Five Hundred Feet From The Road

Ontario’s produce industry would wither on the vine without a labour force of migrant workers who spend six months a year away from their families to help cultivate the food we eat. This is their story.…

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Twenty Years of Telling the Stories of our Lives

Since the first days of Watershed, some things have changed while others have remained the same. From apples to wood-fired pottery, Watershed has told the stories of progress and constancy across our region.

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A Cover Celebration

Twenty years of Watershed magazine means eighty front covers. Fourscore colourful, eye-catching, coffeetable-enhancing works of art, each one chosen with care and love. We present your favourites, as chosen by our readers’ survey.…

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In Praise of Springs

As ancient as the sand, soil and rock it’s made of, but as fragile as the next environmental threat, the Oak Ridges Moraine supplies much of our drinking water and hosts hundreds of natural springs.…

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Wild Water

Summertime is all about breaking free, getting outside and feeling the breeze. It’s time to head for the beach and try out a new generation of water sports. The waves are waiting.…

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[Fence Posts]

It’s the end of the World… Again

Last month, as my kids gathered at the dinner table using FaceTime to celebrate my youngest daughter’s 24th birthday, I heard them all agree there was no point trying to buy a house because the planet is going to shake off the human race like a bad cold over the next 40 years.…

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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]

Millpond Gardens

For Sarah Soetens and chef Hidde Zomer, it all started with some seedlings. These particular seedlings ended up in the two-acre backyard garden they own, appropriately named Millpond Gardens, after Bloomfield’s Mill Pond, which borders their property.…

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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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Team Eagle Takes Flight Even in a Pandemic

In pre-pandemic days, Ben McKeown spent a lot of time on the road, and even more in the air. As the commercial business manager at Team Eagle, a Campbellford company that specializes in innovative airfield technology, his is a unique experience of travel.…

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[Watershed Presents]

Backing the Build For Future Generations

A sense of inclusive philanthropy is creating a movement in Prince Edward County, as this storied community joins together to Back the Build.…

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[Watershed Presents]

Cobourg Ecology Garden Celebrates 25 Years

There are few community groups where dirt is a badge of honour, but wander down to the south end of Hibernia St.……

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[Cultural Currents]

Tom Ashbourne

Tom Ashbourne embodies his art. He invents and re-invents, and at some point, art helped re-invent the man. “I’ve always had an innate curiosity for design, shape and colour,” Tom says.…

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[Joie De Vivre]

Sacha Visagie

From Warkworth to Nashville On Wings Of Song…

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[Day Tripping]

A Canoe Trip through Trent Hills

Are you ready for an epic canoeing adventure or do you just want to spend the afternoon paddling in some open water?…

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[George's Pond]

A Man of Letters

Depending on your source, a man of letters may be described variously as a man of great learning, an expert in the arts and literature or simply as an intellectual.…

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[Food & Drink Scene]

In Vino Veritas with Thierry Alcantara-Stewart

They say there is truth in wine, but there is also passion, knowledge, excitement and joy. Sommelier Thierry Alcantara-Stewart bubbles over with all of it.…

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[Road Trip]

Watershed is on the road

Watershed is on the road… 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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Orchids In The Wild

Catching a glimpse of a wild orchid is a rare experience. These exquisite plants hide their beauty in the depths of damp woodlands, emerging from decaying leaf mulch to flower in quiet splendour.…

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[Field Notes]

Bluebirds of Happiness

Watershed country has a rich diversity of songbirds that include the bluebird – an international symbol of happiness, hope and harmony.…

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Dr. James Collip

The rapid development of different COVID-19 vaccines brings to mind the pathfinders of early medical innovation.…

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[first words]

Jane Kelly Summer 2021

An old friend happened to mention Watershed’s launch party that took place in our barn 20 years ago. My mom and dad danced to their favourite song that night. I remember fireflies …

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IN PRAISE OF WATERSHED MOMENTS - We are regular listeners to CFMX, Classical 103.1FM. We are enjoying the informative Watershed Moments: nature, history, and general interest with a good background soundtrack. Great job. …

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