Have you ever questioned your ability to grow fruit in a cold climate? Look no further! Sea Buckthorn, or Hippophae rhamnoides, is a wonder in the landscape I call home. This is a plant that grows with profuse creativity. It thrives in poor soils while fixing Nitrogen, has taste bursting berries full of antioxidants and bioflavonoids, and is extremely cold hardy. This shrub has so much potential for our health, our landscapes, and food security as a whole.
Elderberries are enthusiastic and energetic growers that can never be tamed. They are extremely useful shrubs that are magnets to incredible amounts of wildlife, medicine makers, foragers, wine makers, and foodies. Learn about making Elderberry syrup, harvesting and growing techniques, and how to propagate this wonderful shrub.
When it comes to pollution, what are some viable ways we can help the Earth to remediate? Oyster mushrooms open up many opportunities for restoration.
Have you ever wondered how we could harvest trees in a way that is not only sustainable, but regenerative? Learn why coppicing is such a valuable tool for forestry management, homesteading, biomass and more.
Giving back to Nature can be a beautiful and creative way of living. The gift doesn't end there. It's meant to be shared, carried on, and eventually returned in a changed and yet even stronger form. How do we give back for the things that we have taken? This is a question I find in the deepest foundations of my life.
White Pine! Cultural uses, make tea, steams, harvest inner bark, make salve, harvest pollen, and how to grow
Learn about apple seeds, and the importance of seed propagation, crop diversity. Learn how to plant apple seeds in the fall.
The importance of local wild food of Northern Ontario. Spruce, Blueberries, Pickerel Weed, White Pine, Cattail