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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. 

Bancroft Forestry Day 2015

July 23, 2015 by Louise Livingstone

BAFIA, Bancroft Area Forest Industry Association  hosted the third Bancroft Forestry Day for Grade 7 and 8 students at O'Hara Mill Homestead, Madoc in May 3015. Over 300 student learned about sustainable forest management, the importance of forests and the role trees play in mitigating climate change. The Ontario Trillium Foundation made the event possible.

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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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5th Annual Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference

June 29, 2015 by Louise Livingstone

The Cities of Quinte West and Belleville are pleased to announce they will be presenting 5th annual Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference, in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs. This year's conference will be held at the Travelodge in Belleville on November 4th & 5th. 

The theme of this year's conference is Creativity + Collaboration = Action, and will celebrate the creativity of local food businesses, organizations and supporters of local food as they work together to build a thriving sustainable local food system in Eastern Ontario. The conference will provide opportunities for information sharing, learning from success stories and gathering info on innovative local food businesses, projects and best practices, and will also feature a Local Food Tour, with various stops to illustrate recent successes in the agriculture and culinary sectors. 

Keep watching, follow @eolocalfood on Twitter, and like East Ont Local Food to keep up to date on the latest conference details.

Event Date and Time: 
November 5, 2015 - 12:00 - November 6, 2015 - 16:00


11 Bay Bridge Road
Belleville, ON K8P3P6
44° 9' 25.7004" N, 77° 23' 18.276" W

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
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