Month: March 2019

The Slocan Ramblers Bluegrass Band

Saturday, April 6th, The Slocan Ramblers will be rocking the Big Yellow Merville hall with a bluegrass concert extraordinaire. The Slocans, as 2019 Juno Award Nominees, are Canada’s bluegrass band to watch. They are creative and dynamic musicians, and have become a leading light of today’s acoustic music scene.

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Returning to the Mountain

Aldo Leopold was one of the founders of the environmental movement in the mid-1900s. Many of us first heard of him when we read his book A Sand County Almanac. For me one of his quotes still has special significance today. He said, “We must think like a mountain.”

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Advance Care Planning Day April 9th

North Island College nursing students are partnering with the Comox Valley Hospice Society’s Advance Care Planning team to present “Talk to Me Goose”—a light-hearted take on Advance Care Planning conversations for adults of all ages hosted in Berwick Comox Valley’s Grounded Pilot on Tuesday, April 9th at 6:30 pm-8:30 pm. There will be fun, food and great prizes!

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Linda’s List for March 26th: Digging roots; planting early (or not)

Spring certainly went sproing into nearly summer-like weather last week! Given how long it took the snow to melt from my yard I thought the soil would stay cold longer than usual, meaning no rush to dig up overwintered root crops. At the rate the soil is now warming, however, carrots, beets and other roots should be dug up by the end of March/early April as usual. If left in the garden, they start to grow, using up the sugars stored in their roots to produce a flower stalk. The roots lose flavour and crispness and grow lots of strange little side roots.

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