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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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  • "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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  • "A field guide is a well-known tool, a book, used to help identify things in the environment that may appear similar, but in actuality are quite diverse."

    -- Jenny Chan

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More Holiday Gift Ideas from the Greenbelt

Check out some more highlights from our Greenbelt Holiday Gift Guide (click the link for the full list and more photos.)

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Ontario Leathers from Hide In Hand

Stay toasty and stylish from hand to toe this winter with leather goods from Ontario. Hides in Hands handstitches gloves, moccasins, hobo bags and fur hats with leather procured from hunters across the Greenbelt and Ontario. Visit www.hidesinhand.com for more beautiful products.

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Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation November Newsletter

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In This Issue: Gifts from the Greenbelt, The Ontariofresh.ca Buy Local Challenge, 2011 Environics Poll: We All Love the Greenbelt, BPS Fund Quarterly Meeting Review, Food and Wine Expo, Rouge Park Guided Walks, Palaeo-Eskimos Exhibit at the Scugog Shores Museum

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Brushing with Bottled Water

In October I took a trip to India and came back with a renewed sense of passion for what I do and why I do it. I had the time of my life; expanding my horizons with new experiences, meeting new friends, spending quality time with my family and watching my only sister say “I do” in an enchanting traditional Hindu ceremony. Needless to say, I look forward to going back. 

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Ontariofresh Buy Local Challenge

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The goal of this Challenge is to put more fresh, Ontario food on the plates of institutions across the Province.

We have been working hard getting Ontariofresh.ca ready to help you access many of Ontario’s outstanding farmers and producers, and their amazing products. We are eager to see how your cafeteria or food service integrates and promotes fresh local food into your menu. 

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Holiday Gift Ideas From the Greenbelt

The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation has assembled a list of our favourite holiday gifts that represent and support the Greenbelt’s agriculture and environmental integrity.

You can view our entire list of goodies on our website, but here are a few we'd like to highlight:

 

FoodShare

Play a role in Ontario’s Greenbelt by making sure there is fresh healthy food for everyone. By placing a donation to FoodShare in the name of a friend or family member, you are ensuring many FoodShare projects are able to continue contributing to many communities. Most FoodShare programs are completely community service, such as teaching how to make homemade baby food, supporting community gardens and kitchens and operating the FoodLink Hotline. www.foodshare.net

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The Greenbelt in The Contact, Toronto's Punjabi Weekly - November 7th 2011

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"Ontarian's cherish their Greenbelt: Just ask them"

As printed in The Contact, the Toronto edition of Ajit Weekly which is the world's largest Punjabi newspaper.

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One Thing Ontario Voters Agree on …

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Please see the 2011 Greenbelt polling results attached below.

The Greenbelt Delivers Important Contributions for the Future

- New Poll Reveals Greenbelt Support Independent of Political Affiliation -

(Toronto, Ontario) – Now in its sixth year, support for Ontario’s Greenbelt remains strong according to a recent poll conducted by Environics Research Group*.

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Ontario Greenbelt Environics Polling 2011

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pdf-icon.png Ontario Greenbelt Polling 2011 – 3.01 MB

Now in its sixth year, support for Ontario’s Greenbelt remains strong according to a recent poll conducted by Environics Research Group.

"Red, blue or orange, regardless of political preference, the Greenbelt enjoys great loyalty," said Burkhard Mausberg, CEO of the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation.

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2011 Greenbelt Holiday Gift Guide

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From Adventure and Fashion to Feel Good Food: The 2011 Guide to Gifts from the Greenbelt

Tie a ribbon around a gift from the Greenbelt this holiday season. Ontario’s Greenbelt, spanning from Niagara to Northumberland region and north along the Niagara Escarpment, produces a bounty of unique gifts and adventures. 

<--break->The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation has assembled a list of our favourite holiday gifts that represent and support the Greenbelt’s agricultural and environmental integrity. Accompanying photos are available for download below.

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Greenbelt Farmers' Markets featured in the National Post

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Field Trip: A Growers' Market 

October 12th 2011 
National Post
 

We’re Jesse and Melanie, and Field Trip is a series from our blog Crackers which documents our quest to stay out of the supermarket.

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