Caring for Land

Meet Jim Pedersen planting trees at the Ketcheson Farm

Each spring Jim Pedersen, coordinator with the Hastings Stewardship Council helps landowners plant trees on marginal farm land. This is part of the Ontario government's Trees Ontario program to plant 50 million trees by 2020. The Hastings Stewardship Council partners with the municipalities to give residents trees to plant on their property. Watch the local media and www.harvesthastings.ca coming events section for more details about time and place. If you would like to plant larger areas of land in 2011 please contact Jim Pedersen, (613) 395-4388 or jim.pedersenatontario.ca. You can order tree seedlings to purchase from Quinte Conservation and Lower Trent Conservation.