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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. 

Peter Neave ran a caring for the soil workshop

April 11, 2014 by Louise Livingstone

Peter Neave is digging a soil pit for the  Farmer to farmer workshop on caring for the soil on April 10, 2014 at the Moira Hall.  Watching him work are (left to right) Matt Caruana Hastings Stewardship coordinator, Tim Gray, Trees Ontario, Dale Ketcheson owner of the field and Steve Tubb. Louise Livingstone photo 

You can download Peter Neave's presentation.

Country Living 101

April 11, 2014 by Louise Livingstone

Event Date and Time: 
April 23, 2014 - 19:00 - 21:30

Quinte Field Naturalists Annual Fundraising Dinner

April 11, 2014 by Louise Livingstone

After a career working in an urban world of business, Cliff Maclean and his wife Heather, retired to 113 hectares along the Moira River.  As they discovered the immense beauty and diversity of their new home, they evolved from mere property owners to stewards of the land; from a casual interest in their surroundings to concerned conservationists.  Come hear their amusing and inspiring story of transformation.

Buffet Dinner with Vegetarian Options

St. Mark's United Church, Belleville (new venue!)

$25 per person

Call for tickets: (613) 477-3066 (by April 21)

Event Date and Time: 
April 28, 2014 - 19:00 - 21:00


St Marks Church
237 Cannifton Rd N
Belleville, ON K8N4V8
44° 12' 24.2928" N, 77° 23' 31.0272" W

Learn about caring for the soil workshop

March 31, 2014 by Louise Livingstone

Most of us go through life without thinking about soils in general let alone about the soil beneath our feet. Top soil is arguably the most precious natural resources we have. All life is dependent on the thin layer of top soil that covers the earth. Harvest Hastings has invited Peter Neave a soil scientist, who works with Forests Ontario, to run a workshop on caring for the soil. It is at the Moira Community Hall on Thursday, April 10, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Peter Neave will lead  an indoor, hands-on,  session and an outdoor session providing the weather co-operates. He will talk about the basics of soil, soil fertility, the value of soil tests, improving your soils, managing weeds and rotating crops. It is a good workshop to attend  whether you are a farmer or a gardener.

Quinte Pigeon, Pet and Poultry Auction

March 26, 2014 by Louise Livingstone

Pigeon Pet and Poultry

Event Date and Time: 
April 5, 2014 - 09:30 - 16:00
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