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At their family farm near Creemore, Emma Greasley, left, and Jessica Ridding flank their father, Brian Greasley, between rows of lavender. Photo by Jessica Crandlemire, Light and Shadow Photography.

Sister Act: Purple Hill Lavender Farm

Mar 19, 2019 | Tralee Pearce

How Emma Greasley and Jessica Ridding transformed the Creemore farm where they grew up into a lavender dream.

An array of ‘Café au Lait’ dahlias. In summer, Amanda covers their buds with organza gift bags to ward off earwigs. Photo Courtesy Broadside Flowers.

The Green Thumb: Broadside Flowers

Mar 19, 2019 | Tralee Pearce

Terra Cotta landscape gardener Amanda White’s own garden is brimming with foxgloves and dahlias.

Lee Anne Downey sits at her kitchen counter with the lavender oil she pressed last summer at Stonewell Farm. She is developing ideas for a small-batch line of lavender products to debut this year. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

The Doer: Stonewell Farm

Mar 19, 2019 | Tralee Pearce

At Lee Anne Downey’s new lavender farm in Erin, small-batch products and intimate retreats are in the works.

Yellow morel ~ Morchella esculenta. Photo by Robert McCaw.

The Meaning of Mushrooms

Sep 18, 2018 | Don Scallen | Food

The Fungus Among Us: The astonishing web of life beneath our feet.

A sunny spring day gets students Sarah Baker, Megan Crane, Maggie Claus, Mikayla Clarke and Amanda Cote outside to plant fast-growing crops such as red leaf lettuce, spinach and kale. Photo by James MacDonald.

The Garden of Erin

Mar 26, 2018 | Janice Quirt

Teens get the dirt on food and farming at Erin District High School.

Erin’s New Seed Lending Library

Mar 26, 2018 | Janice Quirt

Check out these seeds.

Maple Syrup Traditions in Headwaters

Mar 26, 2018 | Tony Reynolds

Sugaring off is a time-honoured ritual in the hills.

Field Notes for Spring 2018

Mar 26, 2018 | Janice Quirt | Field Notes

Plant a pollinator garden, go for a farming grant and tap your inner naturalist.

On our summer 2017 cover, honeybee on viper’s bugloss. Photo by Debbie Gray.

Meet Mulmur’s New Beekeepers

Jun 21, 2017 | Tralee Pearce

How the Heritage Bee Company is boosting the honeybee population in Headwaters and inspiring newbie beekeepers.

Adventures in Beekeeping

Jun 21, 2017 | Anthony Jenkins

Anthony Jenkins on how he dove into beekeeping head first – and emerged (relatively) unscathed.

Headwaters Farm Fresh Guide And Map

Headwaters Farm Fresh Map

Jun 21, 2017 | In The Hills

A guide to local food producers in Dufferin, Caledon and Erin.

Farmers’ Markets: It’s Saturday Morning

Jun 21, 2017 | Anthony Jenkins

They come rain or shine, May through October, to mingle with friends and neighbours.

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