Browsing Category : Gardening

THE EDIBLE GARDEN


Using cold frames to start early in the spring Producing fresh vegetables early in spring is possible and it does not take a lot of work or expense. Some garden vegetables that can be grown in a cold frame include lettuce, radish, spinach, onions, greens, and others. Oh yes, and lamb’s quarters also grow well if those appeal to you…

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A YOUTH-LED ENTERPRISE


Epekwitk Gardens & Preserves engages youth through land stewardship The Epekwitk Gardens and Preserves project began five years ago when leaders of the First Nation community felt it was important to create an opportunity for their future generations. Reconnecting youth to their ancestral roots of stewardship and community was identified as a priority for the Band. According to Chief Brian…

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RECOGNIZING ROSS’ LEGACY


Kensington garden creation encourages community members to step forward Sometimes an idea can be planted and grow quickly. Creating a community garden in Kensington was a thought for Jamie MacKay that grew as fast as a radish in summer soil. MacKay’s passion for his community has filled up his schedule, and now his office. As the deputy provincial team lead…

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YOUR EDIBLE GARDEN


An Island guide to growing on PEI Don’t you just love looking out of your window and feeling the warmth and intensity of the March sun? You can close your eyes and imagine it’s July again. When you open your eyes and look outside, it may still look like winter but spring is closer than you think. Typically PEI has…

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DIGGING IT


Plan to make your garden grow February is a short, cold month where thoughts of gardening are often buried as deeply as the fields under the snow. But it’s a great time to look ahead to warmer weather and do some planning for your gardens, be it vegetable, flower, or a combination of both. Now is a good time to…

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What Goes Around Comes Around


How A-OK Gardens builds on its owner’s background to grow successfully Sometimes life throws you curve balls and sometimes luck just shines down on you. Aman Sedighi, owner and operator of A-OK Gardens in Brookfield, PEI, has surely seen both sides of the coin. “I found my way in Canada,” Sedighi says, who immigrated from Iran to PEI in 2010…

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Stepping Up to the Plate


Planting the seeds for better food security on PEI The PEI Food Exchange is graduating its fourth cohort of Community Food Mentors this fall. This iteration of the program focused on providing participants with knowledge and skills in gardening. It marks just one of the many activities this grassroots organization has undertaken to address food insecurity on the Island. A…

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Allan Bridle hols sprouting kit in front of his booth at Summerside Farmers Market

Big Ideas Sprout Tiny Farms


Father-son team launch Summerside-based business to grow a crop of micro farmers Farming, in the traditional sense, is a pursuit beyond the ability of most people these days. It’s a labourious, time-consuming enterprise that requires a good deal of physical and mental strength, as well as a sizeable acreage of arable land. Yet Alan Bridle and Maxime Rousseaux-Bridle are convinced…

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An Homage to Herbs


Adding zest to your garden and palate The unsung heroes of the culinary world, a cornerstone of traditional medicine, a dream come true for beginner gardeners and experienced farmers too – herbs are all of these things and more, yet they don’t often get the accolades they deserve. Most of us are familiar with the stars of the herb world…

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