Spring 2021 … a time of renewal that has happily been gentler and earlier. The season always brings a burst of energy, heightened this year by months of sequestering from winter weather and the ongoing pandemic. For most of us, spring triggers an undeniable urge to get out into our yards and gardens, to clean […]
A new study, published in Nature Food and conducted by researchers from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, found that food systems are responsible for about one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions. The study examined every stage of the global food chain from production to consumption. Predictably, […]
Winter can easily become a time of boredom and shuttering ourselves indoors, so it helps to be reminded there’s never been a better time to get outside to explore and connect with nature. Lockdown restrictions have severely limited our entertainment options but if this steers us back to nature then everyone and our furry and […]
This spring is shaping up to be different than most. Like many charities, Living Green Barrie is adapting to new realities brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. One project that we have modified is our rain barrel sale! We are thrilled to be able to offer an online rain barrel sale in partnership with rainbarrel.ca. […]
Introducing the digital version of the 2020 Orillia Food Map & Directory! The new food map allows for increased awareness and connectivity between consumers and available food sources. Click on the image to download the file.
“EAT TODAY? THANK A FARMER.” All of us have seen this slogan on license plates and in signs in our community. Since the production of healthy, plentiful food for the people of this community and this planet is key to life itself, to ensure that agricultural practices in Ontario and in our local community are […]
by Mark Bisset A large portion of the City of Orillia is built on flood plain. That fact should not be lost on the thousands of home-owners here as communities stretching from Bracebridge and Gravenhurst to St. John, New Brunswick, are submerged in the second or third 100-year flood in the last seven years. Our […]