Colonial Florists’ popular Frosty Fern
While the rest of us are soaking up the sunshine, enjoying the hot weather and barbecuing on the beach, Ron van der Zalm is thinking about Christmas.
He’s a greenhouse flower grower in St. Catharines, Ontario and the height of summer is when he starts growing popular Christmas plants […]
Guelph grad leads garden restoration on Alcatraz
I’ve long wanted to visit Alcatraz, the notorious prison island off the coast of San Francisco commonly called simply “The Rock”.
I didn’t make it there during my first trip to the area almost a decade ago; back then, I didn’t realize you had to buy tickets […]
Alex Burnett, and son Darryl with wife Anita and their four young children – all of Burnett Farms – hosted Toronto area food media on their grain farm recently.
I suppose some might consider what I visited several weeks ago a “factory farm”.
I’ve yet to actually meet someone who could give me a […]
I’ve written about food waste before: here and here, for example.
The statistics that are often used to quantify the shocking amount of food that we produce but end up discarding are staggering.
Not only are we wasting the actual food, but we’re also throwing out the water, energy and other resources we’ve used to […]
Another undercover video of farm animal abuse – this time on a BC dairy farm – means another black eye for farmers in the media.
Those of us in farming know these terrible incidents are by far the exception and not the norm – but the many millions who see or read the bad […]