Inspired by nature

Jeweller Miranda Britton brings the outdoors into her art

Nurturing natural connections

  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

Radical simplification

What Trish Jane and her family learned from life in an RV.

Healing through the land: Jolene Banning finds inspiration in her Indigenous traditions

Jolene Banning grew up in Thunder Bay, Ontario. But she lived for the summers, spent with her grandparents and uncle in the small town of Allanwater Bridge, surrounded by her Ojibway family and community. “My mom was forced to move off her land to get an education in Thunder Bay. But she did bring us … Read moreHealing through the land: Jolene Banning finds inspiration in her Indigenous traditions

Minimizing waste & maximizing community, one nursing bra at a time

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

Bringing nature to the classroom and the classroom into the wild

Natasha Robertson grew up in the tiny town of Ignace, Ontario (population 1,202). “We lived on a dirt road with three other houses, outside of town,” says the 41-year-old mother of two. She remembers a childhood filled with the freedom to explore outside as much as possible, of wandering through the woods, building tree forts, … Read moreBringing nature to the classroom and the classroom into the wild

Why I ditched my to-do list in favour of getting outside

It would’ve been easy to stay at home on Sunday, easy to catch up on errands and house stuff, laundry and shopping lists, to attempt to cull the relentless accumulation of domestic clutter that builds up over the course of days and weeks. It would’ve been easy to stay home and try to tame my … Read moreWhy I ditched my to-do list in favour of getting outside

7 Ideas for Raising Nature Loving Kids

As parents we know kids benefit from more time outside and less on screens, and when we can make this happen it is so worthwhile. “When kids spend time engaging with nature, they grow up caring about the environment and with a deeper sense of empathy for the world,” says Delyse Sylvester, creator of the … Read more7 Ideas for Raising Nature Loving Kids

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