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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. 

Biochar with Mackenzie Denyes

April 9, 2015 by Louise Livingstone

Mackenzie Denyes describes her research on Biochar with Brian Burt of Burt's Greenhouses, Odessa. She has recently completed her doctoral research at the Royal Military College, Kingston. The event on March 12 in Thurlow was hosted by Harvest Hastings and the Local Wood Initiative with funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Read the Report on the Production and Characterization of Biochar Produced at Burt’s Greenhouses (Odessa, ON) prepared by  Mackenzie Denyes and Darko Matovic, Barbara A. Zeeb, and Allison Rutter from Queens Unversity.

NFU lights, camera, action

April 8, 2015 by Louise Livingstone

Event Date and Time: 
April 13, 2015 - 11:30 - 17:00

Güssing in Austria goes Carbon neutral

April 8, 2015 by Louise Livingstone

Güssing, Austria achieved energy independence by producing its own renewable energy locally, and mandating that all public buildings must be powered by non-fossil fuel energy.

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Growing fruit trees: the basics

April 8, 2015 by Louise Livingstone

Roger Kelly of Kellys Berries will lead a workshop on growing fruit trees. He will cover the following topics: choosing a site: preparing the planting hole; selecting what to plant; planting and early care; care of older trees; basic grafting for the adventureous; the cambium layer the veins and arteries of trees; what is grafting; types of grafts; tools for the job; timing is important; and a recipe for success.

Event Date and Time: 
April 17, 2015 - 19:00 - 21:00


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33011 Hwy 62
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45° 13' 51.2832" N, 77° 56' 18.5568" W
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