FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 21st, 2015
Greening Niagara's Sunday Blossom Tour
Lovers of Niagara-grown peaches, pears, and other delicious tender fruit will soon have their chance to explore and learn more about the orchards from where their bountiful harvests of fruit comes from each summer.
Greening Niagara, a Niagara based non-profit focused on environmental education and community projects, is organizing a Blossom Sunday Tour on May10th – an event which will bring local residents and tourists together to witness the blooming of fruit trees, flowering plants and wildflowers, budding woodlands, and productive farms. Blossom Sunday’s were once popular events throughout Niagara, and traditionally held two weeks before Mother’s Day. Greening Niagara believes this tour will stir a new public interest in learning about the prime farmland and fruit growing in the area.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, the Blossom Sunday Tour will give attendees the opportunity to visit Greenbelt orchards in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Pelham, and Lincoln and learn about the importance of Niagara’s vibrant agricultural community.
Every two weeks following the Blossom Sunday Tour, Greening Niagara will be organizing guided walks throughout Niagara’s Greenbelt to highlight the value of protecting local biodiversity, the unique geologic landforms, and the issue of urban encroachment into rural areas. The first of these walks will coincide with Jane’s Walks throughout the world – a series of community-led walks inspired by author and journalist, Jane Jacobs.
The Blossom Sunday Tour will also feature a locally crafted lunch, and the weekend walks will include snacks and treats made with Niagara-grown ingredients.
Blossom Sunday Tour - May 10 - 10:00am to 2:00pm. Tickets are $30. Greening Niagara members get 15% off ticket price.
Jane’s Walk - May 3 - 10:00am to 11:30am. FREE.
Wildflowers in Louth - May 17 - 10:00am to 11:30am. FREE.
Harmony in the Forest Walk - May 31 - 10:00am to 11:30am. FREE.
Carpooling is Available for the walks but individuals must contact the office ahead of time
Those interested in attending the Sunday Blossom Tour, or participating in a guided hike, visit Greening Niagara’s website - http://www.greeningniagara.ca/ or call (289) 434-0474.