David Sweetnam, executive director of Georgian Bay Forever, cuts invasive phragmites plants near the Collingwood Arboretum. The alien reeds are invading shorelines and wetlands throughout Southern Georgian Bay, making them impassible by humans and uninhabitable by other plants and wildlife.

A monster plant is taking over our wetlands, shorelines and roadsides, choking out other plants and wildlife. What is it and how can we fight it? Continue reading

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Gillian Flies, co-owner of The New Farm near Creemore, holds some cucumber shoots, one of the many certified organic vegetables that will be sold to restaurants locally and in the GTA. The Japanese cucumber plants will reach heights of nine feet by midsummer, and produce 30,000 cucumbers by the time the days get cooler in the fall.

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With a bounty of farm-fresh foods in our midst, local entrepreneurs are finding new and innovative ways to grow, process, utilize and promote our agricultural assets Continue reading

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