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Take it Outside!

Don’t let the frigid temperatures put you off – getting outside during the winter can be both enjoyable and therapeutic, as long as you do it right. With that in mind, Jason Allen gives a few tips, tricks and words of wisdom on hitting the trails and making…
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Feed the birds – the right way

Setting up a backyard feeder for your feathered friends is a rewarding way to connect to nature and some ancient traditions. A few years ago, we were finally successful in growing giant-headed sunflowers. They stood tall over the back of our garden plot, nodding in the breeze, signalling…
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Fall gardening is about beginnings, too

If you'd like native plants to flourish in your yard next spring, many of them need to be sown right now, says urban environmentalist Jason Allen. It’s autumn, and it’s time to clean up the garden, put the toys and tools away and get ready for a winter…
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Falling for the Colours

There is no more glorious time to check out local hikes than during the spectacular show that is autumn. Here are just a few to get started.   It’s leaf-peeping season in Southern Ontario, but what are you to do when all the best sites are booked weeks…