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December 2018

The Permablitz

I’m a creature of habit. And in a permaculture program like this one, centered on observation and tied to the seasons, I notice the rhythm of my routine expanding and contracting to fit the days: a year of breaths measured in the cycles of nature. Now in the waning days before the winter solstice, we’re …

Spore Disbursal

Halfway through the second day of a recent weekend workshop, our instructor, Tony, paused and narrowed his eyes in a moment of thought. We’d met him for the first time only the day before, but I could tell he was weighing whether or not to chase down a galloping tangent before it raced away. “You …

Getting used to a Guerilla Garden

Many of the uniquely well-integrated and well-used urban gardens we’ve explored this year sit on public land: Spring Ridge Common, Canada’s oldest public food forest; the Compost Education Centre demonstration site; and the Vic High learning farm, cultivated in partnership with Mason Street Farm, are all located on local School Division property. Sometimes the arrangements …