Lisa Olson

I woke up the other morning, peeped out of my tent and saw dew on my car windshield; it had been a cool evening on one of my last camping trips of the year. It was also another sign that it was close to the end of harvest. more

Oct 1, 2014 10:52 AM Publishers View

This edition is one of my favourite editions of the year! Every summer at this time we publish the Innovation Edition, where we feature new products and gadgets, mystifying chemical compounds, and new growing techniques that we want you discover. more

Jul 1, 2017 12:00 AM Publishers View

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I can’t help but notice how this industry is growing and expanding and how sometimes a single turn of events can help make things better. more

May 30, 2017 2:00 PM Publishers View

What are you up to this spring? Have you been travelling to tradeshows, setting up booths, attending workshops, fine tuning your business strategy, or waiting for the weather to warm up so you can tend to your plants or plant new crops? more

Feb 8, 2017 12:00 AM Publishers View

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Are there people in your life that you have your eye on? People that are important to you like your family, friends, neighbours, or fellow co-workers? more

Nov 23, 2016 3:39 PM Publishers View

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With the real estate boom at its height and rentals at a premium, I’m wondering how many of you have thought of selling your home this year or renting out a downstairs suite or cabin on your property to vacationers? more

Oct 1, 2016 1:00 AM , Publishers View

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Concepts like biodiversity, conservation, interactive, plant science, niche markets, microclimate, and even a look into a food forest are some of the topics explored in this Annual Innovation Issue. Find them and you’ll feel inspired too! more

Jul 7, 2016 12:35 PM Publishers View

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Taking off in a helicopter can be an exhilarating experience; there is lots of excitement, power, torque and wind! It's a bit like a business where you launch, take off, and then rise steadily and travel with no road map to your destination. more

Jun 9, 2016 9:53 AM Publishers View

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Waking up in the morning you never know what will come of your day. You get up, do mostly the same thing everyday and then something out of the ordinary happens. more

Apr 10, 2016 12:00 AM Publishers View

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It’s another start to the season and there are so many tradeshows across the country to help with networking, inspiration and education. I wonder how much the consumer knows about what it really takes to bring products to market. more

Feb 12, 2016 12:00 AM Publishers View

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The other day, I learned a new term while visiting my son up north and chatting with his boss on the jobsite. As a mom, it was heartwarming to hear how well my son was doing on the job. more

Dec 15, 2015 12:00 AM Publishers View

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Innovation can take the form of improving or enhancing something that already exists; like providing soft mats for staff to stand on, better signage to direct customers to your site, unique new tastes and flavours, and interesting eye-catching labels more

Jul 7, 2015 2:38 PM Publishers View

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Most days we can tend go along day after day doing similar jobs and tasks without much thought or inspiration. Those days are necessary to complete the tasks assigned to us or that we have assigned to ourselves, perhaps by previous inspiration. more

Apr 10, 2015 1:46 PM Publishers View

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Welcome to our first issue of the year! By now, you’ve likely set in play those new years’ resolutions or fallen off on a few. Sometimes timing is everything or it’s just not a top priority - you can always choose to reset them again. more

Feb 4, 2015 12:00 AM Publishers View

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One of the things I love is coming up with new ideas! They seem to pop into my head out of nowhere. The other day, I saw an interesting idea to help remember things that happen throughout the year, things to be thankful for . . . more

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM Publishers View

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I remember summer being a time when I got a chance to run around barefoot until the streetlights came on and my feet were black, and swimming in my local pool and eating at least one Fudgsicle per day. more

Jun 10, 2014 1:32 PM Publishers View

Does starting an agri-tourism business seem too complicated? Maybe it’s not your cup of tea to have the public on your property? more

Apr 9, 2014 12:12 PM Publishers View

‘We like, we like to party!’ Do you remember that song from 1998 by the Vengaboys? It came to mind while I was thinking about the International Tree Fruit Association Annual Conference coming to Kelowna this month, February 22-26. more

Feb 12, 2014 11:21 AM Publishers View

I was lucky enough this year to be given a large bag of hail-damaged apples that were left over from a donation to a women’s pie-making group. The apples were so fresh, crisp and delicious; I enjoyed each one and made a few apple crisps as well. more

Nov 29, 2013 3:05 PM Publishers View

My grandfather was a builder in the 1940s, he had a very good reputation around town for building quality, constructed homes. more

Jul 10, 2013 11:56 AM Publishers View

During a recent conversation with a school intake counselor regarding my son’s education into a trade course, the two words she declared powerfully that would insure job success was ‘attitude and aptitude’. more

Apr 8, 2013 2:14 PM Publishers View