Urbanite Raised Beds

I started creating our backyard vegetable garden beds two years ago, using random materials that I found on our new property. Some rocks, bricks and pieces of wood were used to retain a couple of the beds, but the rest were just dug out of … Continue reading

Creating a No-Dig Bed

Creating a No-Dig bed is one of the quickest and easiest ways to build a garden space for vegetables. A variety of organic materials are layered on top of sod, or bare land, to create nutrient-rich soil for plants to … Continue reading

Lawn to Food in Our Front Yard

  In the spring of 2012, we started expanding our vegetable garden from the back yard to the front. The front yard is sheltered and receives more sun than our back yard, (except for one shadow-casting tree) so it made … Continue reading

Pitt Meadows ~ Part 4

The food that our backyard garden produced was phenominal. I was continually amazed at the amount of vegetables harvested from this small space. Here is a picture of the backyard’s southwest corner in 2005 “before“. … and a photo of … Continue reading