Inspirational Tuesday ~ Be A Part of the Growing-Your-Own Solution

“Fruit is nature’s purest and most immediate enjoyment, requiring nothing more than a rinse or simple rub on your shirt to clean it. From the fruit-eater’s point of view, it’s effortless pleasure. It demands non of the slicing, chopping soaking, or parboiling needed by vegetables.  Even on a chemical level, its energy is more accessible,…

Inspirational Monday ~ Mini-Farm Your Front Lawn

I woke up this morning to a great post written and illustrated by two women, Jennifer Luxton and Erin Sagen, titled Comic: Why You Should Turn Your Yard Into a Mini-Farm. Take the time to read it and get inspired to do things differently. They wrote this article for YES! Magazine to incite people to ditch…

Inspirational Saturday ~ How Long Are You Sitting Still?

‘Life requires movement.” ~ Aristotle   How many hours a day do you move? Have you ever stopped to take stock of how much time you spend physically moving? It’s likely that you sit to eat breakfast, sit on the commute to work, sit at work, sit on the commute home, sit to eat dinner…

Creating Urban Food Policy in Every City ~ A Good Read

Food Politics is one of my favorite blogs out there. It addresses the business that the food we eat truly is. Marion Nestle suggested a great read on her blog today about the development of Urban Food Policy – it’s about time. Enjoy her brief blog post and links and pick up the book “What…

Free To Be ~ Nature Photography

“To the Wild Woman, being spiritual means whispering to the trees, laughing with flowers, falling in love with the sunset, consulting the waters and worshiping the stars at night. One hand to her heart and one hand toughing Mother Earth.” ~ Shikoba These are recent photographs from our garden and our neighbourhood.      …

Inspirational Wednesday ~ A New Way to Eat in Canada?

  There is nothing more wonderful than sitting in the summer sun and enjoying some non-dairy ice cream. The way the latest draft of the Canadian Food Guide is shaping up, plant-based milk AND ice cream are going to be the way of the future. The idea of two glasses of milk per day are…

Inspirational Wednesday ~ 4 Good Reads for Your Health

“Create the Visions that are Dancing in Your Soul” The following reads may seem somewhat random, but I believe that logic does flow here. Having read recent statistics cited by the Canadian Cancer Society that 1 in 2 people will get a diagnosis of cancer in their life time and 1 in 4 will die…

Growing Urban ~ Early July

The summer and the entire growing season is going by so quickly. The garden changes almost daily and we are fully enjoying our harvest. Lettuces and spinach make for simple, flavor-filled salads. We shuck peas for breakfast, snack on strawberries, radishes and broccoli. We infuse our drinks with fragrant herbs and patiently await the arrival…

Summer Fun at the Library with ‘Give Me Your Feet’

To-Gather Circle Time at Wellington Library on July 20, 2017 We are so excited to be partnering with the Wellington Branch (Nanaimo) of theVancouver Island Regional Library on Thursday, July 20, 2017 for Circle Time from 11:00 to 11:30 am. We will be sharing our debut book, Give Me Your Feet, as part of their Summer Reading Club. We look forward to seeing you there….

Meet Silva ~ A New Book

This is Silva ~ A Curious Little Girl with Imagination A Silva Moment is the latest beautifully illustrated book by the very talented Queen B. Divine.  The book introduces Silva to the world, a beautiful little girl who uses her boundless imagination, compassion, and love to create a better, more inclusive world.  Follow Silva’s adventures…

Growing Stewards of the Planet ~ My New Project

To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves. ~ Gandhi This is an exciting time for me. Not only am I living the dream of growing food for my family, I get to take my passion in a new direction. My debut Children’s Book, Give Me Your Feet,…

‘What’s with Wheat’ is a MUST SEE Documentary

“Food and medicine are not two different things: they are front and back of one body. Chemically grown vegetables may be eaten for food,  but they cannot be used as medicine.” ~ Masanobu Fukuoka In September 2016, I wrote a blog post “Oh Gluten, why do I not eat you so“. I do not have…