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Photo – Pilot Project to add 130,000 fruit trees in Niagara!
The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation recently invested $400,000 in Niagara’s tender fruit industry – the largest investment we've made in the last five years into the province’s agricultural sector. Partnering with the Ontario Tender Fruit Growers the pilot project will result in 130,000 new tender fruit trees in Niagara, and is projected to provide an injection of roughly $4 million into Ontario’s economy.

Photo - Crowd at the tender fruit annoucement Cheers to the Greenbelt Fund!

The Greenbelt Fund recently received an infusion of $6 million from the provincial government to continue its work increasing sales of local food, making it more widely available, and building awareness of the variety of foodgrown and produced in Ontario.

This is a big deal, and at the Greenbelt Fund, it’s a celebration.

See our video of the big announcement and read what Burkhard Mausberg, CEO of the Greenbelt Foundation and the Greenbelt Fund, has to say about this milestone achievement.

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Photo - Greenbelt Report on table Newest research looks at successful Greenbelt farms What makes a Greenbelt farm successful?

In truth, a lot of different factors. Our newest report, Greenbelt Farmers: Sowing the Seeds of Success, identifies some of the most important factors by profiling a cross-section of nine successful Greenbelt farms.

Find out what successful and innovative Greenbelt farmers are up to.

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Photo - Tree and wine glass Getting your Greenbelt fix this winter Are you excited for winter in the Greenbelt? You should be!

From ice-wine festivals, to wreath-making workshops, to Christmas on a farm, there are many ways to enjoy the Greenbelt throughout the winter.

See our list on and start planning your winter adventure.

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Photo - Niagara Grapes We won a Environmental Leadership Award! The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation has won an Environmental Leadership Award for our work in the Niagara Region.

The award, presented by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce at the recent 2015 Niagara Business Achievement Awards gala, is a fantastic anniversary present, coming almost a year after the opening of our Niagara Regional office.

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Greenbelt Friends, there's only a few hours left to vote for the People's Choice winner of our Greenbelt 10th Anniversary Photo Contest! Check out our two gorgeous People's Choice galleries "Water and Wildlife" and "Landscape and Agriculture" and vote for your favourtie photo in each. You could win a custom framing of the Greenbelt photo of your choice! Voting period ends tonight at 11:59pm ET!