Epic Sustainable Living Festival 2013

If the idea of spending a day in a gorgeous botanical garden: exchanging ideas with others about sustainable living; walking a maze; playing bocce and garden games; sipping drinks and checking out food trucks; listening to music; attending gardening workshops; and, exploring sustainable living products and services sounds perfect, you will definitely want to check [...]

Spring Gardening Workshops

If you or you and your family enjoy gardening, you will want to get on the Amsterdam Greenhouses’ E-mail list or follow them on Facebook.  As the weather has started to improve, there can be many reasons to visit Pitt Meadows from other areas of the Lower Mainland.  You could take part in a workshop [...]

BC Home + Garden Show Discoveries

Test driving the Panasonic massage chairs at the BC Home + Garden Show. You can get deep discounts when you purchase one at any of the shows they attend year round. Pamela Chan, BCFamily.ca Take one trade show, add in two 3 1/2 year olds and you are bound to end up with an outcome [...]

Giveaway: BC Home & Garden Show Tickets

As the weather switches back and forth from sunny to rainy, you might be casting your mind ahead to spring and plans to develop your balcony or yard and redecorate your home.  From February 20 – 24, 2013, you can catch up on the latest trends in home and garden design at the BC Home [...]

A Better World: Gift Baskets With Ethically Sourced Products

World in a Garden is a multicultural urban farm and educational project based in Vancouver.  This holiday season they are preparing gift baskets and stocking stuffers using ethically sourced products that will help you complete your holiday gift shopping.  If you would like to order a Farm to Table basket for family and friends, this [...]

Bringing the Outdoors Inside at Christmas

Poinsettia arrangements at Amsterdam Greenhouses & Garden Centre, Pitt Meadows. (Click on image to enlarge.) If you have spent time waiting for a loved one to emerge from a big box store lately, you might have noticed many shoppers exiting with large quantities of generic Christmas balls and baubles that were undoubtedly made in a [...]

The Art of Living at Home

Judging by the conversations on social media websites and across cafe tables, you would think that nobody cleans, cooks, gardens, sews, does crafts or other household arts. You might see a photo from time to time on your Facebook homepage of a special meal that someone has created or you might see a photo of [...]

A Martha Stewart weblog focussed on families

Back in the early 1990′s, Martha Stewart’s Living magazine was a refreshing and exciting arrival in the magazine publishing world.  It is hard to express the emotions and sense of excitement these magazines created for lovers of the art of living in the pre-Internet era.  Season by season, Martha and her team shared in depth [...]

In the Garden:  Downscaling the River Cottage Way

If you are not British and don’t live in the United Kingdom, the River Cottage TV series videos posted online just might be a refreshing find. The premise of the show focuses on Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and his efforts to be a rural small holder, growing his own food (fruits, vegetables and livestock). On the River [...]

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