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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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The Future of Farming

by Deron Johnston There was a very interesting article published online recently by the Globe and Mail. It was titled, “The future of farming is...

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%...