Milkweed is not a garden plant

by W.J. Langenberg, ret. Env. Biol.; Hort. Ext. OMAFRA, Kemptville College Milkweed, also called Side Plant, because of its sideways later growth, has a latex milky...

The Marijuana scent of autumnal 400-series highways!

by Fred Schueler & Aleta Karstad – Fragile Inheritance Natural History Even those who drive with their windows closed may have noticed the distinctive waft...

Golden-spangled Lawns

by Dr. Fred Schueler, Fragile Inheritance Natural History Lotus corniculatus, Bird's-foot Trefoil (BFT), is the introduced Clover relative that provides borders of brilliant yellow along provincial...

Major organic foods initiative by local business

As reported in a previous issue, Beking’s Poultry Farm, a third-generation family run egg farm in Oxford Station, is opening a new organic barn...

Plums being pocketed

by Fred Schueler & Aleta Karstad, Fragile Inheritance Natural History It has recently been in the news that the Japanese have been recording the date of...

Invasive Brown Marmorated Stink Bug found in Merrickville

by William Langenberg We have a new pest. Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Halyomorpha halys) is an excellent hitchhiker and extremely invasive. It made its way...

Cleavers cleaving to brushy backyards – Looking for Cleavers’ stories

Fred Schueler and Aleta Karstad, Fragile Inheritance Natural History The genus Galium is called Bedstraw because, back before mattresses cost $750, they were stuffed with...

Between 1996 and 2016, Ontario lost 1.5 million acres of farmland to development

Peggy Brekveld, President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture Do you know where your food comes from? It’s a simple question with a surprisingly complex answer. Our...

Dairy still top in Leeds-Grenville

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has released its report on 2017 farm receipts and commodities in Eastern and East-Central...

Alternative Farming – Linking Agriculture, the Environment and Health

Abigail Conrad at the American University in Washington, DC states the following on her article published in The Guardian: “Small-scale farmers produce food for 70%...