Environment
New Ways to Finance Farming

New Ways to Finance Farming

This is just a sample of the great stories coming in our March Gardening Digest. It’s a challenge that has scared off many an aspiring farmer: How...

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The Unplugged Woodshop

The Unplugged Woodshop

Down an industrial hallway, in an old, white-walled factory, past a sprouts company, a chocolate shop, and a caterer sits the Unplugged Woodshop....

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Honey? We Shrink the Nonsense

Honey? We Shrink the Nonsense

There is a story floating around social media that claims that 75 per cent of honey sold in stores is not actually honey. The story states that...

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Remembering Martha – the Last Passenger Pigeon

Remembering Martha – the Last Passenger Pigeon

Martha died at the ripe old age of 29, the last in a very long string of Passenger Pigeons. She was the namesake of Martha Washington – President George Washington’s wife – who herself had suffered an earlier extinction incident in the spring of 1802.

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The Inner Bigness of Tiny Homes

The Inner Bigness of Tiny Homes

Kayla Feenstra admits that the prospect of downsizing from a 2 000 square foot home into a tiny home was no easy task. It took some time, distilling...

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What’s Killing Our Country Bees?

What’s Killing Our Country Bees?

Though not native to North America, the diminutive honeybee has become an important aspect of this continent’s agriculture and biodiversity. And now...

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ISON: The Exasperating Comet

ISON: The Exasperating Comet

We asked Robert Dick, our Astronomy Editor, for his take on Comet ISON, the bright light in the sky which seems to be exasperating night-sky watchers and failing to become “The Christmas Comet” / “Comet of the Century” that it was supposed to be.

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