Sunday sight: Funky bee hives

Sunday sight: Funky bee hives
My soft spot for apiculture was obvious last weekend for the 2nd annual Randee’s Bees bee box painting at Headwaters Farm. A stunning spot with the warmest of hosts who also baked pizza for the guests who came hungry. The day was really about the bee hives though, that became works of art as families of ...

Bound together: Agriculture & cities

Bound together: Agriculture & cities
Some time ago I heard a grain farmer say, “I’ll grow the stuff, but I won’t eat it.” His comment was with reference to the way the agri-food system is controlled and how some of the grains we eat today are not the same grains grown even some 20 years ago. And the problem doesn’t ...

5 things you may not know about farmers

5 things you may not know about farmers
Sometime after midnight on Friday, June 10, 1983 my life changed forever. My mom woke me up to go to the hospital. I was so tired that I asked her to wait until morning. She was in labour with my sister so it didn’t work. A few hours later, a baby came into the world. ...