loading
  • BIG NEWS: The Provincial Land Use Advisory Panel has released recommendations on the Greenbelt Plan!

    Find out what they said, why it's important, and how to get involved!

    READ MORE

RED TAPE A BARRIER TO FARMERS GROWING THEIR BUSINESS

0001.png

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 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.

Share

GREENBELT SIGN COMMEMORATES MOUNT NEMO

nemo-shot.png

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

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.

Share

Hamilton Hidden Treasure: The Dundas Valley

Dundas Valley Creek

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.

 

Share

Farming in Ontario's Greenbelt: Possibility Grows Here

Nr1_Farming_in_Ontario.jpg

pdf-icon.png Farming in Ontario's Greenbelt: Possibility Grows Here – 1MB

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.

Share

World Crops: What’s in Store for Us

linksoben1.png

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.

Share

What do the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Greenbelt have in Common?

2013-02-23_8th_anniversary_markham_67.jpg

I am a sports fan and have been for most of my life. The athleticism, team work, spectacle, and peak performance are a great thrill. Growing up in Germany, soccer was king. Now it’s hockey.

Share

Local Food Challenge Grantee Celebrates Local from the Ground Up

Bild1.png

For the past 4 years, the U of T food services has commandeered Willcocks Commons and showcased the best of fresh Ontario food at its Field to Fork Festival. This year was extra special, because the event also celebrated the launch of the UeaT Take the Local Food Challenge initiative, whereby students sign up and pledge to buy, eat, and request local food on campus, and off. 

Share

VQA Wine in My House is Sometimes Called "Mommy Juice"

oben.jpg

On Wednesday, September 18, a group of us drove out to the 30th Annual Grape Growers of Ontario celebrity luncheon, an event we have supported since 2006. This year’s luncheon featuredbest known for his hit TV shows on home do-it-yourself such as House of Bryan and Disaster DIY.

Share

Halton—A Greenbelt Paradise

email-pic_1.jpg

Oakville, Burlington, and Milton—all great places to live and raise a family. All three of these areas are part of the emergent Halton Region, which now boasts a large area legally protected by Ontario’s Greenbelt. Recently, Milton also became home to one of our offices—located in the old Puslinch Township Hall at Country Heritage Park (the Town Hall building was moved from Puslinch and relocated to the Park as a historical preservation measure).

 

Share

Earthroots Foundation

Ganaraska-sm.pngPreparing for a Successful 2015 Review
$300,000 (2 years)

The scheduled provincial review of the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Act in 2015, presents an opportunity to celebrate the Moraine’s importance as the “rainbarrel” and source of clean drinking water for eight million residents in southern Ontario. A coalition of environmental organizations including Earthroots, Ecospark, Ontario Nature, and STORM, will also engage the public and key stakeholders to assess the Act’s impact and opportunities to strengthen protection, particularly in conserving groundwater resources and curbing the practice of burying of contaminated fill in the Moraine.

Share