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A visitor takes in the epic view at Purple Hill Lavender in Mulmur. Photo courtesy Emma Courtney.

Sunflower and Lavender Dreams

Jun 22, 2021 | Johanna Bernhardt | Farming

Local sunflower and lavender farms are bursting with some of nature’s showiest blooms. Here’s how to enjoy them in person and via handmade products that capture the magic.

Salamander hunter Eloise MacNeil. Photo by Don Scallen.

Wild Nocturne

Jun 22, 2021 | Don Scallen | Environment

Grab a flashlight and head out on a hike after sundown and get to know the creatures of the night – including moths, salamanders and frogs.

Baker and owner Cristina Roque works in the quiet of her kitchen at Orangeville’s Son of a Chef Bakery. Photo by Pete Paterson.

While We Are Sleeping

Jun 22, 2021 | Anthony Jenkins | Community

It’s 3:15 a.m. Where are you? Meet the folks who are doing important work in the middle of the night as most of us are curled up under the covers.

Belfountain Under Siege

Jun 22, 2021 | Nicola Ross | Community

A dispatch from the battlefield.

Regenerative Agriculture Puts the Soil First

Jun 22, 2021 | Cecily Ross | Farming

How cover crops, crop rotation and using livestock to fertilize fields puts local farmers on the front lines in reducing climate change.

Joe Burchell uses a dowsing rod to commune with the energy of the Earth. Photo by Kerry Knudsen.

Rock of Ages

Jun 22, 2021 | Gail Grant | Arts

Stones are the inspiration for Joe Burchell’s monumental works of art.

Tree of Life

Jun 22, 2021 | Anthony Jenkins | Arts

Artist Jim Menken’s chainsaw allows fallen trees to rise again.

The French family: Brian and Jeannette with their children Emmett (left), Charlie and Kayleigh. Photo by Kidlets Photography.

Work in Progress

Jun 22, 2021 | Jeannette French | Farming

As farmer Jeannette French notes, farming in Headwaters may always be a work in progress, but this community provides the motivation it takes to forge ahead.

Imagining the Future

Jun 22, 2021 | Signe Ball | Editor’s Desk

A lot of us are daring to hope that some things really will never be the same again – in a good way.

Letters – Our Readers Write: Summer 2021

Jun 22, 2021 | Our Readers | Letters, Our Readers Write

Letters published in the Summer 2021 edition of In The Hills magazine.

Summer Contributors

Jun 22, 2021 | In The Hills | Contributors

Meet three of the hardworking folks – Cindy Caines, Gail Grant and Cecily Ross – behind this issue.

All Here 28" x 32" oil on canvas ~ by Sara Sniderhan

Sara Sniderhan

Jun 22, 2021 | Tralee Pearce | Artist in Residence

Sara credits a physical move from Toronto for moves she’s been making artistically.

Field Notes for Summer 2021

Jun 22, 2021 | Janice Quirt | Field Notes

What to explore, browse, see this summer.

It’s the End of the World … Again

Jun 22, 2021 | Dan Needles | Fence Posts

As a scribbler I have always walked down the sunny side of the concession roads.

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