Wire worms in Vancouver City Hall Community Garden, 2010

January 1, 2011 by Mario  
Filed under Organic Gardening


Last year we were unable to get a single onion plant to grow in our plot… we have researched the problems and have concluded that the wire worms were killing the young plants before they could mature. We had similar mortality with lettuce. The wire worms, we believe, migrated from turf in the bottom of our raised bed. We have been trapping them with potatoes, carrots and traps baited with whole wheat flour..

Tabor Tilth: Permaculture in the City

August 3, 2010 by Mario  
Filed under Organic Gardening


This tour of Connie Van Dyke’s urban garden, Tabor Tilth, in Portland, Oregon shows her amazing, integrated system that produces food, fiber, herbs, and fertility on 1/5 of an acre! One of the best examples of urban permaculture around. Video by Starhawk for Earth Activist Trainings/Belili Productions. www.earthactivisttraining.org. An excerpt from the forthcoming documentary Permaculture: The Growing Edge by Belili Productions.

School Gardens Growing Communities Northey Street City Farm

June 18, 2010 by Mario  
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Growing Communities works closely with local schools to develop school gardens along permaculture lines. This video features Grovely State School. Starting from Northey Street City Farm, GC now operates from the Spiral Hub in West End, Brisbane