Summer events to foster a sense of community

Events that bring residents of a community together in one place had been on the back burner as the world was and is continuing to…

Alternatives to store bought fertilizer are all around you

By Jessica Damiano The cost of everything from gas to burgers may be rising, but home gardeners growing produce have found a way at least…

Help, I have thrips!

Thrips. No, it’s not an STI even though it sounds like it could be – thrips are a plant parent’s worst nightmare and could easily…

One-stop prop-shop: make more plants from your plants

Even though I think it’s safe to start outdoor planting, I don’t want to be held accountable for anyone’s dead plants. I’ll hold off on…

Keep your four-legged family members safe around houseplants

Houseplants bring a lot into a home. Colour, extra oxygen, life, improved concentration and can even help reduce stress. Who wouldn’t want a plant or…

Better than a bouquet: Plants for the mom in your life on Mother’s Day

If you haven’t found the mother in your life a gift yet for Mother’s Day, you’re probably going to get her a bouquet of roses…

Humidi-don’t mind if I do

Just when we thought it was safe to start outdoor planting, southern Ontario’s unpredictable weather struck again and changed our long weekend plans. Who knows…

Hunting, the Haudenosaunee way

In examining the ancient roles of the Haudenosaunee, both men and women are viewed as equal, but both are recognized as holding separate duties. Tying…

Ode to the mighty turkey

  Local hunters are reporting that it was a late rut this deer (oskenón:ton) season due to the unnaturally mild winter, so now is the…

Easy ways to go green at school

The go-green movement may have humble beginnings, but now men and women across the globe make everyday decisions with the environment in mind. Private citizens…

Why we should save the bees

In recent years, there has been a growing concern among beekeepers and environmentalists about the rapid decline of honeybees. Just last year alone, Ontario beekeepers…

Everlasting Tree School: nurturing mindfulness for a healthier planet

Living a waste-less lifestyle can be a challenge for any individual. It demands time, commitment and effort in our already busy lives. However, these sacrifices…

Upcycling: an awesome way to recycle

Last week we talked about the importance of including recycling in your overall waste management plan. This week, we’re going to talk about another important…

How to Recycle

As the summer quickly approaches, there is no excuse to get outside, enjoy the fresh air and sort all the recycling that you may have…

Recycle yard waste into valuable compost

Composting may be a person’s first foray into an eco-friendly lifestyle. Compost is a nutrient-rich natural fertilizer that some people refer to as “black gold.”…