Loving Life on the Land

April 1, 2019 admin 0

AlDEN MCRAE – As we move into the uncertain age of climate change, it’s a natural reaction to feel a certain amount of guilt from our human role in this new reality. It’s important not to turn away from nature, though. Now, more than ever, is the time to strengthen our relationships to the natural world. I believe that living close to nature raises our physical and especially our mental wellbeing. Along the way, we […]

Plant Trees to Save Water

January 1, 2018 admin 0

ANDREA CONNELL – All farming/gardening practices demand that we have a water management plan. It is not as simple as turning on a hose anymore; it may not even be as simple as drawing water from a pond or any other natural source. Fresh, clean, uncontaminated water supply is rapidly becoming a scarce and precious resource. It needs to be managed carefully and thoughtfully in every garden design and indeed in every household. We need […]

11 Tips for Securing Our Water

January 1, 2018 admin 0

 Don’t bathe, shower. Fill the sink, don’t run the tap. If it’s yellow let it mellow. Even low-volume toilets use huge amounts of water. Don’t rinse dishes: dishwashers can handle them  using much less water. Water lawn and garden judiciously, leave hardier plants to wait out dry spells. Collect downspout rainwater in drums for watering. Use downspout extensions to divert water away from sewers. Avoid pesticides; use salt sparingly, if at all. Substances used on […]

My Life Story on Energy

December 15, 2017 admin 0

FRED IRWIN – We Canadians are among the most favored peoples on the planet with both an abundance of energy and water. This abundance is seemingly the  root cause of the difficulty we face in accepting that we are in the midst of an Energy Crisis; which in itself could lead to collapse of our way of life even before the economy craters or climate change begins to affect everything we do and our very survival. […]

Compost Composition

April 1, 2017 admin 0

By Phillip Keinholz Take out compost bucket. Take away, oh, take away the food trimmings, Leftovers from my plate, garden leavings, the police state, Surveillance state,  pernicious hostile security state. Here, take my privilege into the moldering pile. Turn neglect of transformance to transformable compost.                                                                                              Performing I’ll donate the corporate-as-person, prison industries, refugees Held without charge — all that daily news shredded to cross-cut newsprint Snuck into the middle of diurnal pile, night-buried uneven rules, […]

The Road to Green Street

October 15, 2016 admin 0

VICTORIA WINDREM – Everything is a process.  From waking up in the morning to starting a large scale social movement.  Our business, Green Street, was no different.  Today we have a thriving shop downtown in the heart of Peterborough.  My parents, Angie and Verne, run the shop 8 hours a day, 5 days a week.  My brother and I help out in the marketing and IT department.  The business is a going concern; we meet […]