Growing food and family values

There’s something about understanding just how hard you have to work for a 10-pound bag of potatoes that’s really valuable, and not just in terms of money.

How menu planning changed the lives of one Ontario family

Chantal Garneau and her family eat the same thing every day and it doesn’t suck. Not only that, but this type of menu planning has slashed her family’s food budget and eliminated food waste from their lives. If that weren’t amazing enough, she says they also have more energy and time, feel healthier and calmer,…

Why Arlene Hazzan Green Traded the Glitz of Film for Gardening

In a previous life — having worked in the film business for 30 years with her husband, Marc — Arlene Hazzan Green was an award-winning screenwriter and director. Until a chance viewing of “The End of Suburbia,” a Canadian documentary about the demise of the oil industry, changed the world as she knew it. “The film was a real…

Making dinner a community affair

How three families on one street started a rotating weekly feast It’s dinner time — again. Wait, didn’t we just make dinner last night? How is it that we’re here again today, trying to figure out an interesting, healthy meal, made from scratch, that the kids will actually eat? If you’re like me, that’s the internal monologue that…