CO2 Down to Earth

by Philip Fry A recent survey of Canadians concerning climate change and species loss found that 67% of its respondents were somewhat pessimistic about our...

South Mountain Fair and Biodiversity

by Philip Fry The other day, my daughter Rachel brought me to the pigeon display at the South Mountain Fair as a special birthday present....

From Colonial Grid to Patchwork Landscape

by Philip Fry When colonial settlement was initiated in our region in the late eighteenth century, the forest inhabited by indigenous peoples was seen as...
Claude Smith

Claude’s Gardening and Landscaping Forum

Coming next month to the North Grenville Times, readers who have questions related to gardening and landscaping will have the opportunity to get advice...

Protecting plant health essential to sustainability: New report

GLOBE NEWSWIRE From farms to forests, Canada’s plants face increasingly complex threats and protecting them is imperative to sustain the health and wealth they provide,...
Claude Smith

Claude’s Gardening and Landscaping Forum

Dear Claude, Dealing with a bumpy lawn. We have a well-established lawn (20 Years) on a clay soil. The lot is about 12,500sq feet (minus...
The NG Times Newspaper

The benefits of planting trees

We are fortunate to live in an area so abundantly filled with fields and forests of green. One only needs to look around to...

Common Local Trees are dying due to global warming

William John Langenberg, M.Sc Env. Biol., Former researcher and lecturer at Kemptville College Climate change seems to have a devastating effect on some common local landscape...

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...
Claude Smith

Claude’s Gardening and Landscaping Forum

By Claude Smith Dear Claude, My Pencil Cactus seems, since I brought it in, to be dropping branches. Should I be concerned? From Cactus Mom. This...