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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…
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Your pumpkin is not going to help the deer

Fall is a magical time to get outside and see local wildlife. But don't get fooled by social media memes urging you to dump your jack o'lantern in the forest. Fall is here, and now the leaves are thinning it’s a magical time where we can see more…
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Blessed by the Bruce Trail

Hamilton is uniquely fortunate to have the 900 km world-class hiking route running right through the spine of the city. Autumn is the best time to explore it. At last, it’s autumn. The one time of year when if someone tells you to “take a hike” they really…