apples

Fruit Salad for Cool Climates?

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Here at Element we are pretty spoiled with the amazing, diverse variety of fruit we can grow here in the Okanagan.  From the classics like apples, peaches and plums. To the more unique fruits and nuts like Paw Paw which is a fruit that tastes like a cross between a mango and a banana, Hardy…

local food dinner

Cooking from the ground up

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While warm spring weather usually marks the beginning of BBQ season for most folks, here at Element it marks the kick off to Cob Oven season! Some of you may have seen our clay oven before, perhaps you have even enjoyed a pizza or two fresh out of the live fire, well Gord and I can…

Passive Solar Greenhouse

Passive Solar Greenhouse

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Above is your first look at the design for the Attached Passive Solar Greenhouse that we will be building as a part of our April 2013 Workshop. This is by no means a traditional glasshouse style greenhouse that you may expect to see; this greenhouse is specially designed for our northern climate. Some of the construction…