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Erica is the Assistant Editor and a writer for The Grindstone. She is the Brand Engagement Specialist for Conservation Halton.

ConservationIssue 6NatureNature Issue 6

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A Place To Come Home

They say that “if you build it, they will come” but when it comes to restoring a natural area and creating habitat, it’s not that simple. That’s...

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Issue 6IssuesNatureNature Issue 6Sustainability

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Tiny House

“Drive up the laneway, past the barn on the right, keep driving up the laneway and you’ll see parking on the left. Walk back across the laneway and...

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CommunityCommunity Issue 6Health and WellnessIssue 6

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Meditation Hikes

Picture yourself meditating: eyes closed, legs crossed, sitting on the floor, the backs of your hands resting on your knees, scolding yourself as your...

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CommunityCommunity Issue 6Issue 6Outreach

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Common Ground

From spring to fall, on just about any day, someone can be found planting, pruning, watering or weeding at the Grow to Give garden. But the tomatoes they tend...

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ConservationIssue 5NatureNature Issue 5

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What’s On the Surface

The water that flows up through the pipes in your home, out of your faucet and into your glass is clean and healthy to drink—but it didn’t start out that...

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CommunityCommunity Issue 5Health and WellnessIssue 5

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A Short Walk Away

When we think about being nature, we tend to imagine a long walk in the woods, but research shows that even a short stroll through a small greenspace in your...

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Issue 4NatureNature Issue 4Species

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The Gray Jay

On November 16, after more than a year of debate, Canadian Geographic named the gray jay the national bird of Canada —and the outcry could be heard from...

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CommunityCommunity Issue 4Health and WellnessIssue 4

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Have a Cup O’ Kindness Yet – Pine Tea

In 1535, Jaques Cartier became stranded on the St. Lawrence River in the middle of winter and many of his men soon began to die from scurvy. It wasn’t until...

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CommunityCommunity issue 3Health and WellnessIssue 3

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Dead Man’s Fingers

Even the witches in Macbeth knew the sinister nature of hemlock when they foretold the death of Macbeth, stirring their cauldron and chanting “root of...

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CommunityCommunity Issue 2Health and WellnessIssue 2

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Spring Water: Healthful or Harmful?

On the side of the road in rural Puslinch, a steady stream of people can be found kneeling at the edge of a creek, filling large containers with spring water....

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