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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. 

The Resilient Ones: A Generation Takes on Climate Change

July 13, 2015 by Louise Livingstone

COMING SOON! The Resilient Ones is a feature-length documentary exploring how communities are adapting to climate change in the Adirondack Mountains of Northern NY, seen through the eyes of high school students. 

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Fibre Fest at Farmtown Park

June 29, 2015 by Louise Livingstone

This year's Fibre Fest at Farmtown Park is your chance to meet some of the talented fibre artists in the region, to see them at work and to buy some of their unique, one of a kind, items.

Fibre Fest

Event Date and Time: 
July 12, 2015 - 10:00 - 16:00


Farmtown Park
437 West Front Street
Stirling, ON K0K3E0
44° 17' 30.966" N, 77° 33' 52.452" W

Lyme disease and tree cutting bylaws

May 30, 2015 by Louise Livingstone

Ontario Woodlot Association Quinte Chapter Annual Meeting



Deer Ticks and Lyme Disease

Aptie Sookoo, public health inspector, Hastings Prince Edward District Health Board will describethe current situation, how to avoid getting infectedand what to do if you are bitten by a tick.


What could a Tree Cutting Bylaw in Hastings County mean for you?

James Rogers, forestry conservation officer, will discusshow tree cutting bylaws work in Northumberland County and Haliburton County. He will join us on the afternoon field visit. 

Annual Meeting

Annual report and financial statement
Election of committee members

Afternoon Field Visit

VanDyk Property on Old Hungerford Road.


Provided by A Little Taste of Paradise, Stirling, famous for butter tarts. 

 $10 for members of Ontario Woodlot Association and $15 for non members

Please R.S.V.P by June 16 if you would like lunch and if you need anything special. 

info [at] harvesthastings [dot] ca


For more information call Kevin Durkin (613) 396-6381 of Clifford Maclean(613) 477-1100
Event Date and Time: 
June 20, 2015 - 09:00 - 15:00


Moira Community Hall
29 Carson Road
Moira, ON
44° 21' 42.0012" N, 77° 23' 55.2336" W

Food Handler Training Course

May 12, 2015 by Louise Livingstone

Bancroft Community Transit has made arrangements for a special Food Handler Training Course on May 22 offered by the Hastings & Prince Edward Counties Health Unit.  BCT's new commercial community kitchen, "Roundtable Kitchens", in the Heart of the Park facility in Riverside Park, will require all food handlers to have taken the course.  Please note that the Health Unit will only consider you registered once you pay the $35 fee.  If you require more information please contact the Health Unit directly at (613) 332-4555.  

Whether you are a processor of local food products or a social service providers who will be conducting food training in the new facility, this is a great opportunity to get the certification you will need.  Plans are also  underway to offer future courses that will be of interest to small producers including such things as labelling, nutritional analysis and more.


Event Date and Time: 
May 22, 2015 - 09:00 - 15:30


Hastigns Prince Edward Counties Health Unit
1 Manor Lane
Bancroft, ON K0l1CU

Community Trees Stirling Rawdon

May 12, 2015 by Louise Livingstone

Event Date and Time: 
May 16, 2015 - 09:00 - 11:00


Stirling CN Train Station
122 North Front Street
Stirling, ON K0K3E0
44° 17' 31.1532" N, 77° 33' 51.678" W

Get tick smart

May 9, 2015 by Louise Livingstone

Join us as Public Health Inspector Aptie Sookoo talks about ticks.  Ticks are a reality for people who spend time outdoors, on their property, or at Conservation Areas and other trails.  Some tick bites might result in Lyme Disease.  Find out what you need to know about ticks in our area.

Event Date and Time: 
May 26, 2015 - 19:00 - 20:30


Quinte Conservation
2061 Old Highway 2
Belleville, ON K8N4Z2
44° 8' 53.9232" N, 77° 25' 37.8012" W
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