Since 2008, FoodShare’s Great Big Crunch has been making noise in classrooms across the province. It is a day of local food education in the classroom ending with the distribution of healthy and delicious local apples and a synchronized ‘Great Big’ classroom ‘Crunch'.
This funding is approved to support the Big Map Project: Ontario’s Greenspaces. The map will be showcased at this year’s Green Living Show, held in April 12th -14th. The fund goes towards production of the map, printing costs, and any costs associated with acquiring a booth at the Green Living Show.
New report released on expanding Ontario’s Greenbelt through urban river valleys
February 28, 2013
In honour of the Greenbelt’s eighth birthday, the Ontario Greenbelt Alliance has released a report titled, Good Things Are Growing in Ontario: Expanding Ontario’s Greenbelt Through Urban River Valleys.
The Beamsville Bench Winery Association will develop and launch a low-impact trail for residents and visitors to access seven (7) working vineyards in the heart of Niagara’s Greenbelt and reinforce the importance of viticulture and the value of the Greenbelt.
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February 28th, 2013
The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation Celebrates the Greenbelt’s Anniversary
Today is Greenbelt Day, marking the 8th anniversary of the Greenbelt. Since 2005, Ontario’s Greenbelt has evolved from an idea into a thriving, vibrant, globally recognized swath of land.
The idea of preserving undeveloped land around an urban center is not new. Ebenezer Howard, the famous creator of the English Garden City in Great Britain, invented the idea of open space for agriculture and food-based gardening near urban centers in the nineteenth century (see picture of garden city Chatham Village, Pittsburgh). Even today this is one central goal of greenbelts around the world.
This year, we celebrate the Greenbelt turning eight with a skate. Foundation staff are visiting skating rinks in the Greenbelt communities of Markham, Toronto, and Hamilton. At the rinks, we share the Greenbelt spirit with hot apple cider from Geissberger Farmhouse and Spirit Tree Estate Cidery, local seeds from Richters Herbs, and some Greenbelt swag.
In 2015, Ontario’s Greenbelt turns ten. This anniversary triggers a formal review by the Provincial government.
Our Greenbelt is the largest and most robust in the world, permanently protecting an extensive area of productive farmland and vital natural features that provide food, clean air and clean water. Here at home, it is viewed as a watershed land-use policy that is turning the tide on sprawl and sustaining a high quality of life for residents in the rapidly urbanizing Toronto region
Every Family Day long weekend, the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum hosts Hamilton’s KidsFest, the country’s largest ‘bouncy castle’ playground. With more than 15 different indoor amusements that will have your kids jumping for joy, this is a great family outing for the middle of winter when you are looking to stay out of the cold. Along with my niece, nephew and mother, I explored the museum, the planes and KidsFest – admission gets you access to all three!