Leslie Garrett, a lifelong cottager, is the author of more than a dozen books for children, as well as The Virtuous Consumer: Your Essential Shopping Guide for a Better, Kinder, Healthier World (and one our kids will thank us for!).
Recent Articles and Blog Posts
Eating invasive plants at the cottage
They wouldn’t be out of place on a “most wanted” list, these alien invaders that displace our native species and wreak havoc upon ecosystems. The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources reports that invasive species are second...
A fish-friendly clean
On the last day of school each year, I would arrive home to a station wagon jam-packed with everything we needed for a summer at the lake, including my mother’s beloved portable dishwasher. No matter that our cottage lacked a...
Eco-revolutionize your cottage
We cottagers are generally tree-hugging types. After all, we’ve chosen to spend our holidays at a place that boasts nature as its main selling point. Nobody buys a cottage because it’s close to a school or shopping mall.