Composting with worms: a beginner’s guide to vermicomposting

Worm composting, or vermicomposting, is one of the easiest and most rewarding ways to compost kitchen scraps. The end product of the composting process is sometimes referred to as Black … Continue reading Composting with worms: a beginner’s guide to vermicomposting

Design the regenerative city: zones and sector

When people discuss permaculture design, one of the first aspects mentioned are zones, followed by sectors (or vice versa). In some books, articles and PDCs, zones and sectors are written … Continue reading Design the regenerative city: zones and sector

50 books in 2018

One of my resolutions for 2018 is to read 50 books that are important to my growth as an activist, a permaculture practitioner, and an academic. Many of them are … Continue reading 50 books in 2018

Permaculture and activism, part 1

I am working on a presentation about permaculture as a social and environmental justice movement for this amazing conference Organizing Equality. For this presentation I have been doing some research … Continue reading Permaculture and activism, part 1

The Cheerios #bringbackthebees campaign is a greenwash

It seems that everyone on Facebook is sharing the news that Cheerios is giving away wildflower seeds as part of their campaign to “bring back the bees”. While planting pollinator-loving plants … Continue reading The Cheerios #bringbackthebees campaign is a greenwash

The Permaculture Garden – mid-January

January is a time for gardeners (in the Northern Hemisphere) to dream. It’s a time to think about what you want to do with your garden this coming year – … Continue reading The Permaculture Garden – mid-January

Gardening with bees

As gardening season draws to an end – or mostly to an end – in my part of the world (southwestern Ontario), it is important to consider how you can … Continue reading Gardening with bees