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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Sourdough Bread

The smell of baking bread takes me back to my childhood, waiting eagerly in my grandmother’s kitchen for the loaves to come out of the oven. Fresh, hot slices, slathered in butter.... 



Harvesting the Bounty of Bacteria

Several years back, I had a nasty sinus infection that resisted several treatments of antibiotics before clearing up. Unfortunately, in the process, I killed most of the natural flora... 



Campaign to Stop GMO Crops

First, I want to say how much I appreciate the opportunity to write in this magazine about food. I have learned so much during my research and have been encouraged by positive feedback.... 



You Are What Your Food Eats

Health conscious people are going to great lengths to watch what they eat these days. They acknowledge the old adage: “you are what you eat”. After all, it makes intuitive sense,... 



Bringing Mindfulness to Eating

Being alive during a time of overwhelming planetary crises can sometimes mean waking up with existential angst. At these times, I always come back to how I can be most useful in the... 



Gleaning Program Invites Public Participation

Local food security initiative is looking to reduce food waste  With global food and hunger issues looming large, it is easy to be overwhelmed with the scope of the problem and not... 



Farmers’ Market Q & A

Q: Why shop at farmers’ markets?  A: Only decades ago, 90% of Canadians were involved in agriculture, now it is less than 4%. Farmers’ markets reconnect people to farmers and farming,... 



Backyard Apothecary – Cleavers

It’s not hard at this time of year to be in awe of our green earth. Everything is budding or blooming and leaves are reaching for the sky. Outside in my yard I’ve been watching... 



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