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Growing the Good: Gardening During the Coronavirus

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Green thumb or not, gardening is a great activity to get you outside and connected to nature while staying home. Plus, you get to enjoy the (literal) fruits of your labour.

Social distancing rules have meant that we are all spending a lot more time at home, and gardening is one way to lift your spirits during isolation. My backyard and square-foot garden are looking a little unloved right now, but I’m happily doodling plans in my notebook of the bounty to come—assuming the squirrels and rabbits don’t get to it first. Find seeds, seedlings, pots, plants, soil and everything you need to get started with these garden centres in ...

Makin’ It Work: Simple Desk

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When faced with the ongoing challenges of the pandemic, Jenny Chandler encourages local business owners to not let fear of the unknown hold them back.

This interview is part of a series chatting with local business owners, artists, organizers and people in our community who are learning to adapt during COVID-19. Jenny Chandler – Simple Desk Describe your business. Simple Desk is a small business support company working to eliminate entrepreneurial overwhelm by providing cost-effective outsourcing solutions. Our services range from bookkeeping and administration to customer support and marketing plans that can be performed both on and off site. What does working from home/your ...

How to Make the Most of Your Outdoor Living Space

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Here are five ways to transform your outdoor living space (and make the most of the warmer months).

Here in the Bay of Quinte (and anywhere in Canada really), the backyard is a sacred space. We cherish it, particularly in the warm months that just never seem to last long enough. If you’re looking for ways to maximize your outdoor living space, without breaking the bank, look no further! Here are some simple, inexpensive ways to create a backyard that is livable, lovable and kid friendly. 1. Thrift It! If you know anything about me, this will ...

Tips for Growing Window Sill Herbs

Carson Arthur How To Grow Window Sill Herbs

I am starting 2019 back at the basics for all of the new gardeners out there. One of the first spots that future gardeners often start is with herbs in the window sill. If you can keep these alive, you can pretty much grow anything! Unfortunately… it’s not as easy as you think. Just ask my kid sister, who has successfully killed many helpless rosemary and thyme. Carson’s Top Tips For Growing Window Sill Herbs A majority of the ...

10 Business Resolutions for the New Year

Happy New Business Year! Forget about resolving to increase exercise and decrease carbs. For business owners it’s all about growth, maximizing efforts and not being the best kept secret! Here are 10 business resolutions for the New Year to help move the scale: 1) BE POSITIVE (yes, all caps and in the #1 spot on purpose). Passion fuels the corporate jet! Remember why you started a business: was it to be your own boss? Control your financial future? Bring ...

How To Protect Your Trees From the Winter Weather

how to protect your trees from the winter weather

Winter is hard on trees. Heavy snow, violent ice storms and high winds can all damage trees, as can mild weather followed by extreme cold. It feels like we’ve had all of this already and it’s only January. What Should You Look For? At this time of year, you should be checking your tree for frost cracks. These vertical cracks are splits in the trunk of the tree cause by rapid drops in temperature freezing. Most commonly found on ...

Home Buying Part Three: Buy It

Tips On How and Where To Buy A Home in the Bay of Quinte

This is the third part in a three-part series by local experts who want to help you find home sweet home. Whether you’re looking, building or buying old or new, here are some tips on how to find your home in the BoQ. Buying A Home Buying a home is exciting. It can also be confusing and stressful if you aren’t prepared. The good news? The average price of a home (at the end of 2017) in the Bay ...

Home Buying Part One: Find It

How To Find A Home in the Bay of Quinte

This is the first in a three-part series by local experts who want to help you find home sweet home. Whether you’re looking, building or buying old or new, here are some tips on how to find your home in the BoQ. LAURA SMITH HERE, BoQ explorer, dreamer and lover of good real estate. Finding homes with great bones is my obsession. I spend more than my fair share of time poring through house listings and day-tripping through different ...

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Bay of Quinte Region is an alliance of interdependent communities, bound together by a common history, shared economy, and the water that surrounds and defines us. We hope to welcome you soon.