Supporting the agri-food sector means economic growth and prosperity for Ontario

by Steve Brackenridge, Director, Ontario Federation of Agriculture Throughout the last two years, farmers and farm businesses have worked hard to adapt to the challenges...

What would Mother Nature do?

by Rachel Gill  Here's a scary story to tell around the campfire this summer: Almost half of the world’s fertile soil has disappeared in the...

OFA sees protection of farmland as key to long-term food security

by Drew Spoelstra, Vice President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture For decades, farmers have been losing prime farmland to urban sprawl. I have seen several productive farms...

Pocket Gardens and Trout Lilies

by Philip Fry  It is difficult for most of us to know what to do about the loss of biodiversity taking place right under our...

Wild Ginger, Bloodroot and Volunteers

by Philip Fry As I wandered along our lane watching early wildflowers begin to show, it occurred to me that there are similarities between these...

What does 175 acres actually mean?

According to the data presented in the 2016 Census of Agriculture from Statistics Canada, Ontario is losing an average of 175 acres of farmland...

The restorative potential of the Ferguson Forestry Centre

by Philip Fry A reader recently wrote to me about her property, asking for suggestions about what might be done to clean, restore, and plant...

Kemptville College role in Ontario’s heritage tomato

by William J. Langenberg, M. Sc. Env. Biol.  Many local gardeners in the North Grenville area are probably making a tomato variety selection in determining...

Working to Enhance Our Habitat

by Philip Fry Not long after my last contribution to this column, I received an email message questioning my purposes. I was asked: “What is...
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Recycled Materials: Why they’re better for our community and our homes

by Jackie Edwards With the climate crisis still a growing threat, people are trying to find more ways to attain sustainability. In Canada, the government...