Author Archives : Tara Callaghan

RISE OF A NEW SETTING DAY


Traps to be set May and June in fourth trial season of integrative pest management for wireworm “The problem is the solution.” Famous words from permaculture guru Bill Mollison. A phrase that sounds paradoxical. Yet, isn’t all great wisdom? In recent years PEI has experienced a growing problem that has cost the potato industry millions. Three introduced species of European…

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THE LOST LINK IN AGRICULTURE


Reconnecting consumers to producers with Community Supported Agriculture “Eating is an agricultural act,” said great writer, activist, and farmer Wendell Berry. If you consume food you are a participant in agriculture, and so we all are. Not that long ago people grew most, or all, of their food and if they didn’t grow it themselves, they often knew who did.…

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BEYOND TOURISM


Perspectives on keeping rural communities vibrant in the winter They say it takes a village to raise a child. But when the village collapses, what does it take to raise it again? Many PEI villages are relics of a once thriving rural community. As agriculture and other major industries became industrialized, the lifeblood of these places was gradually siphoned out.…

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