Leslie Garrett

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...

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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...

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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. Yet...

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