Every time I step into a grocery store I stand in awe at the vast array of food available to us, all at a relatively low cost. Did you know that only 2% of the population, which includes my family, produce all the food we enjoy? "2% of the population is producing the fantastic amount of... Continue Reading →
Here's an applicable thought as we celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend. Remember to be grateful for what you have, not just on Thanksgiving, but every day. Happy Thanksgiving!
Canada's national organic week concludes today. Organic week is the largest annual celebration of organic food, farming and products across the country. Recently a friend shared with me an Australian video she came across on organic agriculture and I thought I'd share it with all of you to cap off organic week. This video makes some great points... Continue Reading →
The hashtag WeAreWinter has been trending on Twitter in Canada during the recent Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. A Mexican friend, who moved to Canada a couple years ago, recently said she's noticed that Canada seems to have about two or three months of summer and the rest of the year is winter. Yeah,... Continue Reading →
At a recent agricultural conference I decided to take in a session with speaker Mairlyn Smith. Some of you may recognize her name. Mairlyn is a professional home economist who makes regular appearances on CityLine and Breakfast Television in Canada. She peppers her healthy cooking talks with a side of comedy. Check out her website. During... Continue Reading →
FACT: My family farm produces enough food to feed 120 people every day. My grandpa's farm produced enough food to feed 10 people every day. This ISN'T my grandpa's farm. So why are today's farms able to produce that much more? Crop protection products and plant biotechnology tools are allowing farmers to produce more yield per... Continue Reading →
According to Benjamin Franklin, the only two things certain in life are death and taxes. If that's true, when considering a future career, young people should probably opt for funeral director or accountant. But if working with the deceased and working with numbers don't appeal to you (and who can blame you), then what about... Continue Reading →
Quick quiz: what do the 4 H's in 4-H stand for? Read the rest of this post and you'll find out at the end. 4-H is celebrating a big birthday this year - 100 years. Since 1913, 4-H has given youth between the ages of eight and 21 opportunities to learn new things such as... Continue Reading →