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‘We Believe Everyone Deserves Access to Local Food’

Making market-fresh wares accessible to everyone is the goal behind the expansion of a local food-purchasing power initiative. Nourish is broadening its scope by making its Nourish Market Dollars now acceptable for use at additional locations in Peterborough city and county. Since 2013, Nourish has been working with the Peterborough Downtown Farmers’ Market to connect […]

Connection, Expression for Survivors Emerge Through Art

An agent of healing is being explored through the creative processes of melting wax, needle felting and card-making. Diana Primavesi, who provides peer support for an arts drop-in for women running at the Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre (KSAC), believes strongly that art is a form of therapy. Diana is a clinical counsellor and an expressive […]

Downtown Vibrancy Project ‘Breathing Life’ Into Neglected Areas

Creating livable and sustainable spaces for the community and the environment are top of mind for stakeholders involved in a project to re-vitalize areas of Peterborough’s downtown. The Downtown Vibrancy Project, led by the Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA), is a collaboration that is “breathing life” back into several neglected areas of the core, […]

Artisans Centre Peterborough Presents Creative Hands On Festival

From wire workers to fabric artists, Peterborough residents can enjoy the mastery of local artisans and crafters later this summer. Artisans Centre Peterborough presents the inaugural Creative Hands On Festival, running from Sept. 13-15 at Peterborough Square. “This festival is very much an opportunity to promote artisan craft and artisans in Peterborough,” say festival organizers […]

New App Helps Citizens Track Their ‘Acts of Green’

From washing clothing in cold water to eating less meat, local residents are taking action daily to reduce their carbon footprints. Tracking how all of these seemingly-modest measures add up is now quite tangible, thanks to a new application available through a Peterborough social enterprise. Jessica Correa, CEO and founder of Random Acts of Green […]

Community Art-making Fuels Discovery, Connection

Whether it ignites a healing process or shatters isolation, art is proving to be a powerful force when community members unite in creativity. For some Peterborough residents, making art in the company of others fosters new friendships and forges a stronger connection to community. For others, it can be a more personal, intense therapeutic exercise […]

Group Promotes Living Life Plastic-free

From refillable water bottles to reusable grocery bags, a Peterborough group is striving to keep plastic out of both the city and its landfills. Introducing Plastic-Free Peterborough, a group of citizens conscious about the environmental impact of using plastic. The group is a local network of people committed to sharing ideas for reducing waste. Through […]

How Do Our Gardens Grow?

Peterborough is all thumbs… green thumbs that is. When it comes to rolling up their sleeves and planting to grow their own food, community members certainly dig gardening. And it’s happening full-bloom in the company of neighbours, as citizens are nurturing relationships along with the fruits and vegetables they tend to in various shared spaces […]