Fiona Campbell (formerly Wagner) has covered a wide range of topics, from organic gardening to estate planning, identity theft and the greening of small business.

She specializes in topics related to agriculture, food, rural life and simpler living, with particular interests in meat and ethical agriculture/humane husbandry, women and the changing face of farming, and the role of small farms in sustainable agriculture and local food security.

Her articles have appeared in numerous print and online publications, including Small Farm Canada, Green Living, Canadian Geographic, Harrowsmith Country Life, The Bruce Trail Magazine, Chatelaine, Financial Post Business, Best Health, Squeeze, Bankrate Canada,, Microsoft Home Magazine and more.

She also blogs at Rowangarth Farm about her efforts to live a simpler, more sustainable way of life, and 12DaysinHonduras about the impact of medical brigades on rural populations.

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MORE SELECT Published Work

Green living

• WELCOME TO THE SCREAMING AVOCADO: For many high school kids returning to school this September, noshing on some greasy French fries is the closest they’ll get to tasting a vegetable at lunchtime. But chef-turned-culinary arts teacher Paul Finkelstein of Stratford Northwestern Secondary School in Stratford, Ont., is out to change that... (August 28, 2009) (link)
• FRUITFUL THINKING: Local fruit tree projects are helping to redistribute the season’s backyard bounty. (June 30, 2009) (link)

International Press freedom Awards: Canadian Journalists for Free expression

• JILA BANIYAGHOUB - A VOICE FOR WOMEN'S RIGHTS: The first contentious story that Jila Baniyaghoub wrote for a major Tehran daily was about children living in poverty. She was 11 years old. Now 39, Baniyaghoub still writes the stories that Iranian authorities don't want anyone to read... (December 2009) (PDF)
• FREE SPEECH STILL ELUSIVE: The slogan of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, "One World, One Dream," inspired thoughts of going for gold, national pride and fair play. But for those dreaming of freedom of expression, China was a disappoinment. (December 2008)(PDF)

Canadian geographic

• BUILDING BRIDGES: With hand-applied clay-plaster finishes, raised-relief botantical detailing and columns of debarked tree trunks supporting the living roof of the outdoor stage, the new Madoc Performing Arts Centre is a work of artistic beauty. But it's what's inside that counts. (August 2009) (PDF)

bruce trail magazine

• AMPHIBIANS & REPTILES ON THE NIAGARA ESCARPMENT: For anyone fortunate enough to be hiking the Bruce Trail in the early spring, it can be an overwhelming and humbling experience... (Spring 2010) (PDF)

Lowe's for pros

• SUSTAINABLE FLOORING MATERIALS: Sustainable flooring is produced from renewable materials and by a process that reduces demands on ecosystems during its lifecycle, from harvest to product, use and disposal. (March 2010) (link)

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writers on writing

"You must have enough pride to insist that every sentence is the best sentence you can write to say what must be said. If you write yourself into a muddle, don't try to salvage the sentence by bending it in another direction or tacking something onto the end. Throw it out and start again. Every time." ~Roscoe C. Born