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Design Feature In – Green Child Magazine

Posted by on Mar 6, 2012 in Blog, Landscape Design, Media | 4 comments

Design Feature In – Green Child Magazine

Urban Eden Design was recently featured in Green Child Magazine, in the late winter 2012 edition. The article is below. GC: Why did you choose to be a holistic/sustainable landscaper? LF: My passion and curiosity lead me down an interesting path on a search for a career that would allow me to work within my values and create sustainable beauty. I trained as a graphic and media designer, but part way through my schooling I was hit by a car as a pedestrian! During my recovery I realized the amazing healing power of nature and this discovery started me down the path of horticulture...

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How to plan your garden to eat fresh veggies all year long!

Posted by on Jan 22, 2012 in Blog, Food Growing, White Rock's Best | 1 comment

How to plan your garden to eat fresh veggies all year long!

How to plan your garden to eat fresh veggies all year long! January is the perfect time to plan the coming year’s garden space. What, the whole year? You might ask. Definitely! More and more people are gaining a huge appreciation for food gardening as community gardens and urban agriculture continues to expand, and I am excited to share this list of veggies you could be enjoying this time of year if you had the foresight to plan your four season garden!!    Read more…   Artichoke, Jerusalem Beetroot Brussels sprouts Cabbage –...

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Easy Fall Prep for Amazing Spring Veggies

Posted by on Nov 27, 2011 in Blog, Food Growing, White Rock's Best | 0 comments

Easy Fall Prep for Amazing Spring Veggies

What a interesting weather year we have had, the leaves are finally starting to fall! The key to great veggies and other healthy plants all lie in the health of the soil. The more organic matter and living microorganisms that are in the soil, the stronger and more resilient the plants become. Regardless of whether you have just started a veggie garden or you are improving an existing one, the easiest way to add organic matter to the soil is to go out and collect leaves. Leaves will decompose better if they are smaller pieces and there are a couple of simple ways to make the leaves smaller....

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‘Now’ reporter gets lesson in composting in White Rock – Surrey Now Article

Posted by on Nov 4, 2011 in Blog, Community Garden, Food Growing, Landscape Design, Media, Workshops | 1 comment

‘Now’ reporter gets lesson in composting in White Rock – Surrey Now Article

By Amy Reid, Surrey NOW October 19, 2011 WHITE ROCK – It’s no news to anyone that composting is a way to turn garbage into gold. But I had never taken the time to learn how the whole process works – or how to do it for myself. As a child, my mom had an outdoor composter set up, but my job was simply to throw the acceptable food waste items into a bin under the sink. I never questioned, or understood, the science behind it. When I saw that a composting workshop was being offered in White Rock, I jumped on it. Lora Frost, an organic master gardener and holistic landscape...

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Creating Curb Appeal & Increasing your Property Value

Posted by on Oct 8, 2011 in Blog, Featured, Landscape Design, Photos | 2 comments

Creating Curb Appeal & Increasing your Property Value

“So, whether you are a new home owner building for your family or a contractor building for potential new buyers, the fact is creative landscaping enhances the perceived value and the actual resale value of every home.” This modest looking rancher is dwarfed by the 80 foot plus trees. There is no path to the front door, and most new visitors miss the driveway, which is before the home and is hard to see. Situated on the agriculture based and visually stunning Westham Island, this 5 acre parcel is home to Westham Island Nursery.  The goal: create a Mediterranean influenced...

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Good things growing in White Rock – Peace Arch News Article

Posted by on Aug 30, 2011 in Blog, Community Garden, Food Growing, Media | 0 comments

Good things growing in White Rock – Peace Arch News Article

By Tricia Leslie – Peace Arch News Published: August 24, 2011 4:00 PM Updated: August 25, 2011 12:00 PM He walks along the side of his garden plot, pointing out the different varieties of vegetables growing there, proud to see his work and effort sprouting to life. While his snap peas are doing well – along with several other vegetables and lettuces in plot No. 17 at White Rock Community Garden – Skylar Porter, 10, is waiting to harvest one particular crop from his garden. “Here are my carrots,” he says, using both arms to showcase where the orange veggies are growing. “I...

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