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Sustainability Resources

Harvest Hastings is about living lightly on the land. Sustainability Resources has sections on land stewardship, tree planting, managing woods and wildlife at  Caring for Land; discussion about Climate Change; you can 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 contact information about local organizations as well as provincial ones.

Check Coming Events to find workshops, agricultural events, community meals and much more. 

Workshop: Importance of trees

March 21, 2016 by Louise Livingstone

Rob Johnson, manager of the Green Legacy Programme talks about the importance of trees and the need to plant trees. He speaks about the disconnect we have with the environment and our food, and the importance of involving children. This spring the Green Legacy Programme in Wellington County will have planting over two million trees. The second video is about the importance of building up the organic matter in agricultural soils and the role of trees can play in agriculture.

He gave this presentation at the 2015 Trenton Woodland Conference  and at the 2016 National Farmers Union Local Northumberland Hastings and Prince Edward Annual Meeting in March.


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Workshop: beech bark disease

March 15, 2016 by Louise Livingstone

Ernie Demuth from the Bancroft Miden Forest Company talks about the problems caused by Beech Bark Disease at the Winter Speakers Series workshop on the threats to and benefits from our forests. 

Beech bark disease

Workshop: wood burning technology

March 13, 2016 by Louise Livingstone

Brad Leonard, Friendly Fires, Kingston spoke about woodburning technology at Hastings Stewardship's Winter Speakers Series. This was part ot the Local Wood Initiative funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. He spoke about wood stoves, chimneys, firewood, burning wood without smoke and fire safety.

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Golden Bough Tree Farm Annual Open House and Sale

March 8, 2016 by Louise Livingstone

Golden Bough Tree Farm has its Annual Sale and Open House on April 30 and May 1 and the End of Season Clearance Sale in the following weekend May 7 and 8.  You can buy bare rooted trees and shrubs. 

Check out the Golden Bough website for more information of the wide range of native and ornamental rees and shrubs for sale. There are nut trees; hazel, hickory, edible chestnut, oak, walnut and chestnut, and fruit trees such as apple, pear, and elderberry.

At the End of Season Sale you can find over sized and left over trees and shrubs. Please note payment is in cash.

Event Date and Time: 
May 7, 2016 - 09:00 - 16:00
May 7, 2016 - 09:00 - May 8, 2016 - 16:00


Golden Bough Tree Farm
900 Napanee Road
Marlbank, ON K0K 2L0
44° 26' 26.7072" N, 77° 4' 45.966" W

Workshop Farm Stewardship Lunch and Learn

February 28, 2016 by Louise Livingstone

This workshop will provide farmers with information about hot topics like climate change, soil retention and nutrient levels, best management practices, and stewardship and technical support programs.  


Event Date and Time: 
March 22, 2016 - 10:30 - 14:30


Thurlow Community Hall
516 Harmony Road
Corbyville, ON K0K1V0
44° 14' 23.3628" N, 77° 23' 29.8284" W
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