Cooper Marsh Wine and Cheese

Sunday October 1, 2:00 – 4:00 14th Annual Wine and Cheese Cooper Marsh Visitor Centre. Come and enjoy the beauty of Cooper Marsh and the friendship of good company. Come and taste the Glengarry fine cheeses, sip some fine wines, or a glass of Port. Scrumptious nibbles or delectable chocolate await you as well. If you feel lucky you may win one of the door prizes. Admission $30 per person, tax receipt for a portion. Info call Mike 613-935-3301

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September 29, 2017 at 11:59 am Leave a comment

Exploring Canada’s Biosphere Reserves

UNESCO Biosphere Reserves are a way to think about nature that includes people as part of the environment. For those living in Canada’s Biosphere Reserves, the environment is only healthy if human communities and the ecosystems that sustain them are both thriving – today, and for hundreds of years to come. Narrated by Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy, Striking Balance is an 8×50 minute documentary TV series that goes coast to coast in cinematic 4K – combining aerial, motion capture time-lapse, and nature photography to create a stunning picture of Canada’s Biosphere Reserves. Broadcasts start Oct. 4th @ 9pm on TVO, and will be available across Canada on TVO.org following broadcast. Knowledge Network broadcast will be in the spring of 2017.

September 27, 2017 at 11:21 am Leave a comment

12 Mistakes to Avoid on a Vegetarian or Vegan Diet

Image result for vegetarianA balanced vegetarian or vegan diet can provide many health benefits.

These diets have been associated with weight loss, better blood sugar control, a decreased risk of heart disease and a lower risk of certain types of cancer (1, 2, 3, 4).

However, it can be challenging to maintain a well-rounded vegetarian diet that provides all the nutrients you need.

This article uncovers some of the most common mistakes people make on a vegan or vegetarian diet, and how to avoid them.

Read 12 Mistakes to Avoid on a Vegetarian or Vegan Diet by Rachel Link, MS, RD at EcoWatch.

September 25, 2017 at 11:04 am Leave a comment

Apples and Arts Studio Tour

September 23 & 24 10:00 – 4:00 26th Annual Studio Tour 2017 Winner of the 2016 Chamber of Commerce Tourism Excellence, Discover the many talented artists that live in your community. The arrival of fall is one of the most colourful events of the year in our area. The season dresses in its most vibrant hues while local artists open their creative space to visitors. For complete details.

September 22, 2017 at 10:56 am Leave a comment

Solar Power and Honey Bees Make a Sweet Combo in Minnesota

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Last year, when Minnesota passed a groundbreaking law on best practices for providing pollinator habitat at solar power sites, they also (unexpectedly) helped launch something called Solar Honey, in which solar companies and commercial beekeepers work together in a mutually beneficial arrangement.

On May 31, 2016, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed the Pollinator Friendly Solar Act into law, a first of its kind legislation that lays out voluntary standards for managing native habitat—think prairie grass and wild flowers—for pollinators, songbirds, and other beneficial critters. Solar developers and local governments can use these guidelines, which give recommendations on things like what seed mixes to use, the best options for laying out the plants, and how to maintain the site, in order to help provide these beneficial creatures with the a comfortable home. In return, they get bragging rights, so long as they can prove they’re following state regulations. They also have to make their site’s vegetation plan available to the public, among other requirements. The idea is catching fire among solar providers through Minnesota.

Read Solar Power and Honey Bees Make a Sweet Combo in Minnesota by Lorraine Chow at Modern Farmer.

September 20, 2017 at 11:14 am Leave a comment

For Humans, Bugs and Beauty — An Urban Food Forest Demonstration

“This place is famous. People loving coming by here because at any time of year you can get something to eat.” Architect Mark Lakeman, co-founder of the City Repair project, gives a tour of the corner sidewalk outside his Portland office building, where a food forest is bursting with life. A diagram shows where over 80 plants are located in six or seven vertical layers. Tall fruit trees, flowers, a grape arbor, herbs, berries, small vegetables, and ground cover are abundant.

Related: TD Tree Days: Building an edible forest  Dozens of environmentally conscious residents showed up with shovel in hand to help the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation and the Raisin Region Conservation Authority plant trees for TD Tree Days.

September 18, 2017 at 9:50 am 1 comment

Animal Mania

Saturday, September 16, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., the OPG St. Lawrence Power Development Visitor Centre in Cornwall plays host to raptors (of the flying variety) when Falcon Ed bring in their beautiful birds of prey. Other animal visitors will include the critters from Speaking of Wildlife, a very special Wildlife Education Centre that provides permanent sanctuary to non-releasable Ontario Wildlife. Many of the animal residents have been orphaned, abandoned, injured or have been kept illegally as pets and are now unable to live in the wild as they should. These creatures now make their home with Speaking of Wildlife, travelling across the province teaching audiences about the animals that we share our environment with.
If its free, furry, feathery, finny, and fun it must be Animal Mania at OPG!

September 15, 2017 at 12:20 pm Leave a comment

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