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What is a Natural Swimming Pool?

Imagine a garden pond filled with white and pink water lilies and purple irises and humming with a chorus of frogs and birds. Now imagine swimming in it. Alice Klein and Hannah Hislop take a dip in the world of natural swimming pools for your landscape ( article from Superficially, a natural swimming pool looks like…

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Why are trees so important?

THE BENEFITS OF TREES… (from Below are some quick facts on the benefits of trees and the equity value of landscaping. Trees improve health Trees improve moods and emotions, and they create feelings of relaxation and well-being. Trees provide privacy and a sense of security. Foliage helps to settle out, trap and hold particulate pollutants…

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Despite flooding, the Grand River Adventure continues

PRESS RELEASE: For Immediate Release Despite flooding and high water levels, the adventure continues! Waterloo Region, ON, April 2013 In this second edition of “The Grand River Adventure”, Derek Lippert and JP Bartle, experienced paddlers and residents of Ayr ON., are canoeing the entire Grand River in order to raise money for tree planting throughout…

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Don’t overlook your soil conditions this Spring

Learn how to improve your soil quality for better gardens (from Canadian Gardening) With the milder temperatures finally approaching, it”s time to start thinking about a spring clean up and preparing your beds for optimal growth for the 2013 garden season.  One of the most overlooked items for property owners is the condition of their soil.…

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Mother nature needs a helping hand

Our population now lingers just over 7 billion people…Roughly double what it was 50 years ago.  It is essential for us to prioritize and learn to understand the impact it’s having on our environment.  Change is not  an option anymore….It’s imperative…… We have to help our earth, and make a conscious effort each and every…

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Open Ayr Gathering 2013

Open Ayr Gatherings

When:  Thursday March 21, 2013 Where: 33 Northumberland St Ayr, ON N0B 1E0 Please help us celebrate the first day of spring by attending the second ‘Open Ayr Gathering’, an opportunity to engage in dialogue regarding the unique and specialized industry of ecological restoration.

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Open Ayr Gathering

On October 20th, 2011 Quiet Nature hosted the first annual Open Ayr Gathering of Applied Ecological Restoration Professionals. The weather was not in our favour, so the event was ironically held indoors at the historic Richwood Schoolhouse, a 150 year old stone building 10 km south-west of Ayr.

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