Grow Food With Shelfponics

15. January 2015 Grow Food 0
Shelfponics is a combination of vertical farming and hydroponics. The idea comes from the GardenPool project in Arizona, but Shelfponics does not need a warm climate. Trays and racks could be set-up anywhere inside where sunlight reaches. Source: GardenPool Blog So I was looking at an unused corner of the Garden Pool when I had an idea: vertical growing. It was a small area with about 78″ of vertical height, perfect for vertical growing. We generally used the corner to store unused buckets, aquariums, or small starter plants in soil. The next task was to find a simple solution for vertical growing. What was found was a bookshelf that was used to store tools and miscellaneous GP stuff. I took down the bookshelf and installed a simple plywood shelf elsewhere to take its place. While examining the bookshelf I noticed that the shelves could be snapped-in upside down. This would make a perfect tray Ebb & Flow system. Over the next 9 months we would experiment with and perfect what we have coined shelfponics. …

Bread Making Workshop

10. January 2015 Grow Food 0
Do you like bread? Do you like eating bread? Do you like making bread? Would you like to learn how to make very easily your own delicious, healthy and inexpensive bread? If you answered yes to at least two of the above questions then do we have the workshop for you! The Montreal Permaculture Guild is organizing a series of “re-skilling” workshops at the NDG Food Depot at 2121 Oxford Street. Come join us there on Monday, February 7th, 2011 starting 5.30 pm and watch Montreal Permaculturalist Ed Yersh make bread with his very own bread machine. He will show you how it’s done. He will talk about bread. We will watch the bread machine as it: mixes the ingredients kneads the ingredients bakes the ingredients warms the bread You will be offered bread to eat. You will enjoy the convivial company of fellow bread enthusiasts.…