Natures Garden Heirlooms – Sudbury’s vegetable plant source

Natures Garden Heirlooms – Sudbury’s vegetable plant source.

Healthy Food for Healthy People

At Nature’s Garden Heirlooms we promote your choice to grow a sustainable organic vegetable garden.

Small Garden Here in Northern Ontario I have had great success growing many vegetables including peas, beans, cucumbers, peppers, tomato plants and lettuce. I also grow a variety of herbs including basil, borage, chives, oregano, parsley and marigolds, not only for the wonderful additions to my dinners and salads, but for their organic ability to protect my vegetable plants from pests without using chemical pesticides. And, yes, the marigold is a herb.

Vegetable gardens can grow anywhere. Here in Sudbury Ontario, zone 4b, even with our shorter summer season our vegetables plants grow splendidly.

Using the simple methods of organic compost, companion planting and very few gardening supplies, you can start organic gardening in your backyard or a container garden on a balcony or deck.

Saving your heirloom vegetable plant seeds and growing your own organic plants will not only benefit you at the dinner table but give you the assurance you are growing healthy, sustainable food.

Dinner with David Wolfe

YouTube – Dinner with David Wolfe.

I got to meet David Wolfe in Sudbury, Ontario and we were served a 5 course Living Dinner from a RAW restaurant in Toronto called Live!

The event was a fund raiser for local literacy but on by the Rotary Club of Sudbury.

Thanks to Pete Paradis of Green Sudbury for the intro video recording/interview.

Thanks to Georges for sharing this evening and this Raw journey with me!

Sudbury News – Circus coming to Sudbury

FREE Circus tickets came across my desk today.  I thought “I wish I could take my kids to a circus.” I’ve taken them once when they were very little and I was devastated by the sickly animals that looked in pain.   So I vowed never to take them to a circus with animals again. In fact I’ve even protested agaist the use of animals in circuses.

Whenever a circus comes to town I make a phone call. “Hello, are there animals in your circus? Oh I’m sorry I can’t support it.”  So this year the same thing.  After Googling the name I was able to find a phone number and to my delight the response was “This is an animal free Circus!!!”   I was so excited!  Kids we are going to the circus!

That's me on the far left.

That's me on the far left.

Sudbury News – Circus coming to Sudbury.

Circus coming to Sudbury

Date Published | May 6, 2009

Posted by Sudbury Northern Life

Circus Garden (Formerly Garden Bros. Circus) will hit the Sudbury Arena May 12, treating audiences to a mix of old and new.

For the first time, no animals will be used in the performance. The show will include a motorcycle on a high-wire, five mortorcycles in a death-defying “Ball of Doom,” gravity-defying acrobatics and the ever popular “wheel of destiny.”

The brand new show, dubbed as “Cirque meets the streets,” has a whole new style.

The show has been billed as “Largest Three Ring Circus in Canada” for more than 70 years and has adapted many acts to please modern day audiences. In moving away from the traditional “lions, tigers and bears,” Circus Garden is showing there is more to the exhibition than elephant rides or a “dog and pony” show.

Zoom Street is a heart pounding, non-stop thrill ride of death defying acts, all bound together with the “Zoom-Street dance crew” and the sounds of D.J. Danny Zoom.
For tickets, phone the Sudbury Arena box office at 671-3000.

Modern Signs of Childhood Obesity

Modern signs of childhood obesity | Sympatico / MSN Health & Fitness.

Dr. McCrindle advises parents to make sure their children are snacking on fruits and vegetables. He says the only thing children over the age of two should be drinking is low-fat milk or water with their meals. He also says there should be limits set on computer and other passive activities. “If possible, being active with your children is the best example you can set,” he says.


I don’t agree with the milk but definatly we need our children to be eating as much fruits and vegetables as they will eat.  And even some they won’t or that we can disguise as other things 🙂

Grow An Avocado Tree –

Grow An Avocado Tree –

I LOVE AVOCADOS so when I found out I could grow a plant from the pit I was super excited.  I don’t think it will grow fruit in my cold climate but at least I can grow plants 🙂

Grow An Avocado Tree!

Grow an Avocado Tree!

There’s nothing more fun than growing your own Avocado Tree!
“How do I do it?”

Open the avocado and remove the pit from the center. You can eat the fruit of the avocado, it’s yummy and is full of nutrients!*

Wash the avocado pit under cool running water, you don’t need soap to clean it. With your fingers gently wipe away and remove any of the green fruit that might be on the pit. Rinse it well and then blot it dry with a paper towel.

Carefully push three toothpicks into the thickest width of avocado, you want to push the toothpicks into the pit about a 1/2″ deep. (It’s okay if you push them in deeper or even a little less) The toothpicks will help suspend the avocado pit in water and keep the top part of the pit in fresh air and the fat base of the pit under the surface of the water. Be careful pushing in the toothpicks, they have pointy edges and could hurt if they poke your hands, it’s all right to ask a grown-up to help with this.

Suspend the pit over a glass filled with water….the toothpicks will rest on the rim of the glass and hold the pit in place so it doesn’t sink to the bottom. Always check the water level in the glass and see that the water is covering the fat base of the pit by about an inch depth. If the water is below that level you’ll need to add some more. Slowly and carefully pour in more water from a small cup to avoid splashing.

Place the glass in a bright windowsill. In about three to six weeks the top of the avocado pit will begin to split and a stem sprout will emerge from the top and roots will begin to grow at the base.

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