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Accidental Gardeners

Mar 24, 2020 | Barbara Moses | Leisure

With trial, error, dumb luck – and joy – two neophytes transformed four acres of bramble and meadow into a painterly Hockley garden.

Where the Moose and the Elk Used to Roam

Mar 24, 2020 | Don Scallen | Environment

Wildlife populations in Dufferin and Caledon have come and gone over the past few centuries, most dramatically since European settlement. Some species have vanished from the landscape. Others have arrived. Now things are changing again.

Snooping On Wildlife

Mar 24, 2020 | Anthony Jenkins | Environment

Trail (or game) cameras are rugged, motion-activated devices about a quarter the size of a loaf 
of bread and meant for extended, remote use outdoors.

Making Black History in Caledon

Mar 24, 2020 | Liz Beatty | Heritage

A new museum exhibit called Our Voices, Our Journeys celebrates local black history through the personal stories of a Caledon congregation’s pioneering contributions to Headwaters.

Telling Tales Out Loud

Mar 24, 2020 | Anthony Jenkins | Arts

Audiobooks and podcasts have produced a resurgence in oral storytelling, but for the Dufferin Circle of Storytellers the ancient art never went away.

My Foray Into Foraging

Mar 24, 2020 | Ruth Ann Pearce | Food

How I learned to find and cook spring’s local bounty.

Creamy Lemon Fiddlehead and Morel Mushroom Fettuccine

Mar 24, 2020 | Ruth Ann Pearce | Recipes

After your foraging trip, try this fettuccine dish to celebrate.

Jonathan McCausland in the grow area of Mansfield’s Big Thunder Farms with a brassica blend microgreens crop. Photo by Joseph McCausland.

Microgreens Go Macro

Mar 24, 2020 | Janice Quirt | Farming

How local growers are tapping a surging demand for the tiny, tasty stems that pack a nutritional punch.

Sesame Maple Brussels Sprouts with Microgreens

Mar 24, 2020 | Janice Quirt | Recipes

Diets high in plant foods like microgreens have been shown to reduce certain heart disease markers.

Our Stories, Ourselves

Mar 24, 2020 | Signe Ball | Editor’s Desk

At In The Hills our job is to tell the stories of our community.

The entrance to the Shortills’ cozy new home on a chilly winter night. The house was built by Orangeville’s Dalerose Homes. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Letters – Our Readers Write: Spring 2020

Mar 24, 2020 | Our Readers | Letters, Our Readers Write

Letters published in the Spring 2020 edition of In The Hills magazine.

Agata Wisniewski

Mar 24, 2020 | In The Hills | Artist in Residence

Agata replicates a flower’s delicate petals and crinkly layers, imbuing each image with what she calls “illumination from within.”

Field Notes for Spring 2020

Mar 24, 2020 | Janice Quirt | Field Notes

What to see, hike, write this spring.

A Halfway Henhouse

Mar 24, 2020 | Dan Needles | Fence Posts

Chicken police from the provincial marketing board patrol the neighbourhood in big black Escalades.

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