Monday, January 16, 2012

Filmmaker and kids unite to save a forest!

Two 6-year-old girls explain to Michel Desgagne, a filmmaker, what a nearby urban forest means to them.


Stephanie Chouinard and Lili Allarie-Parenteau


The award-winning documentary filmmaker has joined a group of residents in St. Bruno, Quebec, to try to stop a housing development planned for Foret des Hirondelles (Forest of the Swallows), a six-hectare forest nearby.



Michel used his filmmaking skills to show how the people who live near the forest, cherish and wish to protect it.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Billy the goat!

I just discovered the best composter ever - and his name is Billy!


This goat eats absolutely EVERYTHING!


While visiting my grandmother in Ireland I saw Billy in a neighbour's field.

At home I put our fruit and vegetable scraps into our outdoor compost bin, but it is so much more fun to feed them to him.



He's always happy to see me and makes funny faces as he eats the scraps I bring him because he thinks they are so delicious!







 Did you know that in the town of Killorglin, Ireland, each year there is a festival to celebrate the spirit of the goat?

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A young girl delivers a powerful message


Elyse, a girl in elementary school, decided to do an experiment to see how long it would take a potato to grow vines.






She went to the grocery story with her grandmother, bought a sweet potato and placed it in water.









When the potato wouldn't grow any vines, she did some investigating and found out that it had been sprayed with a chemical that stopped it from growing buds.




Click here, to watch Elyse's experiment!





Thursday, May 19, 2011

Come on, have a heart!

I found a really special audition on the show "Britain's Got Talent!"


7-year-old Olivia Binfield recited a poem about protecting animals that are endangered.


Around her neck is her pet python, Lucy.


Way to go Olivia!

Click here to listen to Olivia!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Forests for teaching people

"Forests have always been there for people.


That's where we've found:
food, shelter, shade, protection,


transportation, fibre,
fuel,
tools,
chemicals,
building materials,
bounce,
waterproofing,




recreation and inspiration for creation."  Bronwyn Chester

To read more about trees, click here.