Authors Articles by Matt Higgs

Articles by Matt Higgs

Matt Higgs
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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 kawarthaNOW.com. 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.
Late winter and early spring are some of the best times to prune fruit trees. Pruning ensures the trees produce larger fruit and keeps the tree smaller, making harvesting easier. (photo: Kevin Robinson-Avila, New Mexico State University)

Pruning for fruit tree health

Paying attention to your fruit trees before spring pays off during fall harvest.
Bob Irvine of Rocky Lane Farm in Lakefield is seen working on a pollinator planting project last fall with that was undertaken in partnership with the Kawartha Farm Stewardship Collaborative. The project saw pollinator plants added to surround a pond installation. (photo: Matt Higgs)

Promoting healthy and active farmland in the Kawarthas

Farm stewardship workshop takes place on March 1 in Peterborough.
Thalia Bock plugs computer equipment including printers, monitors and scanners into a power bar so they all can be easily turned off at once. Electronic equipment left plugged in, even when it's turned off, consumes electricity. (Photo: Matt Higgs)

Save money and energy by cutting out “phantom power”

Many devices continue to use electricity even when they are switched off.
More Than Honey is one of ReFrame Film Festival's 2014 feature films. Showcasing the demise of the worldwide bee population, it explores the world of bees and what is being done to slow this impending epidemic.

Environment takes centre stage at ReFrame Film Festival

10th annual festival takes place in Peterborough from January 24th – 26th.
Shane and Amanda Palmer, owners of Green Eyewear Optical and early members of of the Green Business Peterborough program, have taken many steps to ensure their business is as eco-friendly as possible (photo: Matt Higgs)

It’s good to be green

Green Business Peterborough encourages and recognizes eco-friendly local businesses.

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