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Earlier today a short letter was sent to candidates running for office in the October 17 municipal elections for the Halifax Regional Municipality. There are three candidates running for Mayor and an additional 83 running for 16 seats on Council. Out of the 16 Districts, there is only one uncontested seat. The letter to candidates […]

Local Candidates Asked About Well-being of Children — PlayGroundology

I’m delighted to feature today the second of two guest posts by Lynne Dixon examining the work of some of our early female housing campaigners and reformers. Lynne has a background in historical geography, town planning, the environment and education. Over the last few years she has been researching and writing about different aspects of […]

The Role of the Women’s Housing Sub-Committee: ‘Homes fit for Heroines’ — Municipal Dreams

Greetings friends! We’ve been utilizing the unprecedented ‘Indian Summer’ weather to get as much done outside as possible before we slip back into the usual weather we can expect this time of year. (Funnily enough, even the yle.fi news site has referred to our warmish autumn weather as *Indian Summer*, although I think that term […]

Taking advantage of good weather: Getting loads of stuff done — Vanha Talo Suomi

Late summer and fall are the time when Brown-Eyed Susans, Black-Eyed Susans, and other members of the genus Rudbeckia come into their own. This year has given us a chance to consider how some of these species perform in a year of moderate drought and with no supplemental water provided. Let me be up front […]

The Susans Cope With Drought — gardeninacity

So, how’ve you been? Staying well and safe, but busy? Busy is good. Since this pandemic started, everything has changed, but repurpose, recycle, and reuse are still good things. We wanted to change our kitchen eating area from a round table and round rug to a rectangular set up. The local Habitat store wouldn’t take […]

What’s up? — NewEnglandGardenAndThread

Another of the lost garden seat posts – no 15! This is my 15th post in this occasional series dedicated to the humble garden seat, a garden feature I am fascinated by, by the huge variety of designs, by the large number there are around and by how varied they are in comfort level! This […]

Are You Sitting Comfortably – 15 — greenbenchramblings

As wildfires continue to rage in North and South America, Met Office Chief Scientist Professor Stephen Belcher examines what has led to the potentially record-breaking scale of fires and what science is needed to contain the risks.  Last year wildfires ravaged Australia. This year has seen reports of extensive fires in the Amazon, in California, and earlier this year during the hot spell, also in the UK. Even the area within the Arctic Circle is experiencing an extraordinary fire season, with thawing permafrost exposing large areas […]

Climate Change: The perfect fuel for wildfires?  — Official blog of the Met Office news team

I’m delighted to feature today the first of two guest posts by Lynne Dixon examining the work of some of our early female housing campaigners and reformers. Lynne has a background in historical geography, town planning, the environment and education. Over the last few years she has been researching and writing about different aspects of […]

‘Till we have built Jerusalem in England’s green and pleasant land’: Women’s Influence on State Housing in the Era of World War 1 and After — Municipal Dreams

Many media outlets have been reporting that ‘Storm Aiden’ will batter Britain with strong winds and heavy rain this weekend.  Over the last few days, weather forecasting computers – known as Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) models – have been predicting a deep area of low pressure to develop close to the UK this weekend, bringing […]

Storm Alex, so why not Storm Aiden? — Official blog of the Met Office news team

Some of you may know that I am a judge for the Green Flag Award, the system for assessing public parks, gardens and open spaces in the UK and beyond.

Well this year, as timescales were thrown out of kilter by the pandemic, the guys at HQ decided to ask the judges to enter a virtual Garden Show of their own. This involved sending in a limited number of photographs in a range of different categories. The results are shown below…yours truly did pretty well!

 

 

 

 

 

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