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The Maritime Small Farms Co-op: A Community Affair

The Maritime Small Farms Co-op: A Community Affair By Sarah Pittoello Sarah Pittoello farms with her husband Joey and their two kids, Mia and Lewyn, at Rerooted in Hortonville. Sarah is also a counsellor in private practice, sarahpittoello.com, and Joey is the Director of Coffee at Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op. You can learn more about the Maritime Small Farms Co-op at martitimesmallfarms.ca, follow us on facebook, or come chat with us on Saturday mornings at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market. When I recently responded to a survey for my vision of a sustainable food system in the Valley, my response…
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What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens–Getting Outside

What’s Growing at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens–Getting Outside By Melanie Priesnitz, Conservation Horticulturist Acadia University recently had the pleasure of hosting over 330 environmental educators from across Canada during the 2017 Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication conference. So much magic happened at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens, and around campus, during the 3-day conference that it’s impossible to put it all into words. 130 presenters shared their stories and environmental education experiences with delegates. New connections were made, tears of wonder were shed, and great ideas were born. One clear take-away from the conference was the feeling…
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Wild Eats : Toddler Hiking – Pants Optional

Wild Eats : Toddler Hiking – Pants Optional By Avery Peters   This evening my son lay right down at the end of my neighbour’s driveway with his nose to the curb to inspect an ant. His head was just barely hanging over into the road. I was preoccupied with teaching him the concept of staying on the sidewalk and the dangers of the road and how he is supposed to hold my hand. I watched him for a moment, fully engrossed in the ant’s tiny little world and then he started smacking the ant… (I guess he’s seen us…
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The Dome Chronicles: A Dark Secret Unearthed

The Dome Chronicles: A Dark Secret Unearthed By Garry Leeson In 1972, a boxcar from Toronto containing a menagerie of farm animals and an eager young couple pulled into the station platform in Kingston, Nova Scotia. They were bound for a deserted hundred-acre farm on the South Mountain, determined to preserve the foundations of farmsteads past while constructing a geodesic dome. They were pioneers of the future, armed with respect for tradition and an irrepressible sense of humour. They didn’t call themselves farmers. They were back-to-the-landers. Farming was industry and their calling was sustainability. Over the next forty years, through…
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The Grapevine on Government Special Provincial Election Questionnaire: BRYDEN DeADDER

The Grapevine on Government Special Provincial Election Questionnaire: BRYDEN DeADDER By Emily Leeson & Emily Kathan  We asked a series of questions to all the candidates from Hants West, Kings North, Kings South, Kings West, and Annapolis. We’ve printed a selection of these questions and answers in The Grapevine. Leading up to the election on May 30, we’ll be sharing online the entire questionnaire as completed by each candidate who took the time to do so.   The answers below were provided by: Bryden DeAdder, Atlantica Party Candidate for Kings North   GV (The Grapevine): What strategies are being used by…
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The Grapevine on Government Special Provincial Election Questionnaire: JOEL HIRTLE

The Grapevine on Government Special Provincial Election Questionnaire: JOEL HIRTLE By Emily Leeson & Emily Kathan  We asked a series of questions to all the candidates from Hants West, Kings North, Kings South, Kings West, and Annapolis. We’ve printed a selection of these questions and answers in The Grapevine. Leading up to the election on May 30, we’ll be sharing online the entire questionnaire as completed by each candidate who took the time to do so.   The answers below were provided by: Joel Hirtle, Atlantica Party, Kings South   GV (The Grapevine): What strategies are being used by your campaign…
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The Grapevine on Government Special Provincial Election Questionnaire: JOHN LOHR

The Grapevine on Government Special Provincial Election Questionnaire: JOHN LOHR By Emily Leeson & Emily Kathan  We asked a series of questions to all the candidates from Hants West, Kings North, Kings South, Kings West, and Annapolis. We’ve printed a selection of these questions and answers in The Grapevine. Leading up to the election on May 30, we’ll be sharing online the entire questionnaire as completed by each candidate who took the time to do so.   The answers below were provided by: John Lohr, PC Candidate for Kings North   GV (The Grapevine): What strategies are being used by your…
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The Grapevine on Government Special Provincial Election Questionnaire: GINNY HURLOCK

The Grapevine on Government Special Provincial Election Questionnaire: GINNY HURLOCK By Emily Leeson & Emily Kathan  We asked a series of questions to all the candidates from Hants West, Kings North, Kings South, Kings West, and Annapolis. We’ve printed a selection of these questions and answers in The Grapevine. Leading up to the election on May 30, we’ll be sharing online the entire questionnaire as completed by each candidate who took the time to do so.   The answers below were provided by: Ginny Hurlock, PC Candidate for Annapolis   GV (The Grapevine): What strategies are being used by your campaign…
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The Grapevine on Government Special Provincial Election Questionnaire: PETER HARRISON

The Grapevine on Government Special Provincial Election Questionnaire: PETER HARRISON By Emily Leeson & Emily Kathan  We asked a series of questions to all the candidates from Hants West, Kings North, Kings South, Kings West, and Annapolis. We’ve printed a selection of these questions and answers in The Grapevine. Leading up to the election on May 30, we’ll be sharing online the entire questionnaire as completed by each candidate who took the time to do so.   The answers below were provided by: Peter Harrison, PC Candidate for Kings South   GV (The Grapevine): What strategies are being used by your…
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The Grapevine on Government Special Provincial Election Questionnaire: GEOF TURNER

The Grapevine on Government Special Provincial Election Questionnaire: GEOF TURNER By Emily Leeson & Emily Kathan  We asked a series of questions to all the candidates from Hants West, Kings North, Kings South, Kings West, and Annapolis. We’ve printed a selection of these questions and answers in The Grapevine. Leading up to the election on May 30, we’ll be sharing online the entire questionnaire as completed by each candidate who took the time to do so.   The answers below were provided by: Geof Turner, Liberal Candidate for Kings North   GV (The Grapevine): What strategies are being used by your…
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