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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. 

Saving our living dinosaurs

January 4, 2015 by Louise Livingstone

Turtles are among the oldest living creatures on Earth but today seven of Ontario’s eight turtle species are at risk.  Find out how the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre works to heal and protect our living dinosaurs.   Quinte Field Naturalists meeting.

Event Date and Time: 
March 23, 2015 - 19:00 - 21:00

Location

Sill Auditorium
60 Bridge Street East
Belleville, ON K8N 1L7
Canada
44° 9' 52.1028" N, 77° 22' 53.4684" W

Beavers are the most powerful animal in the world

January 4, 2015 by Louise Livingstone

Hastings Stewardship Council Winter Speakers Series

Michael Runtz is one of Canada’s most highly respected naturalists, nature photographers, and natural history authors. A birdwatcher since the age of five, he has lived, breathed and worked with nature all his life. Professionally, Michael has worked as a naturalist in Canada’s national and provincial parks, and has performed numerous biological surveys, including one on the rare Peregrine Falcon. Hastings Stewardship Council Winter Speakers Series. e is going to talk about beavers and the impact they have on their environment.

Entrance $5 includes coffee, tea and cookies.

Event Date and Time: 
January 29, 2015 - 19:00 - 21:30

Location

Huntingdon Veterans Community Hall Ivanhoe, ON K0K 2K0
Canada
44° 23' 52.8" N, 77° 28' 8.4" W

Coyotes in Prince Edward County

January 4, 2015 by Louise Livingstone

Hastings Stewardship Council Winter Speakers Series

Tyler Wheeldon is a PhD candidate at Trent University. His presentation summarizes some preliminary findings from a three-year coyote study conducted in Prince Edward County. This will include discussion of territory sizes, social organization, movements (includes animations), genetics, morphology, survival and reproduction. The presentation will attempt to address the issue of why coyote populations persist despite intensive harvest by humans."

$5.00 entrance fee.

Coffee and cookies provided.

Event Date and Time: 
February 12, 2015 - 19:00 - 21:00

Location

Huntingdon Veterans Community Hall Ivanhoe, ON K0K 2K0
Canada
44° 23' 52.8" N, 77° 28' 8.4" W

Natural Wonders of the Trent Valley

January 4, 2015 by Louise Livingstone

What are they?  Where are they?  Discover these areas off the beaten path with Ewa Bednarczuk, Lower Trent Conservation, Ecology and Stewardship Specialist.  Quinte Field Naturalists meeting.

Event Date and Time: 
February 23, 2015 - 19:00 - 21:00

Location

Sills Auditorium
60 Bridge Street East
Belleville, ON K8N1L7
Canada
44° 9' 52.1028" N, 77° 22' 53.4684" W

Ontario Special Bird Areas

January 4, 2015 by Louise Livingstone

Hastings Stewardship Council Winter Speaker Series

Mike Burrell, Bird Study Canada - Ontario Special Bird Areas and E.Birds.

$5.00 entrance fee includes coffee, tea  and cookies. 

Event Date and Time: 
March 5, 2015 - 19:00 - 21:00

Location

Huntingdon Veterans Community Hall Ivanhoe, ON K0K 2K0
Canada
44° 23' 52.8" N, 77° 28' 8.4" W

A walk on the wet side

January 4, 2015 by Louise Livingstone

The benefits and inhabitants of wetlands will be explored on a virtual hike with Pamela Stagg, Naturalist and radio host of The County, Naturally.  A Quinte Field Naturalists meeting.

Event Date and Time: 
January 26, 2015 - 19:00 - 21:30

Location

Sills Auditorium
60 Bridge Street East Bridge Street United Church
Belleville, ON K8N1L7
Canada
44° 9' 52.1028" N, 77° 22' 53.4684" W

Starting or Growing a Food Business: Evaluating Value Added Food Opportunities

January 1, 2015 by Louise Livingstone

These workshops are for rural business owners interested in adding a new value-added product or service to their business.

Part 1: Exploring Value Added OpportunitiesTuesday, January 20 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pmStirling Public Library – 43 West Front St, Stirling

This workshop will cover four modules:– Generating Ideas– Selecting Your Best Idea– Assessing Your Idea’s Business Potential– Next Steps

Don’t forget part 2 – Market Considerations on Tuesday, February 17 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Stirling Public Library

Registration: Send an email to Registration: Send an email to events [at] smallbusinessctr [dot] com (events [at] smallbusinessctr [dot] com )or call us at 613-961-0590 or call us at 613-961-0590 

Starting or Growing a Food Business?

Market Considerations

February 17th, 2015, 9 am to 3:30 pm

Stirling Fire Hall, 2529 Stirling-Marmora Road, Stirling, Ontario

9:00 am Welcome and Introductions

9:30 am Regional Food Processing Demographics

Shannon Nguyen, Food Safety Advisor, OMAFRA

10:15 am Foodland Trends

Sandra Jones, Foodland Ontario

10:45 am Food Safety 101

John Cannan, Hastings Prince Edward County Health Unit

11:45 am LUNCH

12:30 pm Basic Market Requirements: Labelling & Nutrition

Shannon Nguyen, Food Safety Advisor, OMAFRA

1:30 pm Additional Resource

Ingrid Hepner, Food Processing Specialist Inspector, Canadian Food

Inspection Agency

2:00 pm Resource Forum

3:15 pm. Questions and Wrap-Up

Event Date and Time: 
January 20, 2015 - 09:00 - 16:00
February 17, 2015 - 09:00 - 15:30

Location

Stirling Rawdon Public Library
43 West Front Street
Stirling, ON K0K3E0
Canada
44° 17' 31.1532" N, 77° 33' 51.678" W

Health and Safety Workshops

January 1, 2015 by Louise Livingstone

Health & Safety Workshop

Wednesday, January 5 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pmQuinte Business Development Centre, 284B Wallbridge-Loyalist Rd, Belleville

Monday, January 12 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pmBancroft Chamber of Commerce, 8 Hastings Heritage Way, Bancroft

Wednesday, January 20 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pmMadoc Public Library, 20 Davidson St, Madoc

Thursday, January 22 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pmMulti Purpose Room – Quinte West City Hall 7 Creswell Drive, Quinte West

Every business in Ontario, regardless of type, size or insurance coverage must comply with the Occupational  Health and Safety Act!

A sole proprietor with just a few, or even no employees, must still comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Statistics from the provincial government dispel the myth that serious accidents only happen in large companies. Serious accidents happen at all worksites or all sizes and in all types of industry.

A new regulation, effective July 1, 2014, requires health and safety awareness training for every worker and supervisor under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).

WE ENCOURAGE ALL BUSINESS OWNERS TO ATTEND THIS WORKSHOPTO OBTAIN THE INFORMATION NEEDED TO COMPLY.

Registration: Send an email to events [at] smallbusinessctr [dot] com (events [at] smallbusinessctr [dot] com )or call us at 613-961-0590. There is a small fee for this event of $25.

Event Date and Time: 
January 5, 2015 - 13:00 - 16:00
January 12, 2015 - 13:00
January 20, 2015 - 13:00 - 16:00
January 22, 2015 - 13:00 - 16:00

John Foreman Hand Hewer

December 31, 2014 by Louise Livingstone

John Foreman is an expert hand hewer. He uses three sorts of axe: the chopping axe that cuts deep for felling trees; the scoring axe for preparing the log for the broad axe by scoring a line and making chips; and a broad axe for removing the chips made by the scoring axe and smoothing the log. John builds log homes, sells hand hewn logs, gives demonstrations and runs workshops.

He is a very talented fiddle player. Check handhewing.com

 

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