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My name is Isis Loran, creator of the Family Food Garden.

I’ve been gardening for over 10 years now and push the limits of our zone 5 climate. I love growing heirlooms & experimenting with hundreds of varieties, season extending, crunchy homesteading and permaculture.

My goal is to try and get the maximum from our food garden and I created this site so that thousands (now millions!) of people could do the same.

What is a family food garden?

Food is medicine, tea, herbs, healthy fruits and vegetables, wild foraged food, and anything that you consume internally. Growing some of your own food gives you back some control over what goes into your body.

Because let’s face it, even ‘organic’ has become a trend. That means many small organic farms are getting bought out by large-scale corporate farms, often resulting in short cuts and reduced quality. Your food also comes from super far away (most of the time) and is harvested before peak flavor and nutrition.

You & your family really can eat healthier when you grow food yourself!

Raised garden bed

Our family lives in the mountains (growing zone 5) in the west Kootenays of British Columbia Canada. From May until December we grow most of our vegetables and many herbs. We preserve lots for the off-season and practice winter gardening using an unheated greenhouse.

My goal with this site is to give you awesome inspirational content to help your family grow more food!

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Planning & Designing the Family Food Garden- Book Cover

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How to grow food for your family with a garden

Wishing you & your family lots of healthy harvests

and wonderful food gardening!

Isis Loran Food Garden Blogger

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