Flint Water Crisis: What Should You Know About Lead

Water: a requirement of life. In Canada, most of us our lucky enough to turn on our tap and have fresh, clean water run out. Often we don’t think twice about what is in the water. The crisis in Flint, Michigan, however, has given us pause. In Calgary, we have great municipal water, where the…

Community Garden Update

April is starting off with snow here in Calgary; however, that hasn’t put too much of dent in our community garden project…yet. It was only a few days after we planted the seeds in their peat pods before tiny green sprouts starting poking through the soil. The lettuce seeds were the first to come through,…

Plants and Pollution

Well it is officially spring! And what better way to celebrate this great season than to start planting a garden? Urban gardens are great. Who doesn’t love fresh produce? You can be sure that it is free of pesticides and herbicides. As a hobby, gardening is known to reduce stress. So we here at Life…

Scientist Moms

This will be my first posting and I thought I should give you a little more information about what we are trying to do here.  I have recently gone back to work with a long time friend who has worked in the analytical science industry for almost 20 years and has built and run environmental laboratories here in…