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Life Among the Butterflies

19 May 2018
To Till or Not to Till – Disturbing the World Wide WebAs gardeners prepare the plot of land destined to support vegetables over the next few months or so, there is some controversy as to whether to till the soil. There are two trains of thought as to the proper gardening method. Here are some issues...
17 April 2018
5 Tips for Seed StartingAs we wait for nature’s palette to reveal itself from under the frozen ground, we can create our own palette by starting seeds indoors.  The seed catalogues are full of magnificent colours of thriving, healthy plants but sometimes the hope that we carefully nurture in th...
09 March 2018
 Author: Marcel Cormier We’ve all accidentally eaten bugs before – that time casually riding your bike on a mid-summer’s day and you rode right through a swarm of gnats, swallowing what felt like thousands of little bugs. Or, that time you swallowed 3 spiders while you were sleeping (that’...
12 February 2018
Shinrin-Yoku: the therapeutic practice of ‘forest bathing’Shinrin-Yoku, the practice of ‘forest bathing’, has roots in many cultures, but it was first identified and recognized as a form of therapeutic healing by the Japanese. In 1982, forest bathing was introduced as a Japanese public health progra...
09 January 2018
Our Top Fave Storytime BooksWhen we introduced weekday Storytime two years ago, it was an instant hit with kids and parents alike! On a quiet weekday morning you can come for a stroll amongst the butterflies, stay for storytime and then still be home for lunch. It's a great way to spend the morning ...


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