Category Archives: Sustainability

Starting the Harvest

When I planted my garden at the beginning of April I wasn’t completely sure that there wouldn’t be some winter weather that would kill it off. There have been a couple of small snowfalls but nothing with the kind of cold that kills off cold weather vegetables, and this week we ate our first salad, […]

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Early Spring Gardening

One place to get fresh, tasty, and healthy vegetables is from the garden. The apartment where we’ve lived for the past few years has a garden, and I’ve planted vegetables ever since we’ve lived here. We’ve had tomatoes, peas, radishes, potatoes, hot peppers, and more. However, this year we’re moving, so as of July 1 […]

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No Food in the Community Garden?

We both recently read No Impact Man by Colin Beavan, and yesterday watched the documentary film of the same story.  Something that wasn’t in the book but was in the film and struck me as really odd was how Colin, (the author of the book, and, along with his family, subject of the documentary), came […]

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CSA Vegetables for the Summer

This week we sent off our cheque to the Ferme Mange-Tout for the weekly vegetable baskets that we’ll get starting in June. By subscribing now we saved a bit of money. If you’re not familiar with the Community Supported Agriculture concept, the idea is that a bunch of people prepay a farmer for something, in […]

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Eating In Season

I ran across another infographic today that can help us eat sustainably. It’s the Seasonality Chart from The Guardian:

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  • What is Choices That Matter?

    I'm a guy named John, and I do most of the writing around here. I went from a really active lifestyle to a really inactive lifestyle very quickly and my body is noticing. On top of that I'm worried about what's happening to our planet, so, I'm trying to do something about it.

    For Christmas I received the book Food Matters, which I found very interesting and inspired me to start changing. Check out my first post for the beginning of the story.