[Fence Posts]

Who You Gonna Call?

I was just reading a piece in the New York Times about how people have been fleeing the city in droves this past year to find freedom from the pandemic. The same thing is happening in our neighbourhood and rural real estate prices have surged as a result. …

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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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Joaquim and Amor Conde

[Beyond the Garden Gate]

Giving Back

Regenerative agriculture at Quinta do Conde shows how bio-diverse farming can benefit the soil, the air and the appetite.…

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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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Sunshine on the Back Forty

Prince Edward County’s Solar-powered Production Studio. The unfarmed, wooded acres situated deep into every parcel of land allocated to County farmers in 1872 were often referred to by their owners as “the back forty.” …

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[Cultural Currents]

barbara buntin

Making peace with close quarters and familiar scenery has been a significant part of living through the past year for everyone, including Cobourg mixed media artist Barbara Buntin.…

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[Joie De Vivre]

Turning the Tables

Two of Canada’s top chefs are putting down roots in the countryside with a new family and lots of new plans…

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[George's Pond]

Bricks and Mortar

“It’s just bricks and mortar.” So say those nomadic folks, who buy and sell their homes more often than I change my socks. No attachment. No sentiment. A simple business transaction.…

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Sarah Britton

[Food & Drink Scene]

Green Goddess

Wellness guru Sarah Britton wants us to connect with our bodies, and enjoying her healthy food is a great place to start.…

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[Road Trip]

Road Trip – Spring 2021

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

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The Dance of the Spring Ephemerals

Something beautiful happened around 120 million years ago. Think of it as the first spring when, in one of those magical evolutionary moments, flowers and pollinators began the dance of co-existence, a dance that continues to brighten our world to this day. When viewed through the lens of evolution, the annual dance of the spring ephemerals is short and very sweet.…

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[Field Notes]

The Scourge of the Gypsy Moth

Move over forest fires, floods, and pandemics. No decent apocalypse is complete without a plague of locusts, or in this case European gypsy moths. Appearing in a seven-to-ten-year cycle, the Lymantria dispar dispar made its appearance in eastern Ontario last year, with heavy infestation and resulting defoliation occurring in many areas.…

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The Grand Trunk Railway Station

The mighty steam engine and the endless ribbons of rail that stretched across Canada in the mid-20th century brought new opportunity to the nation and to Brighton in particular.…

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