Engaging stakeholders in the ecological/organic agriculture sector in Greenbelt Expansion Consultations
Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario
$8,080 (three months)
The Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario (EFAO), in partnership with the Organic Council of Ontario (OCO), will engage the ecological/organic farming community in the provincial consultations to expand the Greenbelt and protect water systems. Together the organizations have a combined membership of 1,280 farmers across Ontario and 500 in the Greater Golden Horseshoe. The partners will support and facilitate understanding of the issues among farmers and facilitate their attendance at Open Houses; and, individual submissions.
Greenbelt Farmers' Market Network 2017
$30,000 (1 year)
This project continues to support the Greenbelt Farmers' Market Network to expand, innovate, and provide professional development to market managers.
Celebrating the “Greenbelting” of Toronto’s Urban River Valleys
Toronto Environmental Alliance
$10,500 (1 year)
This project celebrates the extension of the Greenbelt into three Toronto urban river valleys with three community events and tour guides.
World Crop Learning Gardens 2017
The Stop Community Food Centre
$5,000 (1 year)
This grant will help to purchase and grow seedlings for 20 community gardens showcasing world crops.
2017 Celebrity Luncheon
Grape Growers of Ontario
$15,000 (1 year)
The 2017 Grape Growers of Ontario Celebrity Luncheon features Colonel Chris Hadfield, and showcases locally produced food and wine.
Strengthening the Simcoe Country Greenbelt Coalition
Midhurst Rate Payers' Association
$20,000 (1 year)
This project will build the capacity of the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition to support efforts to educate local residents about water protection and smart growth.
Statement from the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation on the Agricultural System and Natural Heritage System
Today, the Province released the Agricultural System and Natural Heritage System for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH), identifying and protecting prime farmland, agricultural infrastructure, and natural features as our region grows.
Have you been inside a gym lately? Maybe you’ve found it a bit busier than usual, full of people working on their New Year’s resolutions.
If you’re looking to keep an exercise-related resolution, I encourage you to leave the gym and do something a little different – head outdoors! You won’t even have to go that far; here in the GTHA we are lucky to be close to Ontario’s Greenbelt, a fantastic site for many winter sports.
When Henry James recently came across an article about Green Infrastructure and water quality by the Foundation, it struck a chord. The grade 12 student at Crescent School in Toronto had recently conducted his own experiment looking at water quality in his community and believes green infrastructure is the solution.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 16, 2018
WINNERS OF SECOND GREENBELT PHOTO CONTEST ON DISPLAY AT GRIMSBY ART GALLERY
20 Winning Photos showcased at Grimsby Public Art Gallery as last stop on
The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation has partnered with the Professional Photographers of Canada – Ontario, and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection to celebrate the natural beauty of water in the Greenbelt in the second Greenbelt Photography Contest. The winning photos are now touring the Greenbelt, showcasing water in all its forms.