Authors Articles by Matt Higgs

Articles by Matt Higgs

Matt Higgs
75 Articles
Matt Higgs was GreenUP's Communications and Marketing Specialist and authored a weekly column focused on all things environmental that was published in the Peterborough Examiner and on A native of New Brunswick, Matt has called the Kawarthas and Northumberland home since 2008. Follow GreenUP on Twitter or connect with them on Facebook.
Help Peterborough's Urban Forest by planting trees on May 3rd from 10 to 12 at the storm water pond in front of Peterborough Regional Health Centre (photo: GreenUP)

It’s time for spring cleaning (and planting)

Environmental events taking place in Peterborough during April and May.

Water Gathering to host aboriginal speakers from around the world

Sacred Water Circle Gathering runs from May 2nd to 4th at Trent University
Participants from a past Sacred Water Circle Gathering discuss the importance of water and how to convey the message of its sacredness to those who make important decisions that affect the community as a whole (photo: GreenUP)

May Gathering to Celebrate Water

Annual Sacred Water Circle event is environmental in focus and cultural in scope.

Get ready to spring into composting

Tips on getting the most out of your composter.
Thousands of people around the world participate in Earth Hour each year, including in Malaysia as seen in this photo from 2013 (photo: World Wildlife Fund)

Switch off and save energy for Earth Hour

Annual event takes place from 8:30 - 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 29.
Children use dip nets to capture and examine water-dwelling creatures found within Meade Creek. Teaching youth about the importance of water is one of the many things we can do to help conserve and protect it for future generations. (Photo: GreenUP)

Reducing your water footprint

Simple things you can do to conserve our most valuable resource.
Streams, rivers and wetlands, like this one found along the Trans Canada Trail just outside of Peterborough, are important components to watersheds and provide habitat for countless species of wildlife. Watersheds take centre stage during Canada Water Week, March 17-23 (photo: Aaron Outram)

Celebrate watersheds during Canada Water Week

Tips you can follow at home to help protect our watershed and keep our water clean.
The Ontario Children's Outdoor Charter aims to get children outside to discover the wonders of nature, like these kids are at GreenUP Ecology Park. Bill Kilburne, of the Back to Nature Network, will speak about the charter at ORCA's annual general meeting on March 20th. (photo: GreenUP)

Think Spring with March workshops and events

You don't have to wait for warm weather to prepare for gardening season.
When it comes to starting seeds indoors, pretty much anything can be used for a container, like these egg cartons. Now is time to start deciding what seeds you want to start and where you're going to source them. (photo: University of Maryland Extension)

Starting Seeds Indoors

What you need to know now to prepare for gardening season.
Having a successful garden and harvesting a bounty of fresh produce requires planning long before the shovel hits the ground. Knowing what to plant, how much to plant, and where to plant it are all important steps in the planning process.

Growing a plan for summer gardening success

Planning your vegetable garden now will ensure a bountiful harvest in the months ahead.

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