Immunity Support On Your Plate

Immunity Support On Your Plate

If you’ve read a headline that mentions immune boosting, don’t believe the hype. The idea of boosting the immune system with supplements or specific ingredients is misleading and scientifically inaccurate. There are many things we can do to keep our immune system running smoothly, such as getting enough sleep, being …

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January Veggie Of The Month: Cabbage

White Cabbage

Cabbage’s Leafy Origin Story The rough and rugged cabbage came to North America through eastern Canada in 1541 with Jacques Cartier, an explorer from France. (Cartier also named Canada! What an actual Renaissance man.) Although cabbage is typically cooked to soften some of its toughness, you’ll recognize it as a …

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Plant Pests

Plant Pests

Microscopic and sub-microscopic pathogens and insects in the environment can cause significant damage to plants. Find out how you can manage these plant pests in the sections below. Identify the causal agents Managing plant health problems effectively involves identifying causal agents accurately. For growers needing laboratory services, identifying causal agents …

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Gardens For The Senses

Gardens For The Senses

Time spent in natural environments can provide a range of health benefits, including reduced stress and lowered blood pressure. Most gardens offer visual appeal, but a sensory garden is designed to stimulate all five senses. It’s not hard to transform your own backyard into a sensory delight for people of all ages. …

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Eight Things To Work On In Your Garden This Autumn

8 things to work on in your garden this autumn

Up your autumn gardening game with these seasonal gardening tips that will have your yard coming up roses. Summer has been and gone, and we say hello to autumn, when the leaves begin to develop those signature tints. The start of the new season might have you wondering: ‘what jobs …

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Five Reasons Why Gardening Is Great For Kids

5 reasons why gardening is great for kids

Connecting your children with nature can be as simple as getting into the garden. Here’s why it’s such a good pick. The cooler months through autumn and winter are the best time to plant natives in your garden. By this time of year there’s usually been some good opening rains, …

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The Surprising Health Benefits Of Gardening

The surprising health benefits of gardening

Whether you’re growing fruit and veggies, flowers or succulents, getting your green thumb on can have a surprising number of health benefits for you and your family. Stay fit and active in the garden Depending on the size of your garden, maintaining it can be also be a great way …

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Gardening For Older People

Gardening For Older People

Gardening has many health and therapeutic benefits for older people, especially edible gardening. Garden beds, equipment and tools can all be modified to create a garden that is interesting, accessible and productive. Some medical conditions and physical disabilities may restrict or prevent older people from participating in gardening. However, with …

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The Joys Of Gardening

Joys Of Gardening

Why garden? In our busy lives, some people may overlook gardening, seeing it as something retirees do, just to pass the time. But as the recent ‘stay at home’ period demonstrated where, antedotally, it appears that plant sales have increased as well as the strong support for the Gardening with …

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Hecate Strait Dungeness Crab Cakes And Osuimono Soup

Hecate Strait Dungeness Crab Cakes and Osuimono Soup

A delicious two-part recipe from Chef Dai Fukasaku to help you savour all of the flavors from your local British Columbia caught Dungeness Crab. Three live Dungeness Crab will be needed to complete both recipes. Ingredients Crab Cakes (8 crab cakes/4 servings): 350 grams Crab (body) meat 1 Tbsp. Dijon …

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Fermented Pickles