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Reclaiming the Commons wins the Ottawa Book Award

Reclaiming the Commons wins the Ottawa Book Award

Heather Menzies received the honour of the Ottawa Book Award for Non-Fiction on Wednesday, October 21, 2015.   Here is what the jurors said: Jury Statement: "In this eloquent memoir written from the heart, Menzies takes the reader on a fascinating trip to the...

David Bollier reviews Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good

Commons blogger David Bollier has reviewed Heather's new book, Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good. "The great virtue of Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good is its willingness to probe into the deep personal and spiritual dimensions of commoning -- while...

The Road to Tullicro

The Road to Tullicro

I had only one small clue to guide me: the word Tullicro. It’s where my great, great, great grandfather James Menzies was born, in 1792. Turns out it’s a fermtoun or township, a commons community, half way up into the hills rising on either side of the tumultuous Tay...