• 20 Greenbelt Photos are on display at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.

    See the 20 winning photos of our 10th Anniversary photo contest!

  • Find your Greenbelt Christmas Tree!

    See our list of Christmas tree farms on Greenbeltfresh.ca, get outside and support local producers!


Students Connect Ravine Biology and Urban Development with Paint

Susan and I joined the student artists at Bruce Junior Public School along with artist Katherine Laco, Ranger Aidan, and Helen Mills.

The health of Toronto's urban environment is inextricably connected to its surrounding landscape. About forty significant rivers and streams flow south from their headwaters in the Oak Ridges Moraine, serving as wildlife corridors for plants and animals. I like to think of these river corridors as the arteries of the landscape, providing fresh air and clean water, and pumping life into every corner of the Greenbelt.


Durham – An amazing part of the Greenbelt

Agriculture in Durham region.

The natural landscape of Durham invites you to explore the spectacular lake views and walk in its beautiful conservation areas. Whether the Ganaraska Forest or the Rouge Park, you are surrounded by nature that invites you to enjoy the outdoors. But Durham is more than just a spectacular landscape.  


Job Posting: Research and Policy Assistant

Ontario’s Greenbelt is an area of permanently protected green space, farmland and vibrant communities. It surrounds the Golden Horseshoe, and is vital to the quality of life in southern Ontario. The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation is a charitable organization, focused on supporting activities that preserve and enhance the agricultural, rural and environmental integrity of Ontario’s Greenbelt.


Greenbelt Grows into Niagara! Job Opening: Director for the Niagara Office

Seeking a Director for Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation office in Niagara.

Ontario’s Greenbelt is the solution for clean air, fresh water and healthy local food.  At 1.8 million acres, it is the world’s largest greenbelt preserving productive farmland, forests, and wetlands from urban development.

The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation is an independent, charitable organization dedicated to promoting and sustaining Ontario’s Greenbelt. The Foundation supports work to protect and restore our natural environment, strengthen the agricultural sector, and create a pattern of urban settlement that supports the Greenbelt.


Market Bucks: A Short Briefer

Friends of the Greenbelt Market Bucks
One of our own market bucks! Buk buk buk buk...

I always anticipate the arrival of spring since I cannot wait for farmers’ markets to open. I love exploring what farmers’ markets have to offer and then cooking with fresh, local ingredients. Farmers’ markets provide an opportunity to enjoy the bounty of the region and to get to know the people who grow our food. They are also a way to support the local economy and to reduce the carbon footprint of our food by reducing the distance it has to travel. And the best news is that more and more farmers’ markets are cropping up, which makes it easier for us to buy local food even closer to home. 


Ontario Farmers’ Markets Celebrate Buying Local with Free Market Bucks


June 2, 2014


Ontario Farmers’ Markets Celebrate Buying Local with Free Market Bucks

TD and the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation
Support Ontario Markets

With the support of $25,000 from TD Bank Group, the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation will help connect TD’s loyal customers with their neighbourhood farmers’ market by giving away free Market Bucks to purchase fresh, local food for their family. Each Market Buck is redeemable for $5 worth of merchandise at select local markets.


May 2014 Newsletter

May 2014 Newsletter

Greenbelt Harvest Picnic (woo!), cycling our calves off, and a big thank you to the leaders in our conservation authorities.

This month's newsletter features:

  • Greenbelt Harvest Picnic Early Bird Tickets
  • Cycling the Greenbelt Route
  • Greenbelt Walks the Humber and Paddles the Don
  • Thank You To Our CA Leaders
  • And more... !

Cycling the Greenbelt Route

Kevin on his bike.

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.



Wednesday, May 28, 2014 


TORONTO, Ont. – Celebrate Ontario’s inaugural Local Food Week at the Brewers Plate on Wednesday, June 4, an indulgent evening featuring unlimited sampling of a menu inspired by partnerships between renowned local food chefs and Ontario Craft Brewers. Now in its seventh year, this charitable event has been established as a memorable toast and thank you to the province’s brewers and farmers.


What's in a Label?

What's in a Label? cover image

Recently, the Greenbelt Farmers' Market Network got together to publish a guide on food labelling. The result is an informative print brochure that breaks down all the language that typically floods food talk.