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Tips to make your beach walk not only fun, but food-focused as well Summer’s here and it’s time to get ready for a fun-filled beach excursion, so let’s take a look at some important tips to help you get started on a beach scavenger hunt. Tides: To begin you must find out the low tide time on the day you…

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Cultivating a Forest of Food

Borden family growing East Asian mushrooms in PEI Julie and Dale Hamilton of Borden are eagerly awaiting their first crop of shiitake mushrooms. They are one step closer to their dream of creating a permaculture forest on their Augustine Cove woodlot by cultivating this Asian mushroom. Shiitake mushrooms, or Lentinula edodes, are brown, meaty mushrooms grown in eastern Asia, particularly…

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Flower Power

Edible flowers add bursts of colour to your summer meals At last, summer is in full bloom and so are we. Flowers add to the beauty of it all, but they can also help us beat the heat. When the heat gets to be too much we can experience a flushed face, headache, and feelings of heatstroke. To help alleviate…

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Sea lettuce and seashells on the sand.

Lettuce of the Sea

Island beaches can do more than just nourish your soul. If you learn to recognize the distinctive, bright green seaweed known as sea lettuce, you can wildcraft your own nutritional supplement. This common local species contains more iron than beef! Easy to identify, sea lettuce gets started in the estuaries in April. As it matures, it can be found along…

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