The Science and Nature of Water with Scientist Dr. Andy Bramburger

The Science and Nature of Water with Scientist Dr. Andy Bramburger

CFN- Submitted Release On Wednesday, September 25th at 7 pm the River Institute kicks off its Science & Nature Series for 2013-14 with “The Science & Nature of Water” led by River Institute scientist Dr. Andy Bramburger. He has travelled the world researching fresh water and will share his insights on the nature, science and […]

Earth Matters by Jacqueline Milner Where did my meal come from?

Earth Matters by Jacqueline Milner Where did my meal come from?

CFN – I was given a book by a friend not too long ago which I am just getting around to reading, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan.  So much interesting information…”Our ingenuity in feeding ourselves is prodigious, but at various points our technologies come into conflict with nature’s […]

Bees Matter. They feed us, they need our help…NOW. by Jacqueline Milner

Bees Matter.  They feed us, they need our help…NOW.   by Jacqueline Milner

CFN – Yes this is the Earth Matters column.  We are changing the title of this column for today out of respect and consideration for all this little flying animal does for us each day.  Bees, which are critical to our food supply are experiencing immense life challenges due to the hand of man.  They […]

Earth Friendly solutions for packing lunches and scrubbing the throne by Jacqueline Milner.

Earth Friendly solutions for packing lunches and scrubbing the throne by Jacqueline Milner.

  CFN – I just love coming across items that help me accomplish my daily needs and are additionally  “earth friendly”.  These are two items that caught my eye and prompted me to open my wallet to purchase in the last week. The first item is the ECO Lunchbox.  The item came with minimal packaging […]

Beauty Abounds by Jacqueline Milner

Beauty Abounds by Jacqueline Milner

CFN – I took some time with a friend  to explore and take in some of the natural spaces that surround us.  We started off our day at The Martintown Mill which is situated on the Raisin River.  The following two images were captured there.  The flower is about the size of my baby finger […]

The Possibility of Hamilton, Ontario by Jacqueline Milner

The Possibility of Hamilton, Ontario by Jacqueline Milner

CFN – A recent visit with a friend in Hamilton, Ontario opened my eyes to “POSSIBILITY”.  The possibility of growing flowers and food on my own front yard.  Many front yard vegetable gardens were sighted on my stroll through an older neighborhood.  Think of the possibilities this offers.  The possibility of nutritious low cost food, […]

Pollutants Threaten Iconic Canadian Bird – Earth Matters by Jacqueline Milner

Pollutants Threaten Iconic Canadian Bird – Earth Matters by Jacqueline Milner

CFN – For all Canadian Cottage goers and summer water seekers the sight and sounds of the Common Loon lift the spirit and add that special something to a retreat spent away from the ‘day to day’ in our down-time spent near the water. The soul stirring call of Canada’s Iconic Loon is experiencing challenges […]

Container gardening for the “land challenged” by Jacqueline Milner

Container gardening for the “land challenged” by Jacqueline Milner

CFN – Many people would like to grow some food however they suppose their apartment or small living space will not allow such a project.  Believe it or not, all of us can grow a wee bit of food as long as we have access to some sun and water to feed and nourish our […]

Summer In Full Bloom by Jacqueline Milner “Branches” Exhibit at the Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Blvd., Suite 260, Ottawa, ON

Summer In Full Bloom by Jacqueline Milner  “Branches” Exhibit at the Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Blvd., Suite 260, Ottawa, ON

CFN – Summer is in full bloom and I cannot think of better way to share the splendor and beauty that surrounds us each and every day than through images captured in my backyard this morning.  I just wish I could attach a file which would allow me to share the sweet smell of the milkweed blooms, the wind […]

Nature News from Niagara Falls and Cornwall, Ontario. Submitted Announcements.

Nature News from Niagara Falls and Cornwall, Ontario.  Submitted Announcements.

CFN – As we transition into summer, we’re pleased to pass along two family  friendly events scheduled this Friday and Saturday.  Both of these organizations celebrate the Natural World that delights and surrounds us… if we would just stop… to look… and appreciate. Grand Opening of Heartland Forest Nature Centre Niagara Falls, ON – Since Heartland […]

Easy Vegetables and Greens for Health by Jacqueline Milner

Easy Vegetables and Greens for Health by Jacqueline Milner

CFN – Have you planted any vegetables this year? My planting journey began back in February with an experiment in growing some slips from a sweet potato in water.  I started with three potatoes, commercially bought at the store and came to find out from an experienced gardener that store bought potatoes may present challenges […]

Standing up for Seed Sovereignty and GMO Food Labelling by Jacqueline Milner

Standing up for Seed Sovereignty and GMO Food Labelling by Jacqueline Milner

CFN – There were demonstrations organized and attended, worldwide this past Saturday, May 25th.  I attended the event on Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  People are concerned about having the food that fuels their bodies and that of their loved ones, mutated, morphed into something which will supposedly grow bigger, last longer, withstand chemicals and […]

Food Glorious food…right in your own backyard.

Food Glorious food…right in your own backyard.

CFN – We have a couple of wonderful food events happening this coming week-end in the Cornwall, Ontario area.  We trust all our readers from across the on-line world will take the time to read about these community events as these happenings bring community together to share information about growing and finding wild food sources right […]

Late Breaking News from the St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences

CFN – Submitted Media Advisory What: TED Fellow and American Inventor Sonaar Luthra will be speaking in Cornwall tomorrow evening, Wednesday, May 15th at 6:30 pm as a special guest of the River Institute and the US Embassy Where: The St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences ( 2 St. Lawrence Drive on the St. […]

Insects…an intricate part of the circle of life by Jacqueline Milner.

There are so many life forms that surround us, especially this time of the year.  Crawling, flying, hanging insects are eveywhere, above and below ground.  These tiny creatures are intricately connected to each and everyone of us and I’m certain help to maintain a healthy balance of our world in ways that we have yet […]

Photo of the Day by J.Milner

CFN – The skeletal remains lay in testimony to the once vibrant flora village that stood in this place.  In the distance, the robins chirped their evening prayer of thanks for all that sustained them on this bright, sunny day…especially the tall ones that remained. Check out this video about “How Trees Communicate”.   http://www.wakingtimes.com/2012/05/02/how-trees-communicate-video/