BEYOND THE GARDEN GATE: A GROWING COMMUNITY AT HEADWATERS FARM
This publication warms my country heart. Thanks for the great article about my friends at Headwaters Farm. If you haven’t been foraging with these folks or dropped into the farm, it’s well worth the visit. Thanks to all who work so hard on this lovely publication, it’s truly a lovely surprise each quarter.
Sarah Mack, via email
FIRST WORDS: AARON PECK
I wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying your latest issue. Your reference to Aaron Peck hit a special note; I believe Greta met him once mushing his team out at the forest. Congratulations to you on another fabulous issue. You bring a lot of joy to a number of us in the community!
Rick Holmes, via email
Regarding Kelly S. Thompson’s article, in the Spring issue, I recommend concerned parents read Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv. It is a readable, wide-ranging academic investigation into the importance and value of nature in the lives of children that includes discussion of the very things the article covers. My own book on this subject, written from a personal viewpoint, will be published this spring. Its title is Putting the Outside Inside Kids: A Father’s Algonquin Journey With His Daughter.
Bill Kennedy, Belleville
WE ACTIVELY SUPPORT YOUR ADVERTISERS
My wife and I moved to Cobourg about four years ago. Like most retired folks, we are used to reading the news and reading magazines like yours. Watershed appears to be the remaining gem within this readership area. We read every page and actively support your advertisers – which are not presented to us in any other media. You would be surprised to hear how far we travel to visit your advertisers that tweak our interest. A tip of the hat to you and to all who make Watershed a fabulous read. I hope this publication has a long life as the content is irreplaceable.
Jim in Cobourg, via email
COUNTY KIDS READ
Thank you for the piece about County Kids Read, in your last issue. The mandate of County Kids Read is to provide free books to children and families who do not have access to books. Research indicates that having access to books has both an immediate and long term impact on children’s academic and socioeconomic outcomes. Giving free books to children may be the solution to help ensure that children attend school with the tools they need to succeed.
Anne Preston, Chair County Kids Read
Editor’s Note: In the Food & Drink section of the Spring issue, we highlighted True Saffron, a Northumberland farm that produces high quality saffron. The photo we used was of safflower not saffron. Safflower and saffron are very different. Safflower is prized for its oil, while saffron is the valuable stigma of the flowering crocus. Please visit www.truesaffron.ca for images of their saffron.
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