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Garden Gabs: Okanagan Bat Team

Bats have a specific and special role to play in our ecosystem. Did you know there are 16 types of bats in British Columbia, 14 of which can be found in the Okanagan? We have the greatest diversity of bat species in all of Canada. Recently, I was lucky enough to interview Regional Coordinator of […]

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Garden Gabs: Food Forestry with Richard Walker

Permaculture is a method of gardening that asks the gardener to work with nature rather than against it, with the aim to design ecologically, socially, and economically healthy communities for humans, plants, and animals. It is rooted in thinking of the ecosystem as a whole in order to ensure all parts of the system are […]

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Green Roofs and the Urban Heat Island Effect

Penticton is in full festival swing and my wife and I have been enjoying walking downtown for many events. Canada Day was gorgeous and hot! But it wasn’t just the sun getting us, we could feel the heat radiating off the sidewalk. This reminded me of one of the biggest reasons I became passionate about […]

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Introduction

Hello everyone, my name is Alex and I am so excited to be bringing you a new biweekly column with the Penticton Western on urban agriculture relevant to our Okanagan area. I grew up here in Penticton, and have an honours degree in Geography. I have been growing fruit and vegetables in my own garden […]