Our Blog | Sustainable Living

Managing Slugs and Snails in the Garden

by: Sara on 03/21/2018

When my nephew was a toddler he had a fascination with slugs. He found those slimy, turd-like molluscs enchanting and would carry one...or a few...around with him everywhere. His mother tried to be supportive, like any mother when their child shows an interest in something, no matter how gooey an interest it was. She even took to trying to protect …

read full article

Choice Moms Raising Peaceful Warriors

by: EJ on 03/08/2018

Happy International Women's Day.  There are so many reasons to celebrate women.  One of my favourites is this.  Paul Hawkins researched the top most effective actions to take to combat climate change for his recent book, Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. He discovered that educating girls and promoting …

read full article

Hand Pollinating Squash

by: Sara on 03/07/2018

Bees are called "nature's sparkplugs" because without them, many plants can't start to produce a crop. But wild bees are scarcer now, and few people keep domestic honeybees in populated areas anymore. Bees are also less active in cool weather, so flowers go unpollinated when it is cool and rainy. People need to know how to hand pollinate flowers. …

read full article

Tips for gardening in the Pacific Northwest with Linda Gilkeson, author of Backyard Bounty

by: Sara on 02/28/2018

Master gardener and author Linda Gilkeson has just released the Revised & Expanded 2nd Edition of her best-selling book Backyard Bounty: The Complete Guide to Year-round Gardening in the Pacific Northwest. Linda agreed to answer some of our most pressing gardening questions in the interview below, and chose two winning questions from those …

read full article

Invest Like You Give a Damn Author Shares Tips for Aligning your Investments with Your Values

by: Sara on 02/13/2018

In his new book Invest Like You Give a Damn: Make Money, Change the World, Sleep Well at Night,Marc de Sousa-Shields takes the guess work out of Socially Responsible Investing. Between Marc's humor and expertise he takes what many of us find daunting, investing for retirement, and shows how making money and aligning your investments with your …

read full article