A garden can sow itself. Wasps will love you, and eat all kinds of pests in the process, and the birds, oh, my. The gold finches adore lettuce-gone-to-seed. And orach, too. Well, […]
Human Garden: Beaver Garden: Both are acts of memory and gestures of hope. But very different!
I showed you some beautiful patterns that poetry was able to read from natural processes. Here are some further patterns, that extend them into useful manipulations. Notice that these, too, are not […]
Let’s go downtown as if we lived here. Let’s look at Canada through the lens of the story it tells in the Syilx illahie (illahie is Pacific Slope trade jargon for “story” […]
The farm below solves the problem of nitrogen run-off cleverly. It grows plants that are so nitrogen hungry that they deplete the soil, while any remaining nitrogen is trucked away, to be […]
There are selves daringly left out for view to be walked over in series. Lessons in the primacy of biology in Canadian culture are learned young. With great effort, they are built […]
The approach. The landing. The dance. The departure. And then the sun goes down. But then it comes up again. Very fun. Whee. ~ For my friend Theresa, who’s wondering today […]
Morning Glory in the morning. Morning Glory in the evening. A Plant Doesn’t Have to Be Edible to Be Useful! If you plant morning glory (or let the weeds grow, as these […]
Alfalfa flowers make exquisite salad, with a bright green flavour drenched in honey. Let us just give a little leeway to our fellow diners! There’s enough to share.
A lovely day for bumble bees. The beauty hangout today is the vetch on the hill. Pretty nice for an escapee from a hay bale! And of course, the queen of the […]