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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 | Farming

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

Erin’s New Seed Lending Library

Mar 26, 2018 | Janice Quirt | Farming

Check out these seeds.

The annual Fire & Ice Festival culminates with a giant bonfire at Alton Mill Arts Centre. Courtesy Alton Mill.

Reimagining Tourism

Mar 26, 2018 | Liz Beatty | Environment

Can sharing our way of life help sustain it?

Maple Syrup Traditions in Headwaters

Mar 26, 2018 | Tony Reynolds | Farming

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

The Northmen women’s U19-1 team, shown here at Barbour Field in Hillsburgh last summer, was ranked fourth in the province by the end of the season. Photo by James MacDonald.

Lacrosse: Game On!

Mar 26, 2018 | Anthony Jenkins | Leisure

A curious hockey enthusiast turns his sights to lacrosse, a sport with deep roots — and avid fans — in Orangeville

Rose-breasted grosbeak, May 16. Photo by Robert McCaw.

Spring Hikes on The Bruce Trail

Mar 26, 2018 | Don Scallen | Environment

Along the Bruce Trail, spring is the time to slow to a saunter 
and see, hear and scent nature’s renewal.

American naturalist and founder of the Sierra Club, John Muir sauntered through Headwaters in 1864. He came to Ontario to avoid conscription into the Civil War.

John Muir

Mar 26, 2018 | Don Scallen | Environment

A saunter through the hills in 1864.

Sherri Cox prepares to perform surgery on a bear cub suffering from severe frostbite. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Wildlife Rescue: Cry of the Wild

Mar 26, 2018 | Gail Grant | Environment

Sherri Cox, a corporate executive turned wildlife vet, takes her surgical skills on the road to aid animals in distress.

A Quarter Century – and Counting

Mar 26, 2018 | Signe Ball | Editor’s Desk

Every column and feature in the magazine passes through this filter: What does it tell us about the place we call home and the people who live here?

Between Lakes 36" x 48" Acrylic ~ by Adam De Witte

Adam De Witte

Mar 26, 2018 | In The Hills | Artist in Residence

Adam De Witte’s work can be viewed at Dragonfly Arts on Broadway in Orangeville.

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.

Retreating from the Retreat

Mar 26, 2018 | Dan Needles | Fence Posts

For most of the century before I arrived, this old house hosted a parade of smoker-drinker-carnivores who poured Paris green arsenic on their potato plants and thought cleansing of any kind was weakening.

Shop Headwaters

Mar 26, 2018 | Tralee Pearce | Made in the Hills

Where we’re buying local this spring.

Jennifer Kleinpaste at her new store’s essential oil bar where she brainstorms scent blends for future products. Jennifer or staffer Jessica Marchildon also create signature blends for customers here. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Meet the Maker: Jennifer Kleinpaste of Bridlewood Soaps

Mar 26, 2018 | Tralee Pearce | Made in the Hills

How an Orangeville mom made homemade soaps and beauty oils her business.

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