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Guide to Community Supported Agriculture in Kingston

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) – also known as Community ‘Shared’ Agriculture – is a revolutionary concept that will allow Kingston residents to have fresh and local produce this season by the crateful weekly while simultaneously supporting local farm harvest. It’s brilliant. Though CSA is not a new practice but instead

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What if Kingston…

When we purchased our first home nearly five years ago this summer, we eagerly embraced all of the challenges and chores that came along with being new home owners. This resulted in various purchases such as shovels for tending to snow-covered sidewalks, a ladder to help us clear out leaf-packed

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Patchworkers on Organic Farming

To offset the zombies, princesses and Gangnam-styled trick-or-treaters making the rounds in search of sugary treats this evening, I thought today was a perfect opportunity to focus on local, healthy food. Last May, we published a handy guide a to locally sourced food in Kingston, which featured an extensive list

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#ygkChallenge: 100 Mile Diet

Welcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary.

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Best of 2011: For The Birds

Late last March we came across a group of local citizens who were encouraging Kingstonian’s to sign a petition to permit backyard chicken coups.  Surprisingly, this issue was well received by City Council who passed a bylaw a few months later to make way for a pilot project.  Although we

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Grading Kingston’s Mayor and City Council

Kingston’s newly elected Mayor and City Council officially took office last December, but what have they been up to over the past six months of their freshmen year? Unless you are a local political junkie, defeated or unseated candidate, chances are you are probably unaware of the decisions being made

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Hall Monitor: For The Birds

Council session Tuesday night had a large agenda and touched bits of the city small and large. From parking and projects to statements and sports, unless you had the agenda on-hand, I wouldn’t blame you in the slightest if you thought our elected officials had gone to the birds –

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Guide to Locally Sourced Food

While struggling through my New Year’s resolution in January 2010, I wrote Rise of the Locavore, which detailed my desire to dive further into the local food movement.  I did not expect it to generate much feedback, however it went on to serve as a focal point for local and

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What if Kingston…

A few weekends ago I was walking by Tara Natural Foods, who had gorgeous Spring flowers and seasonal produce for sale outside.  I was drawn closer by a volunteer from the Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG Kingston) / Urban Agriculture Kingston (UAK) who was standing next to a small

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