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Spring 2015

Volume 22 Number 1

The bold colours of poppies, irises and daylilies frame the farmhouse in June. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

A Purposeful Garden

Mar 23, 2015 | Tralee Pearce | Leisure

Misha Dubbeld’s gracious Mono garden is a testament to 20 years of love and labour. With all that she’s learned, her latest project is conceived on a grand scale.

A spring carpet in one of the Sants’ five greenhouses, 2015. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

George Sant & Sons Greenhouses: Sowing the Seeds of Family Life

Mar 23, 2015 | Tralee Pearce | Farming

Sants Greenhouses is a sprawling five-greenhouse operation that helps beautify not just southern Ontario but all corners of North America.

Male bobolink, long a familiar sight in southern Ontario farm fields, these grassland birds are disappearing. Photo by Robert McCaw.

Bobolinks and Meadowlarks in Search of Some Breeding Space

Mar 23, 2015 | Don Scallen | Environment

Long a familiar sight in southern Ontario farm fields, these grassland birds are disappearing. So conservationists and others are joining forces to find practical ways 
to reverse the decline.

The Yin and Yang of Well-Being

Mar 23, 2015 | Nicola Ross | Leisure

As alternative therapies move into the mainstream and options expand, 
it’s harder than ever to know what choices make sense for your health. Nicola Ross went on a personal journey to find out.

Robin Blakely (left) and Hailey Harrigan show off the plates made by wood turner Jim Lorriman and inscribed with their stories. As members of Shed the Light, the young women tell their personal stories at local schools to reassure other young people who struggle with mental health that they are not alone. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

The Art & Therapy of Storytelling

Mar 23, 2015 | Laura LaRocca | Arts

Two young women and three artists combine efforts to shine a light on mental health.

Students at Erin District High School practise battle choreography for this spring’s production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe under the guidance of drama teacher Stephen Sherry. “The arts are underestimated in what they do for students,” he says. Photo by Pete Paterson.


Mar 23, 2015 | Liz Beatty | Back Issues

The Big Life Lessons of a High School Play

“If I feel like I’m mastering something, then it means it’s time to challenge myself again and do something new,” says novelist-turned-playwright Trevor Cole. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Bill’s Glorious Comeback

Mar 23, 2015 | Jeff Rollings | Back Issues

With Norman Bray in the Performance of His Life, Trevor Cole brings his 
first novel to the stage, 
and brings his father Bill Cole back to Headwaters.

Out of Africa, Caledon-Style

Mar 23, 2015 | Gail Grant | Back Issues

In its few short years, Big Life has established itself as an important anti-poaching leader in East Africa.

Change and Renewal

Mar 23, 2015 | Signe Ball | Editor’s Desk

The theme of change and renewal exemplified by Trevor Cole runs throughout this issue – not only in the re-greening of our gardens and landscapes, but in other spheres of our lives as well.

Andrew Allan, Millpond shoot-out, 2014, Winter cover by Joanne Crease

Letters – Our readers write: Spring 2015

Mar 23, 2015 | Our Readers | Back Issues | Departments | Letters, Our Readers Write

Letters published in the Spring 2015 edition of In The Hills magazine.

Steam punk faery time machine (detail), 5" x 5". Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Gary Wright

Mar 23, 2015 | Signe Ball | Artist in Residence

You can visit Gary in his Hockley Valley studio. You’ll see finished pieces as well as works in progress, and you may even see faeries in his garden.

“I’m Your Fan” by Allan Boers. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Our favourite picks for Spring 2015

Mar 23, 2015 | In The Hills | Back Issues | Community | Departments | In Every Issue | Must Do

“I’m Your Fan” by Allan Boers. Part of the photography show Auto Exposed: A Snap from the Past to a Shot of the Future.

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