Catherine Winter-Hebert

 

An avid permaculture gardener, locavore, and novice (but enthusiastic!) canner, Catherine Winter-Hébert joins Inhabitat after spending the last decade working as a writer and event guru for non-profit/eco organisations. She has contributed to both print and web-based media for clients across North America and Europe, and is slowly plodding her way through her first novel-writing attempt.
Born and raised in Toronto, she has given up city life and moved to the wilds of rural Quebec with her husband, where they collaborate on graphic design projects for their company, Winter-Hébert. Their new, rustic lifestyle is chronicled in her personal blog: 33 Leagues from Mount Royal, where she touches upon the ins and outs of homesteading and self sufficiency in the Great White North.
When she isn't writing or delving into artstuffs, Cate can be found reading, wrestling with various knitting projects, or tending her garden.

Twitter @MiladyDewinter

Catherine Winter-Hebert
Melting glaciers reveal items lost in the Stone Age

Melting glaciers reveal items lost in the Stone Age

Losing mittens and other personal possessions isn't a modern-day woe: it appears that our Stone Age ancestors misplaced their personal belongings just as often as we do. An archaeological team

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Celebrate National Handwriting Day today with a handwritten tweet

Celebrate National Handwriting Day today with a handwritten tweet

  Did you know that writing things out by hand keeps your brain cells active, and even helps you retain information? It also improves hand-eye coordination, and has a soothing,

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Nothing says “I love you” quite like a 3D-printed steampunk gear heart

Nothing says “I love you” quite like a 3D-printed steampunk gear heart

If you're looking for a unique Valentine's gift for someone special, check this out: you can download plans on Thingiverse for a 3D-printed steampunk-style gear heart to give as a fun, weird

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How to build a solar farm in California—a profile on the Topaz Solar Farm

How to build a solar farm in California—a profile on the Topaz Solar Farm

  With its capacity to power 160,000 average-sized American homes, the Topaz Solar Farm in southern California is one of the largest solar farms in the world. This sea of 9 million

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INFOGRAPHIC: How polluted is the air in your home?

INFOGRAPHIC: How polluted is the air in your home?

How clean is the air in your home? Although you might not be aware of them, it's possible that many pollutants are swirling around your living space and affecting your health. Dust mites, mold

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Watch a little polar bear cub experience snow for the first time

Watch a little polar bear cub experience snow for the first time

Apparently it's not just human kids who react adorably the first time they play in the snow. Although polar bears live in icy environs, their young are born in relatively warm dens and only

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Innovative energy solutions bring light and warmth to a remote Thai village

Innovative energy solutions bring light and warmth to a remote Thai village

Solar power and biogas solutions are helping residents of a remote Thai village to create their own grid. Those who live in Pa Deng in Kaeng Krachan, Phetchaburi, have homes that seem to have

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Herbal Cold Care: DIY Throat Drops and Cough Syrup

Herbal Cold Care: DIY Throat Drops and Cough Syrup

If you have any interaction with the public at all, you've probably noticed that there are a lot of sickly people out there right now. Half my Facebook feed consists of folks who are whinging

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DIY: Learn how to make a beautiful braided rug from old fabric

DIY: Learn how to make a beautiful braided rug from old fabric

What You'll Need: Long strips of fabric (old sheets and curtains are ideal, and far easier to work with than t-shirt scraps sewn together to make them longer) Sewing scissors A

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Italian graphic designer helps to beautify “ugly” organic produce

Italian graphic designer helps to beautify “ugly” organic produce

Have you ever noticed that organic produce isn't always as "pretty" as its conventionally grown kin? Most people avoid produce that's misshapen because they assume there's something wrong with

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Help the Food is Free Project transform your community

Help the Food is Free Project transform your community

Have you heard about the Food is Free Project yet? If not, it's worth looking into! It began in 2012 as a way for people to build community while also growing their own food, and has been

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DIY: Force flower bulbs and seeds to beat the winter blues

DIY: Force flower bulbs and seeds to beat the winter blues

There's something extraordinarily beautiful about fresh flowers in the depths of winter, especially if they're living plants that won't lose their vibrancy and fragrance after a couple of days

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Support this Kickstarter campaign and you’ll find a crop circle in your own bathroom

Support this Kickstarter campaign and you’ll find a crop circle in your own bathroom

Inspired by the magic of crop circles that appear around the world, designer Anatoliy Omelchenko has created a little bit of otherworldly wonder that everyone can revel in: patterned towels

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Permaculture Paradise: Laying the groundwork for a food forest garden

Permaculture Paradise: Laying the groundwork for a food forest garden

  A couple of years ago, my husband and I made a huge decision that would change our lives forever: after years of living in downtown Toronto, we decided to take a huge leap of

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Scientists have determined that inebriated birds sing drunkenly too

Scientists have determined that inebriated birds sing drunkenly too

Anyone who's ever visited a karaoke bar is likely very familiar with the fact that people sing a lot differently when they're drunk, versus when sober. Guess what? It turns out that the same

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Inhabitat’s top 6 DIY stories of 2014

Inhabitat’s top 6 DIY stories of 2014

DIY stories are so inspiring, aren't they? Seeing a project that someone else put together encourages us to put our own creativity and craftiness to work, whether it's a small project like

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Inhabitat’s top original photos of 2014

Inhabitat’s top original photos of 2014

  Here at Inhabitat, we're fortunate enough to be able to write about some truly spectacular topics, and occasionally we also have the opportunity to travel around and take great

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Inhabitat’s top 6 art stories of 2014

Inhabitat’s top 6 art stories of 2014

People have been creating art to inspire and communicate ideas to one another since we first put handprints on cave walls, and here at Inhabitat, we've been fortunate enough to discover some of

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Inhabitat’s top 6 animal stories of 2014 – vote for your favorite!

Inhabitat’s top 6 animal stories of 2014 – vote for your favorite!

We've covered some pretty spectacular animal stories over the past year, ranging from "aww"-inspiring to downright freaky. We saw photos of a little girl who grew up with elephant and cheetah

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20 Verdant Gift Ideas for the Green Thumb

20 Verdant Gift Ideas for the Green Thumb

Gardening is a wonderful pastime that can soothe the soul and nourish the body all in one go. From vegetables to culinary herbs, flowers, or even cacti, plants make every living space a little

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Eco-friendly gift wrap alternatives for the holidays

Eco-friendly gift wrap alternatives for the holidays

Chances are that a lot of us will be wrapping some last-minute gifts this weekend, whether we're celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Yule, or Festivus. Rather than going for regular store-bought

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The “Light of Life” chapel in Korea is a luminous haven for retired missionaries

The “Light of Life” chapel in Korea is a luminous haven for retired missionaries

  Built on the south-facing side of Bori Mountain in Gapyong, South Korea, this chapel is the central point in a village that's being built to house retired missionaries. Created as

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This flipped-over giant tortoise gets by with a little help from his friend

This flipped-over giant tortoise gets by with a little help from his friend

We all get into tight spots on occasion, and it's at times when we're particularly vulnerable that a helping hand from a friend is much appreciated. This giant Galapagos tortoise at a zoo in

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VIDEO: Orphaned baby Indonesian orangutan named Rickina

VIDEO: Orphaned baby Indonesian orangutan named Rickina

Did you know that orangutans share 97 percent of our DNA? Like us, they have complex emotions, family bonds, and a love of drawing and music. Rickina is a little orphaned orangutan who's

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3D-printed prosthetic legs allow Derby the dog to run for the first time

3D-printed prosthetic legs allow Derby the dog to run for the first time

The popularity of 3D printing has exploded in recent years, and one of the most innovative uses for this technology has been that of prosthetics—for people and animals alike. We've seen

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VIDEO: How to make an electricity-free radiant space heater that heats your home for pennies a day

VIDEO: How to make an electricity-free radiant space heater that heats your home for pennies a day

Would you believe that you can heat your space with a few candles and a couple of flower pots, all for just pennies a day? It might be difficult to imagine, but it's easy to do, as this video

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VIDEO: Wolf Pups Get the Hiccups Too

VIDEO: Wolf Pups Get the Hiccups Too

We have a lot more in common with our furry wolf friends than most people realize, and an annoying little case of the hiccups is no exception. The star of this little video is Nikai; an

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This sweet dog and lion duo proves that friendship transcends all barriers

This sweet dog and lion duo proves that friendship transcends all barriers

Meet Honey the dog and Kwanza the white lion cub: a pair of best friends at the Darling Downs Zoo in Queensland, Australia. Kwanza's mum wasn't producing enough milk for him, so the lovely

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18 Green Gifts for the Home

18 Green Gifts for the Home

A house becomes a home when it's filled with the energy of those who live there, and the houseware items we've put together for this year's gift guide can help make a home as luminous and

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15 Compassionate and Vegan Gift Ideas

15 Compassionate and Vegan Gift Ideas

'Tis the season of light, love, and goodwill to all, and those wishes certainly extend to our animal cousins. Gifts that are cruelty-free and ethically made are true symbols of peace, and those

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