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Garlic Scapes – that early summer treat

Have you run out of your garlic? Or it’s that time of year where the new garlic hasn’t matured yet and last seasons garlic is long gone, consider garlic scapes. Garlic scapes, the flowering part of the garlic plant, becomes a lifesaver in the kitchen. It has a pungent garlic flavour that is amazing. Check […]

Regenerative Gardening

Continuous mono-crop planting practices are one of the causes of the depletion of our soils by about 1% per year. “Soil erosion is second only to population growth as the biggest environmental problem the world faces. Yet, the problem, which is growing ever more critical, is being ignored because who gets excited about dirt?” D. […]

Save lots of money drying herbs.

Drying herbs at home is such a rewarding experience. The colour and aroma of your own dried herbs are superior to the herbs that you buy in the grocery store. Store-bought herbs demand a very high price. You will notice a more top quality and deeper flavour in the herbs because they are so fresh. […]

Free Organic Fertilizer – make it at home

Make your nutrient-rich fertilizer using comfrey leaves. Comfrey is a perennial plant that can be invasive. I planted mine under the fruit trees as we keep the grass mowed around them, thereby also controlling comfrey plants. Comfrey is a very deep-rooted plant so it brings essential minerals and vitamins up to their leaves. These minerals […]

Birds, Bees, and Butterflies.

Our garden is healthy when there are lots of earthworms. Earthworms eat bacteria and fungi and excrete worm castings, which improves the texture and health of your soil. What brings earthworms to your soil? Using good farming practices of no-till, crop rotation, and cover crops will encourage worms to come and build homes. The real […]

Gardens Planted – Now What

The garden is planted and some plants seem to take forever to grow. This is a list of things to pay attention to while you are waiting for the garden. Asparagus – compost tea or kelp twice a season. Lots of leaf mulch for the winter months. Basil – compost tea or kelp every 2 […]

Ramial Wood

Ramial Wood Mulching There have been many books written about mulching, but not as much said about the usage of deciduous wood. The specific information about ramial wood is fascinating. We had used coniferous tree mulch for our garden paths for years. Cedar mulch actively repels ants and has a nice look. We started using […]

Hudson Creek Tip – Soil Makes you Happy

Did you know that there’s a natural antidepressant in the soil? https:// It’s true, Mycobacterium vaccae is the substance under study, and it seems to work like Prozac. The bacterium in the soil may stimulate the production of serotonin, which is responsible for making you happy and more relaxed. Lack of serotonin can lead […]

Linda’s Story

I find the most improvement in this journey has been renewed health and sense of well-being that has come from a balanced approach. Knowing and learning what my gut and body need has been significant for me. I have learned so much about what works for my body. I have noticed that once I dialled […]

Be An Agent of Change

We have watched hours of videos that have been incredible. I have listed some of the names of the presenters. Such recognizable names as Dr. J. Mercola, Dr. E. Ingham, Jeffrey Smith, Dr. Huber, Dr. Carman, Dr. D. Suzuki, Paul Stamets, Game Brown, Dr. A. Anderson, Brian Lancaster, and Dr. Z. Bush These folks and […]

Gluten-free French Bread

1 1/2 c White rice flour, jasmine 1/4 c Tapioca flour 1/4 c Sweet Potato flour 3/4 c Cassava flour 1/4 c Arrowroot flour 1/8 c Sorghum flour 2 t Guar gum 1 1/2 t Salt Place the above ingredients in a mixmaster, and mix on low. In a small bowl add 2 T Coconut […]

Creating the Best Soil

Interestingly, the first structure we built after our house was three compost bins. The organic master gardening course gave us a new and deeper understanding of recycling in our world. What we learned brought so much new information to us about creating compost and the different ways to utilize compost through compost extracts, compost tea, […]

Hudson Creek Gardening Thoughts

It was a huge week that first week of our master gardening course, sorting and resorting, to try to understand the usage of the language and definitions that truly define organic gardening. To date, the fertilizer industry is enormous. In the 1970s, there was a discussion that this industry was not sustainable because so much […]

Sweet Potato Greens

Sweet Potato Greens Choose the tips of the sweet potato plant, (3 – 4 inches) Place the tips in salted water for about an hour. Empty the water and add: 1 Tomato, peeled, deseeded and chopped 2 Green onions, chopped 1 T Ginger, grated Drizzled with 2 T Olive oil Saute until ingredients are wilted. […]

Hudson Creek Gardening Tips

Just put it in the garden. A voice from the 1800s rocked our world. Reg and I began an organic master gardening course in January 2015. The learnings have been a significant shift in paradigms for us. We are excited about the journey we have started, and we plan to put our ideas down on […]

Five days off the grid

Reflections on ushering in the decade, 2020: Neighbours helping neighbours were very apparent. Our road was impassable for three days, and one neighbour cleared the entire street. It was amazing. Neighbours were looking in on each other and helping where it was needed. We prepared all of our meals on our woodstove, and the heat […]

Our Story

Hi, I am Reg Miller with Shuswap My wife, Katelyn, and her sister, Linda, just wrote a book. I am here to tell you why they wrote it and some thoughts about it. Katelyn starts her new cookbook by saying ‘food was not my friend’. I remember times she often felt best when she […]

Getting Started

There are two ways to approach making significant changes in your diet: the fast approach, which I think is determined by how dire you feel with your current health and your desire for change. The slow approach gradually moves you toward your long term goals, although this approach likely will take a year or longer. […]

Eat 4 Health NOW

You are not feeling well. Now what? You need to reconsider what that means. The understanding now is that all ill health is rooted in inflammation. The work is to determine what are the triggers of your inflammation. There is lots of information to point you in the right direction. Certainly, processed foods and sugar are […]