Category Archives: Composting

As the day gets boxed up

In typical Boxing day tradition, December 26th is a lazy day in the Thomas house. Lego sets are being built, board games make their début & Rapunzel’s hair has been brushed for the umpteenth time.  The kids are a buzz, delighting … Continue reading

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And so it begins…….

We’ve had a streak of beautiful weather this week, here in the Lower Mainland. I took advantage of it as best I could, spending some time outside. I got my hands dirty, and did a final clean up the veggie … Continue reading

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Sweet Cherry Tomatoes, & Other Fantastic Ways to Avoid Late Blight!

  How to avoid the onset of late blight (Phytophthora infestans) Grow your tomatoes in sunny warm location with good drainage. If your area is prone to blight, pots are ideal. Place them on a sunny cement slab, and let … Continue reading

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Now Playing at the Inspiration Garden: Dirt, The Movie!

Looking for something to do this weekend? This Saturday August 20th, Coquitlam’s Inspiration Garden is holding an outdoor screening of the movie DIRT! Inspired by William Bryant Logan’s acclaimed book ‘Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth’. The movie takes … Continue reading

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Not Quite Wordless Wednesday: Let’s Talk Tree Disposal!

The latest issue Organic Gardening and Farming Magazine is out! I have an article on page 19 called “Finding Christmas at Alouette Tree Farm”. I don’t know what happened with the layout, it looks a little off, but I greatly … Continue reading

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Kicking out the bucket!

Back in the spring I talked a little about what my city was doing to try to encourage waste diversion, specifically by adopting a collected composting system. To help inform and encourage the community to participate in their program they … Continue reading

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Earth Week! You dig?

Earth Week has officially kicked off across the country! Here in Port Coquitlam, BC we started bright and early with our hands in the dirt. Compost, that is.The city put on a great tutorial display to help teach the do’s … Continue reading

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Composting in Port Coquitlam

Tomorrow is the official start of Earth Week. I celebrated my first Earth day 2 years ago, just after I first started blogging about my garden adventures. Looking back, so much has changed, including where I blog.This year I’ll be … Continue reading

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