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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. 

Know your farmer: Beate Heissler at Natural Themes Native Plant Nursery

August 10, 2014 by Louise Livingstone

Beate Heissler has created Natural Themes, Native Plant Nursery at her home in Frankford. She invites you to garden using native plants, attract wildlife to your garden and work with nature rather than against it. The Heisslers grow vegetables organically along with the native trees, shrubs and flowering plants. Look for Heissler Navrot Farms. Look at Natural Themes, Native Plant Nursery to find out more.

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Integrating Livestock into Your Farm: farm tour

August 9, 2014 by Louise Livingstone

Ecological Farmers of Ontario

There are any number of reasons, and ways to integrate livestock onto the farm. This tour will explore some possibilities, as well as give you a chance to learn from an experienced farmer willing to share knowledge and expertise.Wiseacres is an organic farm producing organic beef, pork, and poultry, as well as vegetables. Read more about the farm here

Register for the Livestock Tour!

Event Date and Time: 
August 14, 2014 - 13:00 - 16:00

Chadwick Barn Opening

August 8, 2014 by Louise Livingstone

Rob and Jillian Chadwick of 696 Belleville Road, Deseronto, are hosting an open house. They invite people to come and see  their new free stall dairy barn designed for 75 cows with milking parlour and calving pens. They have a large, solar power system on the barn roof, which will be in operation by December, 2014. 

For more information rncfarms [at] gmail [dot] com

Event Date and Time: 
August 23, 2014 - 10:30 - 15:00
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