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April 11, 2014

Fresh ideas for your home and garden, plus WIN with Green Living!

Want to spruce up your home and garden this spring? This issue is jam-packed with healthy, green inspiration, for homeowners and renters alike. Check out 10 ways to green your apartment. We’ve also got tips on giving old furniture a facelift, reducing your energy footprint in the kitchen and freshening up your home with natural cleaners. Bonus: enter to WIN a $200 herb garden gift basket!.

Next up: you asked, he answered. Check out Canadian gardening guru Mark Cullen’s answers to your eco-gardening questions, and check out his 5 favourite water-saving flowers. Don’t have much of a green thumb? It’s easy to grow your own sprouts indoors. And, for the adventurous foodie, here’s how to forage for free food in your community.

As always, we love to share delicious, healthy recipes with you. Try these light recipes for spring: Spicy Celery Salad, Pea and Asparagus Soup, and Roasted Asparagus with Lemon-Feta Crumble.

Plus: For more green inspiration, join us at the 2014 Green Living Show, April 25-27 at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto. Read about 12 great things to do, and find more info at greenlivingshow.ca. To thank our loyal readers, we’re giving away 10 pairs of FREE tickets! The first 10 people to e-mail crichardson@green-living.ca will get a pair.

Enjoy!

 
12 great things to do at the Green Living Show

12 great things to do at the Green Living Show
A sneak peek at this year’s lineup more»

Avoid the curb & “refurb”

Avoid the curb & “refurb”
Old is the new “new”! more»

Cuttin’ in the kitchen

Cuttin’ in the kitchen
7 tips for a lighter energy footprint more»

Guide to natural spring cleaning

Guide to natural spring cleaning
Ditch the chemicals and deep clean your home, the healthy way more»

Ask Mark Cullen

Ask Mark Cullen
Your spring gardening questions answered more»

Water-saving flowers

Water-saving flowers
5 plants that can handle a little summer neglect more»

Harvest your own sprouts

Harvest your own sprouts
Head to your kitchen, not your grocer, for a bounty of healthful sprouts all year-round more»

Leafy wonders of spring foraging

Leafy wonders of spring foraging
A delicious look at wild edibles more»

10 easy ways to green your apartment

10 easy ways to green your apartment
Big ideas for small spaces more»

 
great recipes:
Spicy Celery Salad

Spicy Celery Salad
Put a little spring in your step with this tasty recipe more»

 
Pea and Asparagus Soup

Pea and Asparagus Soup
Put spring asparagus to use in this delicious, seasonal recipe more»

Roasted Asparagus with Lemon-Feta Crumble

Roasted Asparagus with Lemon-Feta Crumble
A lovely way to prepare this seasonal favourite more»

GOOD READS:
 
Power Plants: Simple Home Remedies You Can Grow

Power Plants: Simple Home Remedies You Can Grow
by Frankie Flowers & Bryce Wylde

Slimming Meals That Heal

Slimming Meals That Heal
by Julie Daniluk

Browsing Nature’s Aisles: A year of foraging for wild food in the suburbs

Browsing Nature’s Aisles: A year of foraging for wild food in the suburbs
by Wendy Brown & Eric Brown

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