Painting the Roses Red – Global Flower Industry

roses

“Oh, we’re painting the roses red and many a tear we shed because we know they’ll cease to grow, in fact – they’ll soon be dead! And yet we go ahead, painting the roses red!” *Disclaimer: This is a belated Valentine’s Day and premature Mother’s Day rant at the Hallmarks …

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A Curious Look At Dumpster-Diving in Edmonton

trash transformed into tools for change

The parking lot was locked in snow and virtually empty save for a few vehicles ensnared in frost, probably belonging to the store employees closing up shop for the evening. The façade of the organic grocery store was pleasing as always: painted in fresh cut grass green and deep golden …

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Searching for the Shaggy-Maned Ones

Shaggy-maned mushrooms in the Peace Country, AB.

A couple of weeks back, I went out on a mission for coprinus comatus – those colony-sprouting shrooms that go by the street name of shaggy-maned-ones. After a mad bout of rain had hit the hills of the Peace, I got a hot tip from my fellow mushroom-loving-friend, Ms Jess, …

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