Archive for May 2009

Morning Walk to the Farmers’ Market

This morning I arose to all sorts of work to do for clients.  Speech to write, newsletter to edit and a few reports to complete. As I had just returned from a 1 1/2 day Seminar that was great but included lots of eating and sitting, I felt I was overdue for a good walk.

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50-year Experiment with Sprawl is Ending

Well I’m excited.  Co-founder of the Congress of New Urbanism, Peter Calthorpe, has been hired by my town to design something he described to the Toronto Star (May 25, 2009) as being “the highest manifestation of transit-oriented development” that he has been involved in. Wow. “We’ve had a 50-year experiment with sprawl. Now it’s over. 

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Urban Farming No Longer a Fad

I’ve been reading a lot lately about urban farming and the dream of consuming locally grown food.  Of course I like the idea but struggled with the notion that this was more a fad than a way of life. My question has always been around the issue of sufficiency.  There doesn’t seem to be enough

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Music and Food – The Spice of Life

I haven’t posted in the longest time and I apologize for that.  With one child at college, the other in high school, my job and business in over drive, and the beautiful city I live in giving me much to do, I haven’t had the time to share. I’m correcting that today. I just got

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