Jenn Gill’s classroom is the boreal forest. Literally. As a teacher at the Kingfisher Lake Outdoor Education Centre, she spends the vast majority of her days out of doors, guiding elementary and high-school students on hikes (on snowshoes when the terrain demands it), mucking about in soil and ponds as kids learn about the … Read moreNurturing natural connections
When Leah Simeone needed nursing tops, quickly, she knew exactly who to call. A month after the birth of her second child, Hannah, Leah was fed up with her few, worn-out tops, and with shoving towels up her shirt to deal with leaking milk. “I put a call out to my local Freecycle group, and … Read moreMinimizing waste & maximizing community, one nursing bra at a time
The first time Jen Shears tried hunting she hated it. Hated getting up at 4 AM, hated not being allowed to talk, and hated all the walking. She wanted to give up after ten minutes. She complained constantly. She was seven. Despite the rocky start, she stuck with it and now the early mornings and … Read moreHow hunting connected one Newfoundland mom with her food, tradition, and the land.
A pre-Christmas market haul As a freelance writer and part-time bartender, Saturdays are possibly my favourite day of the week. It’s not like I actually get the day off, per say, but I can usually push off most work-life todos in favour of spending a stretch of time focused on me and the teen. But, since … Read moreLiving la vida local: how buying local creates connections and community