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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 […]

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, […]

Peterborough Citizens Counter Racism

Earlier this year, Bernie Farber, chair of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network, was invited by a Peterborough Inter-Faith community to speak at their Many Windows, One Light event. During the morning that followed Bernie spent some time in conversation with Peter Pula. Their conversation was recorded and is available for download here. […]

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 […]

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 […]

To Market, to Market to Buy… Local

From fresh garlic to homemade Russian-style perogies, downtown Peterborough will once again become a destination for buying local food and connecting with fellow citizens. Meandering through the bustling market will begin May 8, as the Peterborough Downtown Farmers’ Market launches its 2019 season. Jill Bishop, market manager, tells Electric City Magazine this season promises to […]

See The Sights On Bike This Weekend

Pedal back in time May 4 by cycling through a tour of interesting historical sites in the city, including a house built in the nineteenth century. Doors Open Peterborough is this weekend and the City of Peterborough is partnering again with Shifting Gears for the annual event. “We have continued to encourage cycling because it’s […]