A Video Session with Drew Monkman

October 28, 2022 admin 0

Impacts of Climate Change On Nature In The Kawarthas EDITORIAL COLLECTIVE – For local folk with a question about anything about Nature, Drew Monkman has become the “go-to guy” in the Peterborough and Kawartha area. You’ll appreciate the local references, for instance to the Bridgenorth Pharmacy, and to the weather we count on so much for tourism and farming/gardening in the area. Recently, Drew made this presentation to the Peterborough Field Naturalists He talks about […]

Tilting the Landspace: Vertical Farms

October 27, 2022 admin 0

MARILYN FREEMAN − I am no farmer. I can barely get veggies to grow in my backyard. But I do read science fiction and have been intrigued by tales of vertical farming in cities. Well, reality is catching up to sci fi. Perhaps the future of farming is where herbs, salads and soft fruits are grown year-round in vast, indoor plant factories. It’s happening right now outside of Bristol UK, the home of the world’s […]

Fast Commute

October 25, 2022 admin 0

In the opening stanza of her long form poem, Fast Commute, local author Laurie Graham sets the scene of our climate changing times. The wish that the extinct reverseand the nearly gone be plucked from deathand the managed, risks, in my mouthbecoming a man with a chainsawon a plot the bank says he can to with what he wants It’s another hold around the neck of the landthat says I am and will beand not […]

Municipal Elections Matter in the Climate Crisis

October 22, 2022 admin 0

EDITORIAL COLLECTIVE − Climate change is not something “out there” somewhere else. Its catastrophic impacts are already being experienced, locally – in the city, on farms, in our homes, our economy and our bodies and minds. It should be next municipal Councils’ No. 1 priority from which all the rest are formulated and evaluated as the crisis unfolds rapidly over the next strategic 8-10 years – 2.5 Council terms. Demands on city and county finances […]

Voters and Councils Will Face Hard, New Decisions Due To The Climate Emergency.

October 21, 2022 admin 0

EDITORIAL COLLECTIVE − Climate change is not something “out there” somewhere else. Its catastrophic impacts are already being experienced, locally – in the city, on farms, in our homes, our economy and our bodies and minds. It should be next municipal Councils’ overarching concern in all decisions as the crisis unfolds rapidly over the next strategic eight to ten years − a mere 2.5 Council terms. All of us will feel the effects of poorer […]

The Peterborough Community Medicine Garden: Rediscovering The Commonweal

September 13, 2022 admin 0

Musings From A Conversation With Kelly McDowell KELLY MCDOWELL AND PATRICIA REMY – On the crest of a low hill on the northeast side of the East Bank of the Otonabee, at Trent University, I meet Kelly McDowell. She and another woman are at work in a garden, which looks to me at first glance like an assemblage of different plots. I don’t see the usual rows of vegetables. The other gardener, Kelly tells me, […]