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Aldona at Large: Adventures in Ireland—A Day of Discoveries

Aldona at Large: Adventures in Ireland—A Day of Discoveries

“You’ll find your car in berth number eight.” Bleary eyed from the overnight flight to Dublin, I made my way out to the lot, expecting to find a modest compact. So you can imagine my...

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Aldona at Large: A Chicken Sandwich with Helen Dillon

Aldona at Large: A Chicken Sandwich with Helen Dillon

It’s not every day that a world-renowned gardener will offer to make you a chicken sandwich, but Helen Dillon---the Dublin-based author, broadcaster, plantswoman extraordinaire--- is that kind of...

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Aldona at Large: Fresh and Raw

Aldona at Large: Fresh and Raw

When it comes to food, I’m a goat. I’ll eat pretty much anything. I don’t believe in limiting my options, so despite having the greatest respect for vegetarians and vegans, I’ve never been...

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Aldona at Large: It’s An Ill Wind That Blows No Good

Aldona at Large: It’s An Ill Wind That Blows No Good

Last Tuesday, I drove out to Landscape Ontario in Milton to participate in the judging of their Awards of Excellence, the winners of which will be announced at the upcoming October Expo for the...

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Aldona at Large: Beetlemania!

Aldona at Large: Beetlemania!

Talk about juggling their priorities: Japanese beetles are nature’s true multi-taskers, seemingly able to eat, bonk and defecate at the same time. Right now, they are munching away (um, among other...

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Aldona at Large: Sing a Song of Summer

Aldona at Large: Sing a Song of Summer

Talk about triumph over adversity: planted only this spring, the coneflowers in our new parking lot are blooming their fool heads off, despite the severe drought we’ve been experiencing and the...

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BRING YOUR KIDS TO TORONTO BOTANICAL GARDEN’S

BRING YOUR KIDS TO TORONTO BOTANICAL GARDEN’S

SUMMER NATURE DAY CAMPS — RIGHT IN THE HEART OF THE CITY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Tuesday, July 17, 2012 TORONTO – Toronto Botanical Garden’s Summer Nature Day Camps are designed to educate...

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TBG gets BIG on Bloor

TBG gets BIG on Bloor

Get BIG on Bloor! On Saturday, July 21, and Sunday, July 22, 2012, Bloor Street West will be “car free” from Dufferin to Lansdowne Avenue. Many activities will be happening in the neighbourhood....

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Grow, Cook & Relish!

Grow, Cook & Relish!

Wednesday, October 10, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Public $43; Members $35 The harvesting is done — now what? Join us in this introductory course to learn the ancient art of making preserves to enjoy your...

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Aldona at Large: Rocky Raccoon Checked Into His Room…

Aldona at Large: Rocky Raccoon Checked Into His Room…

And unfortunately, it is my garage, an ancient metal job constructed from a Sears Roebuck mail-order kit. It must be nearly as old as the house, which was built in 1908. The garage is lined inside...

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