‘Town And Gown’ Meet At Trent Community Research Centre’s 2024 Showcase

April 8, 2024 greenzine 0

Localizing knowledge through undergraduate research.  CHERYL LYON – Most often, it’s the university post-grads who get to “strut their stuff” aka present their research publicly. But Peterborough’s Trent University is different. Every year at this time, this Ontario university’s unique Trent Centre For Community Research showcases the locally-based research of […]

The Thinking Garden

March 17, 2024 greenzine 1

A Thesis for Our Times CHERYL LYON – I was visiting my friend Barbara Ratz in her home when she shared with me a paper she had written in 1994. It turned out to be a gem with deep relevance for our times. The paper was part of a Guelph […]

Jen’s Greens Grow Op

February 8, 2024 greenzine 0

PATRICIA REMY – For years now, I have been promising myself to grow my own leafy greens. In summer it’s simple. Swiss chard thrives in my garden plot. Larger pots of lettuce grow on the deck. This year I began harvesting carrot greens. Aster stems, Queen Anne’s lace stems and […]

Nothing Is Sustainable If We Can’t Sustain Our Own Bodies

October 12, 2023 greenzine 0

CHERYL LYON – And feeding the bodies of the world is exactly what farmers do. But agriculture is at a defining moment in this time of climate crisis. Such was the focus of the “Community Conversation on Sustainable Agriculture” held October 10, 2023 at the Peterborough Public Library. The quote […]

Weed Salad for Beginners

October 3, 2023 greenzine 1

PATRICIA REMY – A friend of mine has a really great garden. Her harvest of potatoes was impressive. She began planting fruit trees several years ago. This fall she had a nice load of apples. Like her I have a constant supply of my own leafy greens in summer, lettuce […]

Homeless & Food Insecure? Signals of the Great Unravelling.

June 3, 2023 greenzine 1

FRED IRWIN “The Great Unraveling” is a phrase used by Richard Heinberg of the Post Carbon Institute by which he means how “the growing consequences of the climate and broader ecological emergency are expected to increasingly destabilize societies around the world….“Humanity is approaching a bottleneck, and the only way through […]

On The Tractor, In The Lead: Women In Agriculture

April 16, 2023 greenzine 2

CHERYL LYON – “Land access, access to funds, hostile communities with ‘old-boys’ clubs’ (especially with homophobic prejudices) are a major barrier to women getting into farming.” – Zoom participant Women in Agriculture was the March 16th topic of Kawartha World Issues’ always stimulating “KWIC Conversations.” Emma MacDonald opened space for […]