A letter to the editor of Rural Delivery, one of my favourite magazines, described the writer’s experience with growing green peppers in Goose Bay, Labrador. She had a pepper plant in a south-facing window. In the summer and fall, this … Continue reading →
When we first moved into our house in downtown Toronto over 40 years ago, the back yard contained a garage 24 feet square and in the northwest corner a parking space covered with gravel. An elm near the north fence … Continue reading →
It’s a beautiful sunny morning and I come out the side door with a basket of wet laundry to hang up. Maria, my Italian neighbour, is outside, quickly taking her clothes off the line, even though they’re still wet. “Why … Continue reading →
The old Sealtest plant down the hill about half mile from our house in downtown Toronto, was torn down in the 1980s to make way for some fancy townhouses. Everyone knows that dairy facilities attract rats like bees to honey, … Continue reading →
Edmund P. (Terry) Fowler is Professor Emeritus of political science at Glendon College, York University, in Toronto, Ontario. Between 1967 and 2002, when he retired, he created and taught courses in local government, voting behaviour, community power structure, history of science, and green philosophy. He created and ran the Glendon Municipal Intern Program, under which students worked for municipal councillors in the Toronto region.