Garlic: Healthy, Delicious and Local!

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Did you know that garlic has been used in medicine around the world for at least 5000 years? In ancient ...

Greenbelt Agriculture by the Numbers

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The Greenbelt spans 1.8 million acres of land in the Golden Horseshoe region of Ontario, including the Niagara Escarpment and ...

Strawberries: Them’s the berries!

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Ever wondered how strawberries got their name? It seems nobody knows for sure, but there are a few theories out ...

The Best Apples are Grown Close to Home!

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The Niagara Escarpment is known for it’s towering cliffs, beautiful scenery, and great recreation opportunities. But did you know it’s ...

Wind Power on the Niagara Escarpment: Yay or Nay?

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Wind power has good potential as a renewable source of energy that causes no pollution after the initial installation of ...

A Brief History of Niagara Region Wine

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Ontario’s earliest vineyards were established as far back as the 17th Century. European settlers experimented with native grapes such as ...

Cave Springs

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Cave Springs is a spectacular property overlooking Lake Ontario on the Niagara Peninsula portion of the Niagara Escarpment. The site, ...

Cliff Ecosystems of the Niagara Escarpment

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Incredibly, some of the oldest trees in Canada are Eastern white cedars growing on the cliff faces of the Niagara ...

Creating a Bee Friendly Garden

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Bees have been getting a lot of attention lately due to global declines. Pesticide use has been highlighted in the ...

Dark-eyed Junco: Canada’s Snow Bird

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If you have a back yard bird feeder in Southern Ontario, you’ve probably seen dark-eyed juncos (Junco hyemalis) hopping about ...