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Barb McKechnie

Barb McKechnie

Barb McKechnie is a Guelph-based writer/reporter and communications consultant with a passion for local lore. A mom to two young boys, she’s invested in the community and serves as a volunteer and board member with a handful of local organizations. Current horticulture student and Master Gardener in Training (MGiT).
Other pursuits include gardening, baseball and the great outdoors. (Off-season: garden-planning, cooking and binge-watching Netflix).

Recent Work by Barb

Rousing crowd packed the house at Women in Politics open forum <b>(11 photos)</b>

Rousing crowd packed the house at Women in Politics open forum (11 photos)

'Women are 50 percent of the population. We should have 50 percent of the representation'
A gecko's tale <b>(5 photos)</b>

A gecko's tale (5 photos)

U of G researcher's work in gecko tail regeneration could have impact on spinal cord treatment
The Power of Being A Girl: building confidence and leadership skills <b>(5 photos)</b>

The Power of Being A Girl: building confidence and leadership skills (5 photos)

Grade 7 and 8 girls from across Guelph and Wellington County get together for a day of fun and learning
Local CreateAthon puts creative talents to charitable use

Local CreateAthon puts creative talents to charitable use

24-hour event creates signage, campaigns, branding materials and website designs for non-profits
Wellington County is king of crops

Wellington County is king of crops

Taste Real helps promote Wellington County farms and food
Mourning the loss of a loved one with help

Mourning the loss of a loved one with help

Living with Loss drop-in program to offer support to bereaved community members
Living Food Box program aimed at more than growing food

Living Food Box program aimed at more than growing food

The Julien Project's venture allows some of the city's marginalized citizens a chance to grow with the experience
First slice of Vegfest  serves up a big crowd

First slice of Vegfest serves up a big crowd

Celebration of all things vegan holds first of several summer events
Food Truck Wednesdays the latest Guelph mobile food offering

Food Truck Wednesdays the latest Guelph mobile food offering

Popularity of food trucks in Guelph continues to grow
Guelph's Community Food Forest looking to add outdoor classroom

Guelph's Community Food Forest looking to add outdoor classroom

Other new initiatives include building a bee or insect hotel, as well as an arbour