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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. 

Traditional Finnish Log Home Building Process

December 9, 2013 by Louise Livingstone

This is a fine video showing all the stages of making a Finnish traditional log house. We are gradually adding profiles of all the log home builders in Hastings County.

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2014 Council of the Federation Excellence in Water Stewardship Award

November 15, 2013 by Louise Livingstone

The Premier of Ontario invites nominations for the 

2014 Council of the Federation Excellence in Water Stewardship Award

Nomination deadline: January 15, 2014, 5 p.m.

The Council of the Federation (COF) Excellence in Water Stewardship Award recognizes outstanding achievement, innovative practice and excellence in water stewardship in Canada. 

Who is eligible? An organization that operates or has an existing project or activity within Ontario that aligns with the principles of the COF Water Charter, including:

  • a community or stewardship group
  • a business or institution/school
  • an organization or local government

What is the award?

  • one recipient from each province and territory will receive a certificate and $1,000
  • recipients will be announced on March 17, 2014 at the beginning of Canada Water Week

How to apply: Visit our website for complete instructions.

Who to contact for further information:

Enrico Di Nino416-314-7913enrico [dot] dinino [at] ontario [dot] ca


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