Canada’s Organic Coming of Age

Stephanie Wells

Once upon a time, anyone could call their product “organic”. Consumers were beginning to take an interest in organic foods and other products, part of a growing desire to take better care of the Earth. Farmers were studying the teachings of Steiner, Fukuoka, Howard, Rodale, Leopold, etc.—a long list of brilliant agricultural practitioners. But there were no laws or guidelines regarding organic farming. …

Finding Fruit Fit for the Canadian Climate

Julia Thomson

We Canadians share a certain pride in our ability to weather tough winters. But as hard as the snow, cold, ice and wind can be on humans, the climate can be equally harsh for plants.  Despite the challenges, many Canadian gardeners want to grow and enjoy fresh tender fruit right in their own backyards. Fortunately, a growing number of nurseries, …