National Scoop the Poop Week – April 24-30
When you pop out to the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area or George Genereux Urban Regional Park, please observe this commemorative occasion. The South West Off Leash Dog Park, would super appreciate your efforts. The snow changes between ice and puddles and it is not too, too much fun falling in a loaded puddle.
April is Community Spirit Month, and this week is a great time to show community spirit!
In keeping with the Earth Month Climate Action theme, there are ways to have pets, and take action on climate change. A very simple way according to Verge is to change over your pet’s kibble to a plant based protein formula. Dr. Mercola also advises to “Kick all Kibble to the Curb” suggesting to “incorporate a variety of fresh foods into your pet’s diet, too. Blueberries, chia and hemp seeds in coconut oil, raw pumpkin seeds, fermented vegetables and kefir. Dogs Naturally advises to consider healthy ways of using plant proteins, and soak, rinse or ferment all legumes first to reduce the lectin content. Lindsay Nixon mentions, that she feeds her dogs [pre-soaked or pressure cooked] brown rice with a “base of lentils [also pre-soaked or pressure cooked], with bell pepper, cucumber, yellow squash, cabbage, lettuce and cauliflower, plus some leftover rice.”
We have to change how we produce and consume food, not just for environmental reasons, but because this is an existential issue for humans.
National Scoop the Poop Week – April 24-30 falls within Earth Month with a theme this year of Climate Action.
I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. – Edward Everett Hale
For directions as to how to drive to “George Genereux” Urban Regional Park
For directions on how to drive to Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
For more information:
Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada north of Cedar Villa Road, within city limits, in the furthest south west area of the city. 52° 06′ 106° 45′
Part SE 23-36-6 – Afforestation Area – 241 Township Road 362-A
Part SW 23-36-6 – SW Off-Leash Recreation Area (Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area ) – 355 Township Road 362-A
S ½ 22-36-6 Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area (West of SW OLRA) – 467 Township Road 362-A
NE 21-36-6 “George Genereux” Afforestation Area – 133 Range Road 3063
Wikimapia Map: type in Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Google Maps South West Off Leash area location pin at parking lot
Web page: https://stbarbebaker.wordpress.com
Where is the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area? with map
Where is the George Genereux Urban Regional Park (Afforestation Area)? with map
Facebook Group Page: Users of the George Genereux Urban Regional Park
Facebook group page : Users of the St Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
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By 2025, droughts, food shortages and scarcity of fresh water will plague large swaths of the globe, from northern China to the Horn of Africa.
“They’re teaching about The Pyramid of Life in the schools today. There is the ground producing all the soil bacteria, which is in the top few inches. That grows the grass, and a a lamb comes along and eats ten pounds of grass, and that makes one lamb, and then a tiger comes along and eats ten pounds of lamb, and that makes one pound of tiger. We have too many tigers. The Pyramid of Life is upset, and one of the things we must do is to turn from an animal economy to a silvan economy. We’ve got to have tree crops, instead of wasting all this land for raising beef and bringing money to the beef barons, who are proud to call themselves beef barons. It takes eighteen times more land to feed people on beef than it does on nuts and fruit. Eighteen times more land. When half the human family today are dying from starvation. I don’t feel justified in making these demands on the earth. I, myself have been a lifelong vegetarian. ” Richard St. Barbe Baker. State of the Forests. Probe Post Canada’s Environmental Magazine, October 1982. Richard Beharriell interview with Richard St. Barbe Baker