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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. 

Trees Ontario workshop, Ivanhoe

October 30, 2014 by Louise Livingstone

Interested in growing a healthy forest on your idle land? Learn about your options, including information on available subsidies by attending our free landowner workshop.

Our workshop will offer information on forest management and stewardship, tree planting subsidies and other financial incentives for establishing and managing your forests.

Presentations by forestry experts will include a variety of topics, such as:

  • 50 Million Tree Program
  • Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program
  • Windbreaks for working farms
  • Tools for managing your new trees
  • Invasive species
  • Shoreline planting for improved water quality

Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited and pre-registration is encouraged.

Guest speakers: Northumberland Tree Planting Group and Mark Pedersen

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Event Date and Time: 
November 26, 2014 - 19:00 - 21:00

Location

Huntingdon Veterans Community Hall, Ivanhoe, ON K0K 2J0
Canada

Trees Ontario workshop, Trenton

October 30, 2014 by Louise Livingstone

Interested in growing a healthy forest on your idle land? Learn about your options, including information on available subsidies by attending our free landowner workshop.

Our workshop will offer information on forest management and stewardship, tree planting subsidies and other financial incentives for establishing and managing your forests.

Presentations by forestry experts will include a variety of topics, such as:

  • 50 Million Tree Program
  • Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program
  • Windbreaks for working farms
  • Tools for managing your new trees
  • Invasive species
  • Shoreline planting for improved water quality

Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited and pre-registration is encouraged.

Guest Speakers: Northumberland Tree Planting Group, Mark Pedersen, and Andy Margetson Tree Planting

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Event Date and Time: 
November 27, 2014 - 19:00 - 21:00

Location

Knights of Columbus Hall
57 Stella Crescent
Trenton, ON K8V 1W6
Canada
44° 6' 35.9712" N, 77° 33' 55.836" W

Heart of Hastings Christmas Tour

October 24, 2014 by Louise Livingstone

Christmas is taken care of if you shop local. The dollars you spend locally have three times the impac t on your community as the dollars spent in national chains. When you shop locally you create jobs, fund more services, invest in neighbourhood improvement and promote community development.  Seventeen local business and organzations are on the tour including antiques,  'make from scratch' baking, gifts, cheeses, baskets, jams and jellies and much more.

You are invited to join everyone on the weekends of November 7,8,9 and 13, 14 and 15.

Visit Facebook Heart of Hastings Tour.

Event Date and Time: 
November 6, 2014 - 09:00 - November 9, 2014 - 17:00
November 14, 2014 - 09:00 - November 16, 2014 - 17:00

Fibre Arts Sale Belleville Weavers and Spinner Guild

October 24, 2014 by Louise Livingstone

This year's annual Fibre Arts sale is at the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre. It is a wonderful showcase of the creativity of local fibre artists and your oportunity to purchase unique items.

Event Date and Time: 
October 24, 2014 - 16:00 - 21:00
October 25, 2014 - 10:00 - 17:00
October 26, 2014 - 11:00 - 15:00

Location

Quine Sports and Wellness Centre
265 Cannifton Road
Belleville, ON K8N 4V8
Canada
44° 11' 17.7216" N, 77° 22' 55.0812" W

Pollinator Day in Peterborough County

October 21, 2014 by Louise Livingstone

Biologist Susan Chan and Farms at Work offereing this full day workshop on adopting conservation strategies to help out native polinators.

Event Date and Time: 
November 1, 2014 - 09:00 - 16:00

Ontario Natural Building Tour

October 3, 2014 by Louise Livingstone

An opportunity to look at many natural buildings across Ontario. www.naturalbuildingcoalition.ca

Event Date and Time: 
October 5, 2014 - 10:00 - 16:00

Our Backyard Feast From The Farm

October 1, 2014 by Louise Livingstone

Harvest Hastings members helped make Tweed's Backyard Feast From the Farm on September 28 a great success. The venue and the weather were perfect and the local food delicious.

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Amazing Graze Open House

September 24, 2014 by Louise Livingstone

Join us and our friends as we celebrate our 6th Canadian Alpaca Farm Days and our 10th year on the farm.  Find out what makes alpacas so wonderful.  Bring your camera and your questions.Learn about our alpacas and what we do with their fibre. Browse our excellent selection of 100% Canadian alpaca products.  Live fibre demonstrations will be happening throughout the weekend. Express your creativity or enjoy someone else's.Contact:  Marj. BradyPhone: (613) 395-6406Address: 127 Sine Road, R.R.#1 Stirling, ON K0K 3E0

Email: marj [at] AmazingGrazeAlpacas [dot] caWebsite: www.AmazingGrazeAlpacas.ca

Event Date and Time: 
September 27, 2014 - 10:00 - 16:00
September 28, 2014 - 10:00 - 16:00
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