St. Catharines City Staff say Ok to Boulevard Gardening

Adam Hynam-Smith can visualize a row of vegetables running the length of his St. Catharines street with neighbours tending the plants. Nature strips are popular in his native Australia, where he says residents grow vegetation on the boulevard area which is otherwise wasted space. “They will transform the nature strip…

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Healthy Food Costing Too Much for the Poor

There is a cold calculus that is unavoidable in the nether realm of poverty. In a world where daily survival defines how every penny is spent, the future’s horizon is no farther away than the end of the week. Nothing can really exist beyond that. Not with a pocket full…

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Periplaneta Japonica, Invasive Winter-Proof Cockroach

This Periplaneta Japonica, an invasive winter-hardy cockroach has been spotted in New York City.  That’s a little too close for my liking! The High Line, a park that turned a dilapidated stretch of elevated railway on Manhattan’s West Side into one of New York’s newest tourist attractions, may have brought…

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Shapeshifting Trees

http://www2.macleans.ca I have always wondered why certain trees are planted under power lines.  There are so many more suitable trees. A lot of trees in St. Catharines look like this one. Macleans article Take a closer look: shapeshifting trees near power lines.

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National Men Make Dinner Day!

Today is National Men Make Dinner Day! As I have just found out it is celebrated on the first Thursday of November every year. It is aimed at the men who never cook–this includes Bruce! he is more of a survival cook. The day has its own website Menmakedinnerday which…

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October in the Garden

It’s was Thanksgiving weekend and we ate dinner on the patio.  The weather was absolutely gorgeous!  The vegetable garden looks ratty but what do you expect, the veggie growing season is winding down.  These are the tomatoes I harvested at the beginning of the week. Mighty Mato Big Beef, Mighty…

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