The New Canadian Garden

The New Canadian Garden

GARDEN TOOLS Sharper tools = easier work. Want to minimize the effort that it takes to dig a hole or cut down weeds? Make sure that you use sharptools. Here in Canada we buy dull tools from almost all garden retailers (including Home ...

Author: Mark Cullen

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459732261

Category: Gardening

Page: 232

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An exciting vision of the blossoming new role gardening plays for this generation and the next. In The New Canadian Garden, Canada’s gardening guru, Mark Cullen, explores new trends that are redefining today’s gardening experiences. Many of us are utilizing small urban spaces — balconies, patios, and even rooftops — and growing our own fruits, vegetables, and herbs, both at home and through community gardens. Mark has lots of suggestions about which crops will work best for your particular space and how to attract birds, bees, and butterflies to your garden. And he combines the best practical information with an insightful approach to help improve your gardening skills. The New Canadian Garden is a must-have reference for anyone gardening in a Canadian climate.
Categories: Gardening

A New Garden Ethic

A New Garden Ethic

... Gabriola Island, BC V0R 1X0, Canada (250) 247-9737 LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA CATALOGUING IN PUBLICATION Vogt, Benjamin, 1976–, author A new garden ethic : cultivating defiant compassion for an uncertain future / Benjamin Vogt.

Author: Benjamin Vogt

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9781550926507

Category: Nature

Page: 139

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In a time of climate change and mass extinction, who we garden for matters more than ever Our landscapes push aside wildlife and in turn diminish our genetically-programmed love for wildness. How can we get ourselves back into balance through gardens, to speak life's language and learn from other species? Plenty of books tell home gardeners and professional landscape designers how to garden sustainably, what plants to use, and what resources to explore. Yet few examine why our urban wildlife gardens matter, and not just for ourselves, but for the larger human and animal communities. Author Benjamin Vogt addresses why we need a new garden ethic, and why we urgently need wildness in our daily lives — lives sequestered in buildings surrounded by monocultures of lawn and concrete that significantly harm our physical and mental health. He examines the psychological issues around climate change and mass extinction as a way to understand how we are short circuiting our response to global crises, especially by not growing native plants in our gardens. Simply put, environmentalism is not political, it's social justice for all species marginalized today and for those facing extinction tomorrow. By thinking deeply and honestly about our built landscapes, we can create a compassionate activism that connects us more profoundly to nature and to one another.
Categories: Nature

The Garden Lover s Guide to Canada

The Garden Lover s Guide to Canada

This garden is certainly better known under the name of the Stratford Festival Theatre Gardens , as it surrounds the main ... Now named after Arthur Meighen , Canada's ninth prime minister , the new garden areas include thyme pathways ...

Author: Larry Hodgson

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 1568982798

Category: Garden tours

Page: 216

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The Garden Lover's Guides were devised for gardeners on the move, profiling points of horticultural interest in various countries. Each guide lists an extensive range of practical information, including opening times, admission fees, directions, nearby sites of interest and other available facilities. Exquisitely drawn three-dimensional maps are provided for selected gardens. These new titles lead readers to over 100 of the best Canadian gardens and through the imposing formal terraces and breathtaking plantings of Ireland's castles, parks and country gardens. All guides include lush photographs and detailed descriptions.
Categories: Garden tours

Tales from the Canadian Rockies

Tales from the Canadian Rockies

”Christmas Dinner" by A. O. Wheeler and Tom Wilson, from "An Act of Heroism" by A. O. Wheeler in Canadian Alpine journal, vol. ll, no. 1 (Alpine Club of Canada, 1909). "Swift, the Frontiersman" by F. A. Talbot, from The New Garden of ...

Author: Brian Patton

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 9781551994420

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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Take a breath of fresh mountain air and feel the magic of an historical Canadian landmark in Tales from the Canadian Rockies. You'll meet a host of unforgettable characters like botanist David Douglas, after whom the Douglas fir is named, and geologist James Hector, whose unruly horse is forever commemorated in the names of Kicking Horse River and Pass. You'll also experience the hunger and hardships of artist Paul Kane and indomitable Mrs. Lane who waded across no fewer than 17 meltwater rivers in one day.
Categories: Travel

Mapper of Mountains

Mapper of Mountains

M.P. Bridgland in the Canadian Rockies, 1902-1930 I.S. MacLaren. Smith, Cyndi. ... In the Heart of the Canadian Rockies. ... Talbot, F.A. The New Garden of Canada: By Pack-Horse and Canoe through Undeveloped New British Columbia.

Author: I.S. MacLaren

Publisher: University of Alberta

ISBN: 9780888647641

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

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Mapper of Mountains follows the career of Dominion Land Surveyor Morrison Parsons Bridgland, who provided the first detailed maps of many regions of the Canadian Rockies. Between 1902 and 1930, this unheralded alpinist perfected phototopographical techniques to compile a series of mountaintop photographs during summers of field work, and spent his winters collating them to provide the Canadian government, tourists, and mountain climbers with accurate topographical maps. Bridgland was a great climber and co-founder of the Alpine Club of Canada. Mapper of Mountains also tells the story of the Rocky Mountain Repeat Photography Project, which studies the changes sustained in the Rockies, repeating the field work accomplished by Bridgland almost a century ago.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A Thousand Blunders

A Thousand Blunders

Power and Place: Canadian Urban Development in the North American Context. ... The Making of a Great Canadian Railway: Grand Trunk Pacific Railway London 1912 —. The New Garden of Canada: Undeveloped New British Columbia.

Author: Frank Leonard

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774842594

Category: Transportation

Page: 353

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In A Thousand Blunders, Frank Leonard looks at why the 'Road of a Thousand Wonders' failed to live up to the expectations forecast by company president Charles M. Hays and other senior managers. Not only was the railway built through a sparsely settled region, which generated little immediate traffic, but its economic difficulties were also compounded by the numerous mistakes made by managers at all levels: for example, their failure to respond adequately to labour shortages caused serious delays and prevented the company from proving Prince Rupert as an effective alternative harbour before World War I broke out. For this book, Frank Leonard had access to a wealth of original documents, among them the GTP legal department files, providing him with insights into the decisions that formed the basis for policies in townsites and on Indian reserves. A Thousand Blunders is a provocative account of one of the greatest failures in Canadian entrepreneurial history. Richly detailed and thoroughly documented, it makes an important contribution to the fields of railway and business history, as well as to the study of the history of northern British Columbia.
Categories: Transportation

Bootleggers and Borders

Bootleggers and Borders

The Paradox of Prohibition on a Canada-U. S. Borderland Stephen T. Moore ... Ottawa: Canadian Historical Association, 1967. ... The New Garden of Canada: By Pack Horse and Canoe through Undeveloped New British Columbia.

Author: Stephen T. Moore

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803267848

Category: History

Page: 296

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Between 1920 and 1933 the issue of prohibition proved to be the greatest challenge to Canada-U.S. relations. When the United States adopted national prohibition in 1920—ironically, just as Canada was abandoning its own national and provincial experiments with prohibition—U.S. tourists and dollars promptly headed north and Canadian liquor went south. Despite repeated efforts, Americans were unable to secure Canadian assistance in enforcing American prohibition laws until 1930. Bootleggers and Borders explores the important but surprisingly overlooked Canada-U.S. relationship in the Pacific Northwest during Prohibition. Stephen T. Moore maintains that the reason Prohibition created such an intractable problem lies not with the relationship between Ottawa and Washington DC but with everyday operations experienced at the border level, where foreign relations are conducted according to different methods and rules and are informed by different assumptions, identities, and cultural values. Through an exploration of border relations in the Pacific Northwest, Bootleggers and Borders offers insight into not only the Canada-U.S. relationship but also the subtle but important differences in the tactics Canadians and Americans employed when confronted with similar problems. Ultimately, British Columbia’s method of addressing temperance provided the United States with a model that would become central to its abandonment and replacement of Prohibition.
Categories: History

A new and complete gazetteer of the United States

A new and complete gazetteer of the United States

NEW GARDEN , a post - village of Guilford co . , N. C. , 98 miles W. by N. from Raleigh . ... the New - England States , and one of the original members of the American confederacy , is bounded on the N. by Canada East ; E. by Maine and ...

Author: Thomas Baldwin


ISBN: BSB:BSB10253867

Category: United States

Page: 1372

View: 509

Categories: United States

Wires in the Wilderness

Wires in the Wilderness

F.A. Talbot Visits the New Garden of Canada The anticipated effect of the railway was chronicled by the English travel writer F.A. Talbot , who in 1909 was exploring central British Columbia , collecting material for a book he would ...

Author: Bill Miller

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 189438458X

Category: Telegraph

Page: 340

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This is the tale of how Canada's high northern wilderness was brought into civilization's fold through a frail network of wires laboriously strung between poles and trees for hundreds of desolate miles. The Yukon Telegraph started in 1897, when gold was discovered in the Yukon and the government needed a faster way to communicate with its remote northern territory. The isolated residents, too, wanted a more reliable connection with the outside world. Bill Miller takes readers from the line's conception in 1899 to its abandonment in 1952 through to its status today and its potential for future generations, focusing on the colourful people who lived and worked in the area. His account, enhanced by extensive research and engaging storytelling, reveals a fascinating fragment of Canada's rich history.
Categories: Telegraph

At the Bridge

At the Bridge

8 Parks Canada, “Government of Canada Designates Susan Louisa Moir Allison as a Person of National Historic ... 18 F.A. Talbot, The New Garden of Canada: By Packhorse and Canoe through Undeveloped New British Columbia (London: Cassell, ...

Author: Wendy Wickwire

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774861540

Category: History

Page: 400

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At the Bridge chronicles the little-known story of James Teit, a prolific ethnographer who, from 1884 to 1922, worked with and advocated for the Indigenous peoples of British Columbia and the northwestern United States. From his base at Spences Bridge, BC, Teit forged a participant-based anthropology that was far ahead of its time. Whereas his contemporaries, including famed anthropologist Franz Boas, studied Indigenous peoples as members of “dying cultures,” Teit worked with them as members of living cultures resisting colonial influence over their lives and lands. Whether recording stories, mapping place-names, or participating in the chiefs’ fight for fair treatment, he made their objectives his own. With his allies, he produced copious, meticulous records; an army of anthropologists could not have achieved a fraction of what he achieved in his short life. Wickwire’s beautifully crafted narrative accords Teit the status he deserves, consolidating his place as a leading and innovative anthropologist in his own right.
Categories: History