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Living in a high-rise doesn’t mean your green fingers are useless - The Globe and Mail
Special to The Globe and Mail
Published Wednesday, Jun. 04 2014
gardening  urban 
july 2014 by jerryking
Why Asian greens are red-hot with gardeners
Jun. 19 2013 | The Globe and Mail |DAVE McGINN.

In Canada, Asian vegetables have become staples at garden centres and seed companies, thanks largely to demographics. With the number of Asian Canadians on the rise, markets are responding to suit their tastes. But the popularity of growing these veggies is hardly limited to those of Asian heritage. Gardeners of all kinds are being drawn to them thanks to the fact that many are quick and easy to grow and offer something more exotic that tomatoes and carrots.

To feed the demand, new farms that specialize in growing Asian vegetables are sprouting up, like Red Pocket Farm in Toronto.
fresh_produce  salads  gardening  Asian  immigrants  ethnic_communities 
june 2013 by jerryking
Seed venture flourishes as a growing business -
June 9, 2013 11:30 pm
Seed venture flourishes as a growing business

By Wai Kwen Chan
gardening  start_ups  fresh_produce  agriculture 
june 2013 by jerryking
Rooftop gardening provides environmental benefits in urban areas
By David Runk
Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Manufacturers, meanwhile, often have large, unused flat roofs but little land to spare.

Moxlow, who grew up gardening, built a plastic-covered greenhouse, known as a hoop house, on a stretch of his company's flat roof and used forced air and a hot-water heater to keep it warm during the winter. But he has designed and is testing a system to harness heat from the forging operation that would otherwise be wasted.

The forge heats metal to between 1,600 and 1,800 degrees. After pieces are formed, they are put into big bins and set outside to cool. Moxlow's system would roll some bins under a 4,000-gallon tank inside the plant to heat water to warm the greenhouse. In northern states where greenhouses often shut down for the winter because of the high cost of heating, the system could make year-round growing more practical, he said.... Designed for roofs of at least 10,000 square feet, its systems would use solar panels to heat greenhouses where plants grow in water. The greenhouses should lower buildings' utility costs by absorbing sunlight in the summer and providing additional insulation in the winter, the company says.
manufacturers  greenhouses  green_roofs  urban  gardening  farming  high-cost 
april 2013 by jerryking
Manure and you!
December 2004 | | Jim Carroll- Futurist, Trends & Innovation Keynote Speaker
agriculture  innovation  trends  gardening  composting 
february 2013 by jerryking
Not your grandmother's gardening any more - The Globe and Mail
Sarah Boesveld and Marina Strauss

The Globe and Mail

Last updated Friday, Mar. 25 2011
gardening  Marina_Strauss 
june 2012 by jerryking
Lawn chemicals ban means Toronto’s public spaces are going to seed - The Globe and Mail
MARCUS GEE | Columnist profile | E-mail
From Saturday's Globe and Mail
Published Friday, May. 18, 2012

The ban on lawn chemicals was a triumph of fuzzy-headed environmentalism. Since the town of Hudson, Que., became the first jurisdiction to enact an anti-pesticide bylaw in 1991, scores of municipalities and seven provinces have banned them. You can spray pesticides on the food crops we eat, but not the grass we walk on. You can use certain insecticides to kill cockroaches in your house, but not grubs in your grass.
Marcus_Gee  parks  ravines  gardening  bylaws  environmentalism  weeds 
may 2012 by jerryking
How the right soil makes your vegetables tastier - The Globe and Mail
From Wednesday's Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, May. 08, 2012
vegetables  gardening 
may 2012 by jerryking
Gardeners need a sense of humus - Yahoo! News
By LEE REICH | Associated Press – Tue, Apr 3, 2012
gardening  composting 
april 2012 by jerryking
Green thumbs: the rookie season
May 11, 2011.| The Globe and Mail pg. L.1| Jessica Leeder.

"What you don't want to do is be a slave to it and resent it," he said. "If someone is keen to grow veggies and they're willing to put in the time, they'll succeed. It's not rocket science," he said, adding: "It's kind of like when you learn to ride a bike as a kid. You might fall. But you'll get up and sure enough you'll ride the bike."
ProQuest  gardening  vegetables 
october 2011 by jerryking
How-to Grow a Salad
May. 02, 2011 | The Globe and Mail | COURTNEY SHEA.
howto  salads  gardening  vegetables 
october 2011 by jerryking
Heirloom Seeds or Flinty Hybrids?
March 24, 2011
gardening  heirloom  vegetables  seeds  hybrids 
march 2011 by jerryking
How to grow a business
Jul. 03, 2007 | - The Globe and Mail | Diane Jermyn. Mark
Cullen, 51, is the president of Mark's Choice Ltd, a horticultural
communication and marketing company, which he launched in 2004.
gardening  horticultural  family-owned_businesses  CAFE  entrepreneur 
february 2011 by jerryking
Grow It
June 3, 2010 | Zoomer Magazine | Mark Cullen
gardening  tomatoes 
february 2011 by jerryking
Managing Water as Scarcity Looms -
SEPT. 27, 2010 | WSJ | By GERALDINE AMIEL. Suez
Environnement's CEO Taps Opportunities Amid Escalating Global Shortages;
a Particular Thirst for China. As the world's population grows and
migrates to cities, water shortages are happening in places where
scarcity was unthinkable only 5 yrs ago, such as the Spanish coast,...
London,--is described by the U.K. Environment Agency as "seriously water
stressed." And in March 2009, a report by the WEF said the lack of
water would "soon tear into various parts of the global economic system"
and "start to emerge as a headline geopolitical issue."...``on the U.S.
East Coast, "people are used to having water—they don't think further,
they don't think about future generations." Mr. Chaussade prefers
thinking for the long term. His main hobby is planting trees in his
garden and watching them grow, imagining what people will think of them
in 100 yrs. "The garden must be beautiful when you create it,--It must
remain so when you're gone."
water  scarcity  China  Suez  Veolia  CEOs  smart_grid  desalination  imagination  wastewater-treatment  sensors  HBS  gardening  long-term  far-sightedness  unthinkable  geopolitics 
september 2010 by jerryking
Bigger isn't better when it comes to strawberries - The Globe and Mail
Gayla Trail

From Saturday's Globe and Mail Published on Friday, May. 21, 2010
Gayla_Trail  strawberries  gardening  fruits 
september 2010 by jerryking
Grow your own goes organic
August 25, 2010 | Globe & Mail | DAVE MCGINN
gardening  vegetables  seeds  organic 
august 2010 by jerryking
You Say Tomato. They Say Phony. -
APRIL 21, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | By ANNE MARIE
CHAKER. New Hybrids Promise Same Flavor, Less Fuss; Heirloom Lovers
tomatoes  gardening  vegetables  seeds  heirloom 
august 2010 by jerryking
Not your grandmother’s gardening any more -
May. 22, 2010 | The Globe and Mail | Sarah Boesveld and Marina Strauss
Marina_Strauss  gardening 
may 2010 by jerryking
Highly productive
April 24 2010 | Financial Times | By Sarah Murray
agriculture  cities  vegetables  gardening  urban  green_roofs  skyscrapers  farming 
april 2010 by jerryking
For Old, Rare Plants, Gardeners Turn to Seed Exchanges -
FEBRUARY 10, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | by ANNE MARIE CHAKER.
gardening  seeds 
february 2010 by jerryking
MANAGING Inside Industry: Garden Centres Nurseries face growing competition Temporary outlets that pop up during peak season are skimming the cream of the business from retailers that operate year- round.
May 15, 1996 | Globe & Mail pg. B10 | by JANET McFARLAND.
Fuelled by growing interest among the baby boomer set, the Canadian
garden supply industry has shown slow growth in profit margins over the
past 4 yrs. After-tax ROS was 2.97 % in '95, an increase from 2.79 % in
'94. But ROE slipped to 17.2 % from 20.3 % and ROA decreased to 4.61 %
from 5.33 %. Most alarming, however, was a steep dive in liquidity. The
industry's quick ratio was a painfully weak 0.17:1 in '95, a drop from
the already inadequate 0.40:1 in '94. A ratio of 1:1 is considered good.
Most alarming, however, was a steep dive in liquidity. The industry's
quick ratio, which measures the amount of cash and accounts receivable
available to pay short-term debt, was a painfully weak 0.17:1 in '95, a
drop from the already inadequate 0.40:1 in '94. A ratio of 1:1 is
considered good. Competition from large retailers (e.g. Canadian Tire,
Home Depot) and grocers is eating into the business of the independent
Sheridan  nurseries  cream_skimming  D&B  baby_boomers  horticultural  gardening  pop-ups 
february 2010 by jerryking
What Color Is Your Poinsettia? -
December 14, 2006 | Wall Street Journal | By BART ZIEGLER.
Classic Red Christmas Plant, Gets a Psychedelic Makeover, Driving Some
Purists Batty. This year, big-box stores, independent garden centers
and supermarkets are offering poinsettias -- the potted plants long
associated with Christmas -- that have been sprayed with pigments or
dyes, dusted with glitter and even coated with metallic effects. These
treatments, said to be harmless to the plants, turn the normally red,
pink or white leaves into a riot of purple, blue, fuchsia, yellow,
orange, silver or gold....industry's chief problem: a decline in
interest in gardening and plants among younger consumers.
Sheridan  nurseries  horticultural  big-box  supermarkets  decline  innovation  competition  gardening 
february 2010 by jerryking
The latest perk: the office veggie patch
May. 28, 2007 | The Globe and Mail | by PATRICK WHITE. Office
food gardens would be new to urban agriculture experts. "It's a
fantastic idea," said Michael Levenston, executive director of City
Farmer, a Canadian promoter of urban agriculture. "It's quite surprising
we don't see more of it."
farming  urban  gardening  workplaces  horticultural  green_roofs  rooftop_gardens 
february 2010 by jerryking
Lettuce give thanks for local spring mix
May 26, 2007 | The Globe and Mail pg. M.2 | by Sasha Chapman.
Lettuce is often held up as one of the great excesses of the industrial
food chain; journalist Michael Pollan calculates that processing and
shipping a one-pound box of lettuce (about half a kilo) from California
to the East Coast requires about 4,600 calories of fossil fuels. Which
seems absurd when you consider how much energy the lettuce represents on
the dinner plate: a measly 80 calories. What's worse, there's no reason
for us to be importing our leaves. Lettuce is perfectly easy to grow
right here in Ontario, year-round....Cookstown Greens opens a weekly
stall at the new Don Valley Brick Works Farmers' Market.

The first and best-known baby salad leaves in this city come from
Cookstown Greens, just north of Canada's Wonderland. For nearly 20
years, David Cohlmeyer has been supplying high-end restaurants with the
best salad mixes (and a rainbow of veggies).
ProQuest  Sasha_Chapman  farmers'_markets  Toronto  urban  Michael_Pollan  gardening 
february 2010 by jerryking
New, Easy-to-Use Composters -
OCTOBER 13, 2009 | Wall Street Journal | by GWENDOLYN BOUNDS.
composting  gardening  vegetables  Gwendolyn_Bounds 
october 2009 by jerryking
GARDENING - Times Topics Blog -
September 2, 2009 | NYT Blog | By Michael Tortorello
blog  gardening  vegetables 
september 2009 by jerryking
Attack of the killer of tomatoes
Aug. 20, 2009 | Globe & Mail | by Dakshana Bascaramurty
tomatoes  gardening  fungi  disease 
august 2009 by jerryking
Op-Ed Contributor - You Say Tomato, I Say Agricultural Disaster -
August 8, 2009 | New York Times | By DAN BARBER. " The latest
trouble is the explosion of late blight, a plant disease that attacks
potatoes and tomatoes".
gardening  tomatoes  disease  fungi 
august 2009 by jerryking
Street Farmer -
July 1, 2009 | New York Times | By ELIZABETH ROYTE
gardening  vegetables  urban  agriculture  farming 
july 2009 by jerryking
New Yorkers Try Composting With Worms -
February 18, 2009 | New York Times | By MIREYA NAVARRO
composting  worms  gardening 
july 2009 by jerryking
For a Green Thumb, Just Add Water -
JUNE 17, 2009 | Wall Street Journal | by GWENDOLYN BOUNDS
gardening  vegetables  Gwendolyn_Bounds 
june 2009 by jerryking
It's not too late to get seedy - The Globe and Mail
Gayla Trail

From Saturday's Globe and Mail, Wednesday, May. 20, 2009
Gayla_Trail  gardening  vegetables  seeds 
june 2009 by jerryking
Transplants: the veggie gardener's BFF - The Globe and Mail
Saturday, May. 30, 2009 | From Saturday's Globe and Mail | by Gayla Trail
Gayla_Trail  vegetables  gardening 
june 2009 by jerryking - Outdoor living - How to start a vegetable garden
March 25, 2009 | The Toronto Star | by Dean Fosdick

(think snap peas or green beans!) or fruit (juicy tomatoes!
strawberries!). These bees also travel from flower to flower,
cross-pollinating, which improves the vigor of plants and the size of
that tomato.
gardening  vegetables  tips  howto 
april 2009 by jerryking
How Much Can a Garden Save You? -
APRIL 16, 2009 | Wall Street Journal | by NEAL TEMPLIN
gardening  vegetables  food  food_crops 
april 2009 by jerryking - Growing the zero-mile diet
May 23, 2008 Globe and Mail article by FIONA MORROW on cultivating your own veggies.
gardening  vegetables  seeds  food_crops  locavore 
january 2009 by jerryking

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