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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. 

Climate change blues

January 7, 2015 by Louise Livingstone

 Inner transition skills for heart and soul in a climate-changed world with Cheri Lyon

Global warming, species extinction, fossil fuel and economic crises take their emotional/spiritual toll on many levels – fear, grief, melancholy, or even excitement at imagining new futures. Exploring and sharing our responses can cultivate new skills for a more resilient self and community.

Conversations to connect your needs and what Transition Town Peterborough can to do for inner resilience to get us through the “climate change blues”

Cheryl Lyon is a Transition Town Peterborough volunteer, community activist and professional facilitator using group practices that elicit people's gifts and intelligence to identify and act on their own needs. 

Please join us for a lively, interactive experience. $5 or pay what you can, preferably in Kawartha Loons

Pre-registration is requested. 

Contact Patricia 705-876-6873 or patremy [at] bluewin [dot] ch 

The Transition Skills Forum is an all-volunteer initiative of Transition Town Peterborough

relocalize, reskill, resilience. ttpeterborough [at] gmail [dot] com

 

 

Event Date and Time: 
January 13, 2015 - 18:30 - 20:30

Location

Sadlier House
751 George Street North
Peterborough, ON K9H3T2
Canada
44° 19' 1.9524" N, 78° 19' 11.4276" W

Starting or growing a food business

January 6, 2015 by Louise Livingstone

Starting or growing a food business - find out more.

Starting or growing a food business

Quinte Field Naturalists Annual Meeting with Terry Sprague

January 4, 2015 by Louise Livingstone

Quinte Field Naturalists host their annual dinner with speaker Terry Sprague.

Terry Sprague, "Pied Piper of Nature" from Kingston to Cobourg, has enjoyed almost 40 years as a naturalist.  Over his long career he has introduced scores of people to the joys and mysteries of the natural world through weekly newspaper articles, presentations, tours and hikes. 

In 2011, Watershed Magazine selected Terry as one of only ten “Home Town Heroes,” for his passion and dedication to “Nature Stuff”.  Now entertaining thoughts of retirement, Terry will look back on his career and share some of the stories and misadventures he has collected during his years on the trail. 

Location St. Mark’s United Church, 237 Cannifton Road North, Belleville. 

Buffet Dinner (including vegetarian options) 

Tickets $25 per person.  Call Doug Newfield  (613)477-3066

 
Event Date and Time: 
April 27, 2015 - 18:00 - 21:00

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

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

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
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