Tuesday, March 31, 2015


When was the last time you thought about soil? When was the last conversation you had or even overheard about soil? Without soil there is no life. let us get talking soil. For more visit  this site.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Seed Starting Indoors

Good day all: my Tribune article for Friday april 3 will appear on Thursday April 2 due to good Friday. We learn a bit about starting seeds indoors.

The following week; hugelkultur. 

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Campbellton Community Garden Players

The Campbellton Community Garden Players presented Welcome to Our Garden at the Campbellton Centennail a few weeks back. The children made the puppets and were assisted by Kerry and Tara to organize the play. Script by myself.

The Inspire Cooperative Seed Library

The Inspire Seed Library is a joint project with the Campbellton Centennial Library. The Coop has partnered with the Library on a number of projects over the past few months. The Seed Library is run on a volunteer, honour system. If you live in Campbellton or the surrounding area drop  by and check the Library out.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Staring Seeds Indoors

This Friday, my Tribune article is about rainwater harvesting.

Next Friday  or rather Thursday due to Easter, the topic is seed staring indoors, the when and how.

Started Heritage Tomato Seeds

This morning, I started, in peat pots, under lights, at the office, three Mule Team and three Ashleigh heritage tomato seeds. I will post pics, next week and keep everyone updated on progress. these are two of the three heritage tomatoes, I will be growing in the new greenhouse this year.

This is a test run. The seeds are from Heritage Harvest seed company. I will be giving the tomatoes to people to try them, when ready of course and ask them to let me know their opinion of the product.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Permaculture is The Story

Over the past few years, there has been much written and spoken about our society's need to create a new story. the old story of greed and destruction through competition needs to be replace by one of cooperation and co-creation.

That new story is here and has been for sometime. Permaculture design is a collaborative, nature inspired,ethically driven design process. the story of permaculture design is being told around the world. To be continued.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


Sunday March 22, is World Water  Day.  This week's column and the columns for March 20 and 27 will focus on water and the garden.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015


I find myself thinking about tomatoes, more often, than not. This year I will be planting heritage varieties and testing them. Use them myself for the many things tomatoes can be used for and give away some to get feedback. I will let you know what I am growing and how this all goes,in future posts.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

What Do You Want?

What do you want to read in my weekly Tribune garden column? When it comes to gardening what is on your want list?

Monday, March 2, 2015

Growing Mushrooms in Your Backyard

I have had many discussions with people about mushroom growing and plan to do an article soon. For now, this article is worth reading:

'I often hear, “My yard is so shady that I can’t grow anything.” To which I get my big cheesy grin going and say, “Oh yeah you can! Mushrooms love shade!”

Growing mushrooms outdoors is much easier than you may think.' source

Native Plants

There are two projects happening here in Campbellton that have me turning to the subject of native plants. When we are discussing native pl...