Watershed Celebrates 20 Years

[features]

Optimisim, Faith and Good Weather

The quiet strength of the farmer has always been founded on respect for their environment: what it offers and what it needs. Seventh-generation landowners and newcomers alike share an unbreakable connection to the earth. Of course, there are times when a crystal ball would come in handy as well.…

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The Show Will go On

For over two years performers and arts groups have been searching for new strategies to help them keep in touch with their audiences. From digital presentations to outdoor venues and from meadows to bar patios, innovation has been the approach and resilience has been the keyword.…

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Harmony Horsemanship

Lindsey Partridge decided early on that patience and partner - ship went further than confinement and coercion in the training of her horses. She practises that philosophy at her farm, and the result is a stable of horses that follow and obey her because they’re curious to see what she asks for next.…

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The Decisive Moment

From misty fields to towering mountains, Christine Flynn sees the world through her camera lens, and these days her work is everywhere you look, including her studio in Picton. She has toured the world’s spectacular geographies, waiting for the exact moment when the perfect image comes into view.…

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[departments]

[Fence Posts]

Animal Rights in the Laundry Room

I was in a little arts and crafts shop last week when I heard an earnest young woman with two children in tow grilling the saleswoman about a basket of “densely felted organic dryer balls” sitting beside the till.…

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[Must, Must, Must]

What’s New and What’s To Do

Our Must, Must, Must section highlights a broad range of events, festivals, activities and galleries that contribute to the diverse character of the Watershed region

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[Beyond the Garden Gate]

Who Gives a Crop?

Driving along our rural roads, you’ve probably found yourself stuck behind a large piece of farm equipment as it rumbles along.…

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[Day Tripping]

Brighton

Brighton, like its U.K. namesake, exudes seaside charm with its expansive views of Presqu’ile Bay and Lake Ontario. Although known for its apple orchards and its flat sandy beaches, Brighton is now being recognized for its work in protecting migratory birds and marshlands, and for its healthy farm-to-table mindset.…

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[Lovin' the Local]

A Showcase Of Locally Curated Products

We’re Lovin’ the Local: A showcase of locally made and locally inspired products that reflect the heart and soul of entrepreneurs rooted in Watershed Country

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[Habitat]

Where The Long Grasses Wave

With a sea of prairie flowers brushing our legs as we walk through it, one of Canada’s rare long-grass prairies is once again thriving.…

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[Field Notes]

Ticked Off

Watershed country is wide open for summer exploration. A word of caution though: we should all be aware of a nasty little blood-sucking creature that may well change our lives forever if not detected immediately.…

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[History Moments]

Bases Loaded

Who was the first local boy to play professional baseball in the major leagues? It wasn’t Paul Quantrill.…

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[Watershed Presents]

A Fine Balance

Author and photographer Ulrike Bender takes a close look at the joys and challenges of winemaking in Prince Edward County, and the results are beautiful.…

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[Small Biz Spotlight]

Passion. Can-do-attitude. Relationship management.

A pain-free way to look at your screens. Creative marketing savvy. Total wellness. Three local entrepreneurs tap into their own health, passions and simple practicality to deliver needed services to the community. …

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[Cultural Currents]

Phil Goldsmith

To appreciate Phil Goldsmith’s linocut art, you need to understand his process. With reduction printmaking, his preferred method, he carves an image into a linoleum block, and what remains is inked and printed.…

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[Watershed Presents]

Celebrating Resilience, And Much More

Northumberland Festival of the Arts extends its reach to include a larger audience and to welcome performers into a brighter spotlight.…

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[Joie De Vivre]

Fashion Professor

Ben Barry foresees a world where diversity and inclusion are always in fashion…

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[Innovation]

Tending to the Earth

Marsha Smoke’s Moccasin Trails: at the intersection of industry and environment…

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[Food & Drink Scene]

Bottle Shock

Breaking the rules and surprising the critics, Potter Settlement Artisan Winery produces internationally multi-award-winning wines in tiny Tweed, Ontario.…

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[Road Trip]

Watershed is on the road

In this issue, it’s all about soaking up the summer, supporting the businesses that are working hard to create the food we savour, sourcing special ingredients and finally getting back out in the fresh air to the markets and the shops we love.…

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[Meanderings]

Hiholm Farm, Orland, Ontario

In this summer issue of watershed, our goal was to uncover the connections our local farmers have to the land and to explore their determination and commitment to their jobs.…

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[first words]

Jane Kelly

Are we finally starting to relax? I know I am. I even went to a wedding this summer. To me, summers are all about weddings and family vacations. Back in the day, when school ended, we would pack our kids and their cousins into the car and go on holidays.…

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[mailbag]

DREAMING OF CLOUDS My wife and I look forward to your magazine. “You'll enjoy the article on clouds,” my wife advised me. And I did. It reminded me of the late 60s when I was guiding in Temagami. During the 4-hour paddle into our base camp built by Col. Sam McLaughlin on Lady Evelyn Lake, we focused on a distant cloud formation of three anvil clouds, evenly spaced circling, lighting up the sky with violent explosions. Like an old screen saver, that image has been burned into my memory bank. I’ve never seen anything like it since. We just made the safety of our cabins as the storm broke. Thanks for the memory.…

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[contributors]

Singe Langford

Signe Langford

Restaurant chef-turned-writer, Signe tells stories and creates recipes for such publications as The Toronto Star, Our Homes, and Hobby Farms. …

Luke Despatie

Luke Despatie

An award-winning graphic designer, illustrator and landscape painter, Luke lives and works in the bucolic town of Port Hope.…

ron lavoie

Ron Lavoie

A recent graduate of the Loyalist College Photojournalism program in Belleville, Ron shares a special interest in the built environment…