Fiddlehead Fever

Nothing says it’s spring more than fiddleheads! These tightly furled shoots of the Ostrich Fern are named for their resemblance to the head of a fiddle (violin). This fern typically grows in moist, shady environments, which are commonplace in rural NS. For folks around these parts, foraging for fiddleheads is engrained in the culture. As a come from away, it has taken me several years … Continue reading Fiddlehead Fever

Yours In The Land: Sylvia Mangalam – An Open Heart Poet

This is the latest installment in our series, “Yours in the Land”, written by Mary Ellen.  Mary Ellen is a farm kid at heart.  She is a Food Action Committee member and a poet who’s passionate about farm and food issues.  She collected the poems for Open Heart Farming. Sylvia was one of the three visionaries that started EAC’s Food Action Committee ten years ago.  … Continue reading Yours In The Land: Sylvia Mangalam – An Open Heart Poet

Yours In The Land: Maria Duynisveld – An Open Heart Poet

This is the latest installment in our series, “Yours in the Land”, written by Mary Ellen.  Mary Ellen is a farm kid at heart.  She is a Food Action Committee member and a poet who’s passionate about farm and food issues.  She collected the poems for Open Heart Farming. At age 11, Maria was the youngest contributor to ‘Open Heart Farming.’  Along with her parents … Continue reading Yours In The Land: Maria Duynisveld – An Open Heart Poet