BuildDirect Blog: Life at Home

Canning the Fruits of Our Labor: A Story

My grandmother grew up in the Great Depression. Her parents were fortunate in that they ...

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Organize Schmorganize: 7 Ways to Make Home Organization Work for You

  It’s reaching  the end of summer and you’re thinking about the rush that naturally comes ...

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Another Reason for Solar on Every Rooftop

  When Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) was developed not many years ago, I was a huge ...

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Apps to Reduce Kitchen Waste

  It's the peak of harvest season, which means lots of vegetable washing, chopping, cooking, freezing ...

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Outdoor Living in Fall – Part 1

  Too often, an outdoor room lies desolate as the chill winds of fall start to ...

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kitchen waste
  It’s the peak of harvest season, which means lots of vegetable washing, chopping, cooking, freezing and canning. That means lots of food scraps, water usage, stock making, recycling and composting. I am by nature a frugal person trying...
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I was saddened to read about the community gardens along the Arbutus corridor in Vancouver being bulldozed. The article stated that gardens tended by families, some for 20 years, on an unused railroad track right-of-way had to be removed....