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Where nature beats tech

Summer is almost here, so parents, here are some great places to get outside with your kids that are fun and don’t include a device. Summer break is almost here for thousands of public and separate school students, and if you’re like us, a slow panic is starting…
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The days of dahlias

Cut flowers are a big trend in gardening this year and dahlias provide a ton of diversity is size and form and are easy to grow. Summer is very much here. After a scorching week in May, a lot of people with green (or not so green) thumbs…
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Farm City

McQuesten Urban Farm is nestled in a east-end neighbourhood and grows healthy, affordable and culturally diverse food for its neighbours, while providing classes in cooking, canning and fermenting. If you’re headed for a drive in the east end near Parkdale Avenue, you can reasonably expect to see the…
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Biking like a Viking

Winter cycling brings all the benefits of fair-weather riding with just some thoughtful preparation. Years ago, in one of our ever-more-rare cold snaps, I was in front of my house waiting for my child to get home on the school bus when up the street came a lone…
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Planting the seeds of spring

Mark your calendars – Feb. 3. Seedy Saturday by Green Venture is an opportunity to swap seeds with other gardeners, buy from small companies and share passion for gardeners. If you’re a gardener, there is a part of the depths of winter you always look forward to. Not…
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The Greenbelt and other wins of 2023

We’ve come to the end of what may be one of the most significant years for the environment in Hamilton in a very long time. At the end of August, I received an invitation to gather with some friends on the patio of the West Town on Locke…