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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. 

Amazing Graze Open House

September 24, 2014 by Louise Livingstone

Join us and our friends as we celebrate our 6th Canadian Alpaca Farm Days and our 10th year on the farm.  Find out what makes alpacas so wonderful.  Bring your camera and your questions.Learn about our alpacas and what we do with their fibre. Browse our excellent selection of 100% Canadian alpaca products.  Live fibre demonstrations will be happening throughout the weekend. Express your creativity or enjoy someone else's.Contact:  Marj. BradyPhone: (613) 395-6406Address: 127 Sine Road, R.R.#1 Stirling, ON K0K 3E0

Email: marj [at] AmazingGrazeAlpacas [dot] caWebsite:

Event Date and Time: 
September 27, 2014 - 10:00 - 16:00
September 28, 2014 - 10:00 - 16:00

Join us for the fourth annual Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference

September 18, 2014 by Louise Livingstone

Join us for the fourth annual Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference!

November 24-25, 2014

Four Points by Sheraton, Kingston, ON

 Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Get your message out to hundreds of people who work in local food every day!

For a full agenda, sponsorship information, and to register, please visit

Event Date and Time: 
November 24, 2014 - 09:00 - November 25, 2014 - 16:30


Four Points by Sheraton
285 King St E
Kingston, ON K7L3B1
44° 13' 45.1128" N, 76° 28' 54.8544" W

Purple Onion Festival

September 1, 2014 by Louise Livingstone

The Purple Onion Festival is a celebration of our local community, a more resilient and sustainable one, one that supports our local farmers and locally owned businesses by building relationships with them, by making connections and by living more locally. Such changing lifestyles ultimately result in more local jobs and a lower carbon footprint for our entire community.

Event Date and Time: 
September 21, 2014 - 11:00 - 16:00

Hunters' Information Night

August 28, 2014 by Louise Livingstone

Hunters' Night

Event Date and Time: 
September 11, 2014 - 18:00 - 21:00

Uens Horse Logging

August 27, 2014 by Louise Livingstone

Jim Uens and his son Kenny demostrate horse logging at the Trenton Woodlot Conference, November 2013. The conference each year is organized by the Hastings Stewardship Council and other local stewardship councils.

See video

Students see many benefits from living with trees

August 27, 2014 by Louise Livingstone

Two hundred and fifty grade seven and eight students helped the Local Wood Initiative team by brainswarming the benetits of living with trees at the  BAFIA Forestry Day a t Joy Bible Camp on May 28, 2014. Each student wrote down what they thought were the benefits of trees and forests to them, uses of wood and jobs they coud think of related to forestry and wood. Together they came up with great lists.

Jessica Kaknevicius of Forests Ontario did a similar project when she asked girl guides in Toronto what they loved about trees. They said trees helps them breath, provides shade, are beautiful, gives us nature and stuff, provides maple syrup, fruit, beauty and are good for climbing.


Benefits of Trees and Forests
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