People have been baking leavened bread (the kind that rises) for thousands of years—long before yeast was commercially available at the local grocer. Continue reading No yeast? No problem!
For many in the Transition community, growing a garden is part of our culture. We seek out local and sustainable sources of food, and gardening organically in your backyard doesn’t get much more, pardon the term, ‘green’, when it comes to sourcing food. Continue reading Healthy gardens grow in healthy soil
This issue we will continue with our theme of nature as healer. May 3, 2020 is International Dawn Chorus Day. In the spring and early summer, during mating season, multitudes of birds announce their fitness, define their territory, perform courtship duets and generally communicate with each other in nature’s greatest symphony! But you have to get up early to hear it. Continue reading The hills, and the trees, and the fields are alive with the sound of music…..
All of us are coping with an extraordinary moment right now. The pain of social isolation is real as we struggle to deal with the lockdown of our communities in response to the coronavirus pandemic. For many, the prospect of losing livelihoods or crucial social and economic supports is an enormous stress. The importance of individual and social resilience could not be clearer. Continue reading Hope and Resilience in Challenging Times
How can we help to make Kamloops a kinder place to live? This
question has taken on new dimensions in the wake of social and
physical distancing. But a group of community people in Kamloops
had already started to explore this question in a meeting held last
month. Continue reading Kindness in Kamloops
Living close to nature and spending time outside has significant and wide ranging health benefits, from improved physical and mental health, to improved social connectivity. Continue reading Nature is a kind of multivitamin, only better!