Decoding organic vs. local

Every autumn for the past five years, I have rustled up a handful of friends to join me picking crab apples, either in Kew Gardens or Woodbine Park. You may have seen us there! I enjoy talking with curious passersby about these little fruits, which I typically process into apple jelly and apple sauce. Not […]

It’s time to set some goals for Beaches-East York

Summer is officially over. Our students are back in school. And in a few weeks, the legislature will be back in session. To kick off the new parliamentary season, premier Kathleen Wynne publicly released her ministers’ mandate letters, which outline our government’s objectives for the next four years. I thought this would be a great […]

St. John students host food symposium

Inspired by a field trip to an organic farm and troubled by a film about industrial food production, Grade 8 students at St. John Catholic School hosted the school’s first food symposium. Student Marcus Nicoletti says he was struck by what he saw when his class watched Food Inc., a 2010 film that takes a […]