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Why should you get bees?

         Bees are an amazing addition to your garden as they will help your plants soar to new heights. Historically, most garden areas didn’t need to have their own beehive (or apiary if you’re feeling fancy) mainly due to the fact that wild honey bees were in abundance. To put the importance of bees in perspective, their estimated value that they add to plants is approximately 265 billion USD. Unfortunately, bees have been rapidly declining in population over the past years; this has been commonly called Colony Collapse Disorder.          Colony collapse disorder is thought to be attributed to many different factors, however, nobody knows what exactly is causing it. The combination of mites, viruses, and other parasites have been...

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Watch your waste!

This week, we’re focusing on two of our favourite topics: cooking at home and moving towards a zero waste lifestyle. At My Green Space, we believe in deepening our connection to the food we eat, primarily by growing it, but also by ensuring that we are fair to all of the produce and ingredients we purchase at the grocery store or local markets. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, “roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption each year - approximately 1.3 billion tonnes - gets lost or wasted.” 1.3 billion tonnes - equivalent to the weight of 480 million elephants. The report behind this astounding figure makes the important...

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