Here at Grassroots we are big supporters of the initiative to get rid of idling in the city and across the globe. We know of the impact that it can have on ourselves, our health, our wallets, and the planet and we want you to know too! So here is an easy infographic that you can share with your friends and family to help spread the word!
Delicious treats all displayed on a reclaimed wood platter.
It’s summer – the season to start hanging out on patios and deck chairs. So here at Grassroots we thought we’d do a recipe round-up of munchies we love, ideas we would love to try making and specialties we’re famous for! Continue reading →
I was instantly thrilled at the idea of being able to tell the difference between conventionally grown, organic and genetically modified produce, just by the numbers on the stickers.
Currently there is no Canadian legislation requiring genetically modified produce to be labelled, despite a 1999 Environics poll stating “80 per cent of Canadians want GM foods to be labelled.” It would be empowering to find a way to be able to learn more about those mysterious fruits and vegetables that seem to appear in grocery stores, as if by petroleum-tinged magic.
Aside from the seed companies we’ve featured , we also have Potting Shed Seed Mixes and Biodegradeable Bamboo Pots!
The weather is getting warmer which means it’s time to get your gardens started! If you haven’t already, now is the time to set up your seeds so they will be ready to plant when the threat of the last frost has melted away. For those of you that know the importance of growing organic, and are ready to sow your own heirloom garden, we have two excellent companies we’d like to introduce you to.
Why is it that Valentine’s Day rarely moves me romantically? Perhaps it was the obligatory card exchange at my childhood Catholic school. As an artistic individual, the multitude of mass produced cards – lacking craft and character – held little weight. Or maybe it was the pop culture imagery of sulky singles I witnessed – and identified with – as a lonesome teen (like the scene from Friends below). While February 14th found me indifferent or cold in previous years, I am warming to the aesthetic in 2013. Seeing windows full of red hearts and delicate lace (the colour of pristine snow), from slushy grey streets is encouraging.
We all know that with the end of December quickly approaching that Santa is busy getting everything set for his worldwide tour. The boots he has to fill sure can leave a large footprint behind. Our friends at Ethical Ocean took a look at Santa’s environmental impact, and tried to help him run a slightly more eco-friendly operation.
Organic bedding is an important part of a healthy home and compliments a green lifestyle. But which one to choose? What weave, thread count, weight is the best for which season? And finally, why is flannel warmer than all the rest?
What is the difference between sateen, percale and flannel sheets?