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Halifax community gardens give urbanites the chance to grow

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Ten-year-old Ajahni Cadougan prepares soil along with Felipe Sanchez, 8, at the new Mulgrave Park community garden. (Anjuli Patil/CBC)

New plots at Mulgrave Park and expansion of Common Roots downtown, indicate popularity of growing locally

CBC News
May 24, 2014

Excerpt:

Two community gardens are offering Halifax residents the opportunity to produce their own local food.

The north-end neighbourhood of Mulgrave Park is in the process of planting its first garden, which consists of 12 mixed-use plots.

There are plans to plant herbs, tomatoes, carrots, lettuce, kale and pumpkins. Seeds will be planted next week.

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100 Edible and Healing Flowers: cultivating – cooking – restoring health

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By Margaret Roberts
Struik Nature (Random House Struik)
February 2014

Margaret Roberts is a well-known proponent of the use of natural products to enhance health and wellbeing. In 100 Edible and Healing Flowers, she encourages readers to create a garden of flowers that can be used in celebrations, in the kitchen, and also to produce medicines and cosmetics. In this hands-on, practical book, Margaret instructs how and when to plant, grow and harvest flowers, and supplies recipes that harness the medicinal, cosmetic and edible nature of these plants.

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June 1, 2014   Comments Off on 100 Edible and Healing Flowers: cultivating – cooking – restoring health