FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MAY 27, 2017
Uxbridge Celebration of the Greenbelt Book Showcases the Success of the World's Largest, Best Protected Greenbelt
Owner-operators of Geissberger Farmhouse Cider join Friends of the Greenbelt CEO and author Burkhard Mausberg at Blue Heron Books to celebrate the Greenbelt Book
UXBRIDGE – Local residents and environmental enthusiasts gathered at Blue Heron Books to celebrate the launch of a new book from Friends of the Greenbelt CEO Burkhard Mausberg about the history and success of Ontario’s Greenbelt. The Greenbelt is a compelling coffeetable book filled with beautiful photography and rich stories from the Greenbelt, published by Barlow Books.
Owner-operators of Geissberger Farmhouse Cider, Gord and Garry Geissberger, joined Burkhard Mausberg to talk about their award-winning mobile cider mill and the potential that agriculture and innovation offer in the Greenbelt.
“Farming and living in the Greenbelt, we’re very proud of the tree-to-glass concept that we’re able to deliver for our ciders,” said the Geissbergers. “We’re thrilled to have the Geissberger Farmhouse Cider story included in the book, and to be a part of the larger story of the Greenbelt.”
The book contains candid interviews with key policymakers who contributed to the creation of the Greenbelt, including former premiers Bill Davis, Mike Harris, and Dalton McGuinty. The Greenbelt also tells the stories of the farmers, activists, and entrepreneurs who made the Greenbelt a success, including Ontario wine pioneer Don Ziraldo, singer-songwriter Sarah Harmer and chef Jamie Kennedy.
“In my 12 years of leading the Greenbelt Foundation, I have met so many engaged, dynamic people who live and work in the Greenbelt. This book is the opportunity to share their stories and celebrate what makes the Greenbelt a success,” said Burkhard Mausberg, Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation CEO and author of The Greenbelt. “It isn’t my book, but belongs to all of the people who have tirelessly led, battled, prevailed, and succeeded in creating our Greenbelt.”
Everyone that appreciates the beauty of Ontario, and especially the allure of its farms and hamlets, waterfalls and caves, fields and trails – and wants to protect these spaces for future generations – will find this book an essential read.
About the Greenbelt:
Ontario’s Greenbelt is the solution for fresh air, clean water, healthy local food, active outdoor recreation, and a thriving economy. At nearly 2 million acres, it’s the world’s largest permanently protected greenbelt, keeping our farmlands, forests, and wetlands safe and sustainable. The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation works to help keep farmers successful, strengthen local economies, and protect natural features. Learn more at: greenbelt.ca.
Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation
Office: (416) 960-0001, ext. 306