We celebrate stars of screen, stage and iPods; the scribes of poetry, fiction and self-help; and the brainiacs of just about every branch of science. Long overdue is an honours list of those who help us connect with nature. So hurrah to the Toronto Botanical Garden for inaugurating the Aster Awards, an event that pays homage [...]
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Just in the last week, I’ve attended two lectures on vegetable gardening, read innumerable blog posts about planting veggies and today, what do you think arrived in the mail? Doug Green’s Guide to Canadian Vegetable Gardening. For a dyed in the wool carnivore, all this talk about vegetable plots is a tad difficult to swallow. [...]
Once I find a great reference book I’m unwilling to part with it. Flags and tabs mark important pages so I can quickly and easily find information when I need it, and much-read sections are well-thumbed and annotated. So, it’s with great unease that I open a revised edition of any book, let alone a [...]