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Putting Your Vegetable Garden to Bed

Words by Mike McDonald
Photos by Trevor Moore
Prepping for Winter.     After our vegetable gardens has pumped out all of the food and flavour it can, one very important job remains:...

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Weighing our options

Words by Nick Ward
Photo by Jenn Dykstra
One family's tally of their waste.     I’m standing at the sink, doing the dishes, washing out the plastic yoghurt pot before tossing it...

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Fly Tying 101

Words by Jack Bindernagel
Photos by David Prothero
The joy of making a DIY fly.     1  Start with a stainless steel saltwater hook, in sizes 4 to 8. Pinch the barb with pliers to...

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Loss of the Commons

Words by Andrew Findlay
Illustration by Laurel Meyer
Photo by Mike LeBlanc
Ghosts of Vancouver Island’s Past     You know the expression, "Never trust a man with a moustache?" Well the same goes for a wealthy...

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Rainwater Harvesting 101

Words by Mark Miard
Illustration by Ian Adams
Capturing nature's bounty     The principals of rainwater harvesting have remained the same for centuries: collect and contain clean...

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Stock 101

Words by Jake Galbraith
Photo by Julie Sabey
Announce to the world that you're unwell, whether via a hangover or an outsourced ailment, and there's a good chance that someone who loves you will recommend...

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8

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Composting 101

Words & Photos By Joyce McMenamon
Turn waste into earth! Composting completes the life cycle as organic waste becomes humus, and feeds new organic material. Compost will return essential...

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8

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Angling For More Than A Fish

Words By Myles Armstead
Photos By Sara Kempner
Musings of a Comox Valley fly fisher.     My earliest memory of holding a fly rod was on the Cowichan River, at the age of seven, in...

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Canning 101

Words By Shelley Crysler
Photos By Adam Crysler
Growing and canning their own fruits and vegetables has been a tradition in the Brown Family for over four decades. Determined to provide healthy, homegrown...

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Hens 101

Words & Photos By Rebekah Kenway
While the idea of collecting fresh eggs at home sounds idyllic, don’t think you can wing it. Like most things worth doing, there’s a lot to know about...

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The Art Of The Pick Up

Words By Bevin Clempson
Photos By Jenn Dykstra
Flexing your inner badass at the bar.     In my happy place, I’m away from the world and all its noise. I’m free from unnecessary...

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Herbalism 101

Words By Yarrow Willard
And Philippa Joly
Photo By Jenn Dykstra
How to use supplements to reclaim health in the winter months.     The summer months have faded into fall as many look forward to the...

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Where The Trail Begins

Words By Ryan Parton
Photos By Lorenz Jimenez
The reverent, irreverent and occasionally inappropriate stories behind Cumberland’s eclectic trail names.     Trail building in...

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Beer Tasting 101

Words By Brad Harris
Photos By Ross Bodenmann
Infographic By Ian Adams
Four ingredients: water, malt (usually barley), yeast and hops. Beer. A simple recipe but such a complex substance. The craft beer revolution has ignited...

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Bee Keeping 101

Words By Lisa Levesque
Photos By Mike LeBlanc
I can’t imagine our backyard without the sweet scent and gentle hum of the hives. At this time of year our girls are busily buzzing from sun up to sun down....

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Gardening 101

words & Photos By Rowan Helliwell
1 | CHOOSING YOUR SEEDS A blend of Mesclun mix, oriental greens, or lettuce mix for raised beds or container planting in the spring is perfect. You can choose...

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Foraging 101

Words & Photos By Kristy Pedersen
A bucket bumps gently against my hip, filling slowly with ripe purple-black berries. This is high summer gathering at its best, picking blackberries from...