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

These biodegradable burial pods can turn cemeteries into forests

These biodegradable burial pods can turn cemeteries into forests

Most of us have likely had the opportunity to visit a cemetery at some point, and walked through the endless rows of cold marble headstones and weeping angel statues. An Italian design company

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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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DIY: How to Create a Gorgeous Planter from an Old Hardcover Book

DIY: How to Create a Gorgeous Planter from an Old Hardcover Book

You may have seem some brilliant book planters on Pinterest or Tumblr and marvelled at how such a simple project can yield such beautiful results—I know I have! The folks over

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Repreve transforms millions of plastic bottles into graduation gowns and caps

Repreve transforms millions of plastic bottles into graduation gowns and caps

"During the spring 2015 graduation season alone, more than 300,000 students around the nation will graduate wearing Oak Hall Repreve-based gowns, using more than 8 million recycled plastic

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9 things you can do to help wild birds this summer

Here in the northern hemisphere, we're now heading into the height of summer and chances are that most of us are spending as much time outdoors as possible. You've probably noticed a lot more

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Top Eco-Friendly Camping Gear for Conscientious Outdoor Enthusiasts

Top Eco-Friendly Camping Gear for Conscientious Outdoor Enthusiasts

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INFOGRAPHIC: Eco-savvy hacks for cleaning your kitchen

INFOGRAPHIC: Eco-savvy hacks for cleaning your kitchen

  Did you know that popping a tab of Alka-Seltzer into the back of your fridge will eliminate odors within 24 hours? Or that adding a packet of Lemon-Lime Kool-Aid to your dishwasher's

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HOW TO: Make a hanging planter with a recycled plastic soda bottle

HOW TO: Make a hanging planter with a recycled plastic soda bottle

STEP 1: Prep your bottle Use a sharp utility knife to cut off the base of the bottle about 1 inch above the bottom, and then wash and try the bottle thoroughly. STEP 2: Tape edges and

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Aromatherapy pyramid releases natural cedar scent into your space

Aromatherapy pyramid releases natural cedar scent into your space

  Designer Anatoliy Omelchenko of Triangle Tree, whose crop circle towels we featured a couple of months ago, has created a new, eco-friendly piece of home decor: the Cedar Aroma

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DIY: How to knit or crochet reusable “Swiffer” covers

DIY: How to knit or crochet reusable “Swiffer” covers

Image © handknitted4you Most disposable stuff just sucks. Seriously, it really does. Society's love of single-use items like disposable coffee pods, diapers, and cutlery has created so much

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Kreoo’s whimsical, sculptural seating draws inspiration from rivers and streams

Made of marble, larch wood, and cork, KREOO's "River and Stream" series of seating pieces evoke the soft beauty found in river stones. Ideal for either indoor or outdoor use, these pieces are

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DIY: Make garden faerie houses, pixie towers, and toad homes from reclaimed materials

DIY: Make garden faerie houses, pixie towers, and toad homes from reclaimed materials

What You'll Need: Sketch pad or blank paper Pencil Base structure (empty plastic drink bottles work well, as do aluminum cans) Cutting implements (scissors for plastic, metal shears

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New Nanoleaf Gem LED light shines brightly for Earth Day

New Nanoleaf Gem LED light shines brightly for Earth Day

Nanoleaf, who previously released the fabulous Bloom LED light, has created a shiny new piece in time for Earth Day 2015: the Nanoleaf Gem! This LED décor bulb, which has a light quality equal

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10 free coop designs for keeping backyard chickens in style

10 free coop designs for keeping backyard chickens in style

Are you thinking of keeping some chickens in your backyard, but don't know how you're going to house them? The Poultry Guide has put together this fab little collection of 10 free coop

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Meet Hydaway: the water bottle that folds down to fit in your pocket

Meet Hydaway: the water bottle that folds down to fit in your pocket

    I’ve been reading through your blog, and I really enjoy it. I thought you might be interested in the eco-conscious Hydaway™, a reusable water bottle that folds down to

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14 Stunning photos of the Earth remind us how important conservation is for all of us

14 Stunning photos of the Earth remind us how important conservation is for all of us

Great Barrier Reef Comprised of nearly 3,000 reefs and islands and stretching over 1,400 miles, The Great Barrier Reef provides a home to thousands of different species. Tropical fish, sea

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Leicestershire Master Gardeners offer free food-growing support for local people and communities

Leicestershire Master Gardeners offer free food-growing support for local people and communities

If you happen to live in Leicestershire, UK, and have always dreamt of growing your own food, you're in luck.

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MVRDV, Snohetta, and BIG reveal their visions for a new business quarter in Oslo, Norway

MVRDV, Snohetta, and BIG reveal their visions for a new business quarter in Oslo, Norway

  BIG's proposal was a bright urban park that bridged the new structures with the site's existing historical buildings. The new addition would be comprised of three towers, the

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INFOGRAPHIC: The most amazing museums in the world

INFOGRAPHIC: The most amazing museums in the world

Gorgeous museums + Foam Fabricators The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat? Send us a tip by following this link.

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Panda bamboo watches blend sustainability with style

Panda bamboo watches blend sustainability with style

Panda is already known globally for its sustainable bamboo sunglasses, and now they're releasing the Panda Watch; the first of its kind. Elegant and minimalist, the watches are handcrafted from

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Freight Farms may be the future of sustainable food

Freight Farms may be the future of sustainable food

    Freight Farms enable food production to be managed from anywhere, at anytime.  Track air and water quality,  monitor crops anytime through live, in-farm cameras and shop

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Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba Hotel opens in Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Incas

Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba Hotel opens in Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Incas

  World-recognized sustainable tourism leader Inkaterra has announced the opening of its latest resort hotel in Peru: the Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba. The modern, luxury hotel sits on

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This sweet animation aims to help save the British hedgehog

This sweet animation aims to help save the British hedgehog

https://vimeo.com/110566773 Once a common sight throughout Britain, hedgehogs are now disappearing quickly. These iconic animals numbered close to 30 million back in the 1950s, and now, their

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Ohio’s 100-Acre Classroom teaches farming skills to middle-school students

Ohio’s 100-Acre Classroom teaches farming skills to middle-school students

Imagine a school environment in which subjects like chemistry, biology, math, and home ec are learned outside in the fresh air. Sound too good to be true? Well, the Geauga County Hershey

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OpenFarm’s community-created guides help you learn to grow anything

OpenFarm’s community-created guides help you learn to grow anything

Backyard gardens and home-scale farms are popping up all over the world as people re-develop an interest in cultivating their own food, but gardening newbies can get a bit lost at times. While

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8 Ways that you can help save monarch butterflies

8 Ways that you can help save monarch butterflies

  Monarch butterflies are easily recognized worldwide for their gorgeous black and orange wings, but these beauties are in danger of disappearing completely. Their numbers have dropped

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DIY: How to Plant a Personal Garden In a Small Urban Space

DIY: How to Plant a Personal Garden In a Small Urban Space

Many people bemoan the fact that they can't grow their own food (or even flowers) because they lack any kind of garden space, but guess what? You can actually grow more than you realize in

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DIY lawn couch for sweet summer lounging

DIY lawn couch for sweet summer lounging

How much oxygen did your furniture produce today? Wouldn't you rather be sitting outside in the back yard, than indoors on your couch? Now you too can have the best of both worlds, and sculpt

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Zayed Future Energy Prize celebrates achievements in renewable energy and sustainability

INFOGRAPHIC: The Zayed Future Energy Prize celebrates achievements in renewable energy and sustainability

If you're not yet familiar with the Zayed Future Energy Prize, check it out! It celebrates achievements that reflect impact, innovation, vision and leadership in renewable energy and

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Sprawling Dallas home is built from 14 shipping containers

Sprawling Dallas home is built from 14 shipping containers

The sprawling, 3,700-square-foot home is open concept, with different living spaces delineated by frames. On the 1,000-square-foot ground floor, dark, polished concrete floors juxtapose

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