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  • "Imagine my surprise on moving to Toronto to find that the city not only contains a giant ravine system—our equivalent to the canals of Venice—but that the rivers running through it also contain fish; quite a lot of them."

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  • "Truth be told, I really like riding my bike. I like it so much that I have spent nearly a cumulative year of my life on cycling holidays, and in the first week of May I had the pleasure of adding one more feather to my cycling cap."

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  • Support local producers, get outside, and get yourself Greenbelt-grown tree!

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INNOVATIVE PROJECT CONNECTS RURAL LANDOWNERS THROUGH ONLINE COMMUNITY

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October 31, 2013 

 

INNOVATIVE PROJECT CONNECTS RURAL LANDOWNERS THROUGH ONLINE COMMUNITY

Credit Valley Conservation Builds Networking Site to Increase Awareness of Environmental Stewardship

The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation has awarded a $30,000 grant to Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) to create the Countryside Stewardship Network. Launching in the summer of 2014, this interactive online tool will facilitate dialogue among rural landowners, leading to greater environmental stewardship in the Credit River Watershed.

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St Michael’s Hospital Provides a "Market" for Local Food

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When you think of a farmers’ market you might picture a mix of tents and tables in the centre of town, with farmers busy setting up their stalls in the predawn hours of a Saturday morning. Or perhaps you might envision a big historical building like Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market, filled with vendors who have been there for years.

But what if you could buy fresh, local Ontario food at the hospital?

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Toronto Botanical Garden

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The projects showcases new world vegetables varieties being tested by Niagara’s Vineland Research and Innovation Centre and commercially grown by Greenbelt farmers. An edible garden featuring okra, Chinese long eggplant, yard long beans, Jamaican callalo and other vegetables will be on display. Visitors are given seed packets to try the new crops at home.

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Take a Tour of Country Heritage Park

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Next time you go to Milton, check out Country Heritage Park. It’s just a couple of kilometers west of the Highway 25 exit along the 401.

The Country Heritage Park, formerly the Ontario Agricultural Museum, is home to many important historical artifacts that represent Ontario’s rural history including the country’s largest collection of tractors. Each year, they host the Antique Tractor and Toy show; this past show included a 1930s David Brown tractor, which was a hit for tractor enthusiasts!

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The Local Food Act: Finally Getting Off the Ground

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The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation has been supporting the viability of our farms by increasing market access and economic opportunities for our farmers. We believe the proposed Local Food Act is sound policy and that’s why similar legislation is sprouting up all over the world. So we’re pleased that the Tories and Liberals have agreed to fast-track the legislation at Queen’s Park.

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RED TAPE A BARRIER TO FARMERS GROWING THEIR BUSINESS

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 October 10, 2013

RED TAPE A BARRIER TO FARMERS GROWING THEIR BUSINESS

Greenbelt Foundation Looks to Address Barriers, Strengthen Farm Viability With Latest Study

Today the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation released a study on the challenges and opportunities of farming as part of the Foundation’s commitment to strengthening farm viability and increasing market access.

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GREENBELT SIGN COMMEMORATES MOUNT NEMO

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October 10, 2013 

GREENBELT SIGN COMMEMORATES MOUNT NEMO 

New Interpretive Sign Celebrates Great Nature Close to Home 

A new interpretive sign is being installed at Mount Nemo Conservation Area celebrating this gem of the Niagara Escarpment. Created by the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation in partnership with Conservation Halton, the sign highlights the stunning natural beauty and productive farmland of Ontario’s Greenbelt and the Niagara Escarpment at Mount Nemo.

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Hamilton Hidden Treasure: The Dundas Valley

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Quick. When you think of Hamilton what comes to mind?

For most people it's steel mills, pollution, and industry. The Burlington Skyway has forever branded Hamilton in a one dimensional way.

 

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Farming in Ontario's Greenbelt: Possibility Grows Here

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Co-authoured by professor Wayne Caldwell, of the University of Guelph, and recognized expert on agricultural and rural planning issues, Farming in Ontario’s Greenbelt: Possibility Grows Here, provides recommendations to ensure economic prosperity and viability of farming in Ontario.

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World Crops: What’s in Store for Us

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Yesterday, I went to the grocery store to stock up on the essentials for the week. I’ve always enjoyed perusing the aisles of my local grocery store, letting my mind wander while shopping on autopilot. This last time however, as I stood in front of the egg cooler, I found myself paying attention.

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