PermaBlitz could work for Canadians

Currently an Australian phenomena, this concept could work in Canadian cities, towns and villages. Based on permaculture on suburban properties.
“About Us
Written by dan
Thursday, 20 September 2007
Summary
Permablitz is a social enterprise committed to improving the sustainability of our cities and suburbs. We use a sustainable design system called permaculture to help communities move away from denial and dependent consumerism to engagement and responsible production. Our core focus is helping people sustainably grow food where they live, building healthy community in the process. Rather than depressing people with the bad news, we empower them with the good news – that the solutions are at hand – and get on with having fun rolling them out.”

http://permablitz.net/

Registered Dietitian’s Blog: greens & berries

Read and enjoy this blog!

“Good nutrition is the cornerstone of any discussion about food! The information and insights offered on this blog are from a highly trained, experienced and caring professional in the field of human nutrition.
My name is Elaine and I am a Registered Dietitian exploring how information technology can support dietitians’ practice, networking and information-sharing. I live and work in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I’ve been practicing for 20 years, specializing in acute care neurosciences.
Greens & Berries is my public journal and library: an annotated collection of links to current topics in nutrition, food and health, as well as my most valuable learning, professional practice and healthy living resources. I write about topics and post links with a dietitian readership in mind, but whether you are a dietitian, other health care professional, student, or anyone concerned about healthy eating, you are welcome here.”

http://greensandberries.squarespace.com/

Centre for Studies in Food Security, Ryerson University

“Certificate in Food Security
In collaboration with the Centre for Studies in Food Security and the School of Nutrition, Ryerson University’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education offers a cutting-edge program designed to meet the needs of today’s food security professionals. This career-related Certificate in Food Security will give you the relevant knowledge you require to excel in this rapidly expanding field.”

http://www.ryerson.ca/foodsecurity/certificate/

UPC Codes, GS1, what they tell you.

The first two or three digits… identify the “country in which the manufacturer’s identification code was assigned. They do not necessarily indicate the country in which the goods were manufactured.”
Source: http://www.makebarcode.com/specs/ean_cc.html
GS1 Global Office
GS1 is a leading global organisation dedicated to the design and implementation of global standards and solutions to improve the efficiency and visibility of supply and demand chains globally and across sectors. The GS1 system of standards is the most widely used supply chain standards system in the world.
http://www.gs1.org/

Online Barcode Search
http://gepir.gs1.org/V31/xx//

Basic and Simple Information
http://www.howstuffworks.com/upc.htm

Duchesne Building Materials

The company has become a Canadian symbol of excellence in the field of building materials. From product design to production, from packaging to shipping, Duchesne is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of quality at every step of production. Yamachiche (Quebec) Canada WIRE MESH For construction For pipes and mines NAILS Construction nails Collated nails WIRE MESH For construction For pipes and mines POLYETHYLENE Multipurpose Vapour barrier REFLECTIVE INSULATION NAILS Construction nails Collated nails SIDINGS Steel Roofing and siding Vinyl Siding, soffit and mouldings Aluminum Siding, soffit and mouldings.

http://www.duchesne.ca/

Temp-Cast Masonry Heater

“You may have heard these unique heaters referred to as masonry stoves or Russian stoves – they are also known as Russian heaters, German tiled stoves (kachelöfen and grundöfen), Finnish masonry stoves or Finnish contra-flow fireplaces. This site is a comprehensive guide to the masonry heater concept in general, including the many benefits of masonry heating such as unmatched performance, improved indoor air quality, healthy heating and reduced environmental impact. We are proud to introduce you to the Temp-Cast family of affordable, fully modular wood-fired masonry heaters – fireplaces that work!”
” …our sales are driven by an educated consumer who recognizes the benefits of sustainability and the resulting independence from increasing utility costs. More than ever, consumers, masons, architects and other professionals are gaining a greater appreciation for the clean-burning technology, the architectural value and the energy payback of the TempCast heater kit.”

http://www.tempcast.com/

Rolling Ridge Maple Products

Arva

Maple Syrup, Maple Butter, Maple Cotton Candy, Maple Sugar

March Seasonal Store
22681 Vanneck Rd
Ilderton, Ontario Canada, N0L 1R0
Telephone: (519) 666-3257

From April to February visit us at either of these locations: Please call ahead!

12688 8 Mile Rd
Arva, Ontario Canada, N0M 1C0
Telephone: (519) 666-1204
OR
23794 Nairn Rd
Ilderton, Ontario Canada, N0M 2A0
Telephone: (519) 666-2238
Fax: (519) 666-2944

http://www.rollingridgemapleproducts.ca

Pancake Brunches

Heat-Kit Masonry Heater

Shawville

“We developed the Heat-Kit system in 1985 to better address both our own needs and those of our clients. It is a system of precast refractory components that has allowed us to reduce the amount of expensive on-site time required to build a heater core by 90% . Our main innovation was to retain about 50% of the firebrick construction in the core, including all critical areas such as the firebox. Firebrick are unsurpassed, in our opinion, for taking the heavy abuse of thermal cycling.
A masonry heater allows you to heat your home with wood in a unique way. Its main distinction is the ability to store a large amount of heat. This means that you can rapidly burn a large charge of wood without overheating your house. The heat is stored in the masonry thermal mass, and then slowly radiates into your house for the next 18 to 24 hours.”

http://heatkit.com/

Norbert Senf, principal
Masonry Stove Builders
25 Brouse Road, RR 5
Shawville, Quebec J0X 2Y0
voice: 819-647-5092
fax: 819-647-6082

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Pioneer Steel Buildings

“Made from super-tough Galvalume® Plus steel manufactured by Dofasco, Pioneer prefabricated steel buildings are rugged and durable. Featuring Econospan construction, they are accurate, straight (there’s no bending, no shifting, no breakage or denting,) completely non-porous and clean. It’s the way to build in the new millennium.

Pioneer’s clear span, no trusses, no beams, no posts designs are today’s leading edge steel building solution. You’ll get 100% usable space that’s affordable, eco-friendly, easy to install, maintenance-free, weather and storm-resistant and, above all, long-lasting.”

http://www.pioneersteel.com/