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Harvest Hastings is about living lightly on the land. Sustainability has sections on land stewardship, tree planting, managing woods and wildlife at  Caring for Land; discussion about Climate Change; find out about Green Communities, and read about what's happening in Local Agriculture and Local Forestry. There are  AudioVideos, and a Photo Gallery. Look for "Know your farmer" video or audio interviews with local farmers and other producers. Web links has links to local organizations as well as provincial ones. Check Coming Events to find workshops, agricultural events, community meals and much more. 

Students see many benefits from living with trees

July 8, 2014 by Louise Livingstone

Two hundred and fifty grade seven and eight students helped the Local Wood Initiative team by brainswarming the benetits of living with trees at the  BAFIA Forestry Day a t Joy Bible Camp on May 28, 2014. Each student wrote down what they thought were the benefits of trees and forests to them, uses of wood and jobs they coud think of related to forestry and wood. Together they came up with great lists.

Jessica Kaknevicius of Forests Ontario did a similar project when she asked girl guides in Toronto what they loved about trees. They said trees helps them breath, provides shade, are beautiful, gives us nature and stuff, provides maple syrup, fruit, beauty and are good for climbing.


Benefits of Trees and Forests

Wood display at Hastings County Farm Show and Plowing Match

July 5, 2014 by Louise Livingstone

The Hastings Stewardship Council, along with the Local Wood Initiative, will have a space at the Hastings County Plowing Match and Farm Show  where we will be showcasing many different uses of local wood, from lumber to furniture, to local sawmill products and services, plus we will have an interactive display for kids. Hope to see you there!

Event Date and Time: 
August 20, 2014 - 09:00 - August 21, 2014 - 16:00


Forestell Hay Farm
809 Salem Road
Stirling Rawdon, ON K0K 3E0

Haliburton Forest Day Tour

July 5, 2014 by Louise Livingstone

As part of a lead up to the 25th Annual Trenton Woodlot Conference, we will be having a day-long guided tour of the world famous Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve. The bus leaves from Madoc in the morning and returns in the evening. The cost is $90 per person and includes a buffet lunch. To book your seat please call Matt Caruana, (613) 391-9034 or info [at] hastingsstewardship [dot] ca

Event Date and Time: 
October 29, 2014 - 07:00 - 22:00

Forestry Day

June 30, 2014 by Louise Livingstone

Over 250 students took part in Forestry Day at Joy Bible Camp on May 29.

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Colleen Drew Baehre is a teacher who matters

June 29, 2014 by Louise Livingstone

Colleen Drew Baehre is a teacher who matters. In 2012 she was honoured by TVO for her work with the North Hastings Environmentlal Research and Development Studies (NERDS) program at North Hastings Secondary School, Bancroft.

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