Category Archives: Environmental issues

Lets Garden with Children

  Our Garden Club members are encouraged “to help grow gardeners”. Children are natural gardeners, are curious, like to learn by doing, and love to play in the dirt. Gardening gives children a chance to learn an important life skill, … Continue reading

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Storms Bring Challenges & Blessings

Gardeners everywhere are sometimes challenged and other times blessed by what nature and the environment delivers. The South shore of Nova Scotia experienced an intense storm on January 4th that left not only coastal damage but also what many refer … Continue reading

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Stop, Look, Listen …

Stop, Look, Listen … touch, smell, feel The world outside our doors are filled with things that buzz, squawk, flutter, scurry, build, burrow, chase and soar. The viewing is fun, free, available 24/7, and there’s always something new! Many gardeners … Continue reading

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” Produce to Preserve “

Whether our produce is a native plant, from our own gardens, a local farmers market, a farmer’s co-operative basket program (weekly baskets that include a mix of vegetables, fruits and herbs according to the season) whose objective is to grow … Continue reading

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Gardening Like Our Great Grandfathers

For generations, coastal dwellers have gathered seaweed off local beaches for use on their crops. Gardeners still gather “sea manure” or “goémon” – the seaweed mixed with shell and sand that has been torn loose by wave and storm action. … Continue reading

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Little Treasures

There is much more to those little buzzing creatures than meets the eye and more of them than many realize. Sue Westby, bee specialist and also a member of Chester Garden Club had members and guests complete attention as she … Continue reading

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Helping Winter and Early Birds

If your garden appeals to you year round, it probably appeals to your feathered neighbours, too. Many of the birds people long to see and also help during the winter and early spring are seed eaters. You know them, you … Continue reading

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