By Sean Graham
Catharine Wilson joins me to talk about the history of co-operative work bees in rural Canada. Communal events to complete big projects in short amount of time, work bees are representative of rural Canadian culture and are the subject of Catharine’s new book Being Neighbours: Cooperative Work and Rural Culture, 1830-1960. We chat about community in rural areas, how work bees were organized, and their legacy today.
Historical Headline of the Week
Stephanie Rogers, “Why Many Atlantic Canadian Farmers Struggle to Adopt High-Tech Solutions – and What can be Done to Change That,” Dal News, August 23, 2022.
Sean Graham is a media historian, an Adjunct Professor at Carleton University, and a contributing editor with Activehistory.ca