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Sustainability

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. 

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

Location

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

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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Fibre Arts Day at Farmtown Park

June 24, 2014 by Louise Livingstone

The third annual Fibre Arts Day at Farmtown Park is on Sunday, July 6 for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come and watch these skilled artisans at work. Some of them use fibre produced on their farm. Marj Brady of Amazing Graze Alpaca produces high quality yarn either spun at a mill or by herself on a spinning wheel.  Wendy Pullen of Thistle Dew Farm in Tyendinaga has sheep. The Belleville Spinners and Weavers will be there demstrating a range of crafts.

Plan to spend the whole day and enjoy visiting  all the displays at the museum. Check agheritage.ca

Event Date and Time: 
July 6, 2014 - 10:00 - 17:00

Location

Farmtown Park
437 West Front Street
Stirling, ON K0K 3E0
Canada
44° 17' 38.2416" N, 77° 33' 19.7712" W

Celebrate the first hastkap harvest in Hastings County

June 23, 2014 by Louise Livingstone

James and Audrey Pott invite you to their first harvest of haskap berries on Thurdsay June 27 at 7 p.m.

We're celebrating the introduction of the first harvest ever of haskaps in the county with an eat as much as you want,free of charge on Thursday night. Gathering at the old shack on Hwy 62, just north west of Foxboro Foodland 7.00 o'clock. Bring your kids.
Charge is only for what you take home. Haskaps sell for $1.- per 100 grm.
Nobody has to buy anything.
 
Event Date and Time: 
June 27, 2014 - 19:00 - 21:00

Location

Palliser Downs
98 Frankford Road
Foxboro,, ON K0K 2B0
Canada
44° 14' 34.5588" N, 77° 27' 31.4064" W
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