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...

Billowy stands of an Invisible Invasive

by Fred Schueler, Fragile Inheritance Natural History In June, 2009, the vegetation around a small pond we had dug in 1983, formerly dominated by Meadowsweet...

Support line for farmer wellness now live

A telehealth line to provide mental wellness support to all Ontario farmers and farm families is now live.  Through the Farmer Wellness Initiative, the provincial...

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...

Enhancing the eco-values of our patchwork landscape

by Philip Fry We should, I think, be content with the patchwork landscape we have inherited and how it is being currently governed at both...

A New Year’s Agenda for Environmental Adaptation

by Philip Fry I was spurred to begin this column by the October 2021 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and a survey...

Council declares Waste Reduction Week

Council has declared Waste Reduction Week in the Municipality of North Grenville, which runs October 18 – 24, 2021. Celebrating 20 years of success, Waste...

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...

Debunking myths about feeding children

by Dana Hawthorne, RD, Registered Dietitians/Public Health Nutritionist Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit Myth 1: Parents and caregivers should tell children to clean their...

Local food – education

by Deron Johnston One theme that was established through the results of our recent local food survey at www.ngtimes.ca is that there is an education...