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Harvest Moon

Come. Come, child, come. Leave behind those shackles and bars. They do not serve you anymore. Come, my child, come. Take my hand and step outside. The air is sweet and clear out here. You... 



Straw Homes

Construction is booming on the Island, and energy demands are increasing. While we lounge in our monster-sized, energy-sucking homes, more than 50 percent of the world’s population... 



A Winter Walk at Buttertubs

No matter the season or weather, Buttertubs Marsh has its own unique beauty. I almost prefer it in its winter nakedness. It becomes an artwork of seeming contradictions, never letting... 



Compassionate Chocolate

Hot chocolate to warm the body, sweet deserts at parties, or a box of chocolates to give to a friend. The holiday season is a great excuse for everyone to indulge his or her sweet... 



A Bird in the Hand

A bird in the hand is worth far more than two in the bush, especially if she’s there on her own free will. Last fall, I taught the chickadees in my yard to take sunflower seeds... 



Food for the Soul

When was the last time you ate a meal cooked from scratch? From whole foods grown in your community, by people you know? Sadly, for most North Americans, cooking and eating are activities... 



Spring’s Chorus

My heart soars with every bird I see passing overhead and dances to every bird’s song. Each spring is a chance to celebrate the return of migratory birds. However, it is a... 



Heritage Seeds

"Growing these seeds may seem like a small act, but it is such a powerful thing to do." Jessica Snider, Nanaimo Community Gardens coordinator, is talking about heritage varieties... 



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