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You will find tons of informative articles, helpful hints, Canadian weather and gardening advice and much more. Here’s a sneak peak at some of the articles you will read about in the 2012 Canadian Farmers’ Almanac:
Here’s a quick look at some of our favorite stories from this year’s newest edition…
By Judy Kneiszel
When was the last time you ate dinner on fine china? Or received a bread and butter note? How about a post card? Is technology replacing too many traditions? Find out what traditions we think are slowly fading away on page 16.
By Glenn Morris
Landscaping is costly, but many garden improvements are within the reach of a do-it-yourself weekend gardener’s budget. The secret is to expend muscle power instead of money. Check out some manageable landscape projects that you can try when time is on your side on page 26.
By Deborah Stafford Tukua
Ancient civilizations thought beer and wine could cure more than one hundred illnesses. But for years, coffee and alcohol have been branded as bad guys in the beverage family. Do these drinks deserve their bad reputations? The latest studies may prompt you to raise a mug and cheer. Find out why on page 100.
By Elisabeth Bailey
A rolling lawn of green grass–it’s the ground cover of choice for a majority of Canadians, and so popular that many people don’t even consider anything else. Not all Canadian climates are hospitable to lawns, however, and these days an increasing number of property owners are seeking low-care solutions that will lessen the environmental impact of their yard. Turn to page 32 for some top picks for ground covers other than grass.
By Deborah Stafford Tukua
Useful tips and techniques for preserving fresh produce, including recipes for pickles, tomato sauce, and chutney. Learn how to preserve your harvest on page 36.
By Dr. Lisa Belisle
We are told that there is a season for everything: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to reap. Is there any truth to these cyclical suggestions? More than you may realize. Learn more about how seasonal cycles affect our health on page 109.
Check out our article on a growing organization in Canada — Plant a Row, Grow a Row. The concept is simple — you grow some extra food in your garden and share it with neighbors who can use it. It’s a wonderful way to help those less fortunate. Check out the details on page 112.
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