Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation announces $1.4 million environmental farm practices grant

October 3, 2006 (Toronto) - The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation announces a $1.4 million grant to help farmers with their costs to improve the environmental practices on their land. This money will be used to clean up water, protect wildlife and reduce pesticides.

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Canada's First Certified Farmers' Market

Greenbelt Farmers and Toronto Residents to Benefit from the First Certified Farmers’ Market in Canada

Greater Toronto, November 22, 2006  – Over one hundred and fifty Greenbelt and GTA farmers are creating Canada’s first certified farmers’ market. Currently, many farmers’ markets include non-farmers who resell produce bought at food terminals. The new certified farmers’ market will be dedicated to real farmers selling locally-grown products and exclude non-farmers reselling imports or produce bought from the Ontario Food Terminal. Toronto is the preferred location to showcase this model farmers’ market.

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Planet In Focus 2006 - An Evening to Honour Sarah Harmer

On Thursday, November 2, 2006, the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation hosted a special evening to honour Sarah Harmer for her leadership in protecting the Greenbelt.Singer Sarah Harmer is inspiring in her new film Escarpment Blues. Delightful and thought-provoking, the film chronicles her “I Love the Escarpment Tour” as she hikes, paddles and sings along the Bruce Trail to stop a quarry expansion near her childhood home at the base of Mount Nemo on the Niagara Escarpment. 

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Greenbelt Report Card 2007

2nd Anniversary Report Card finds Greenbelt still vulnerable

 

ONTARIO GREENBELT ALLIANCE

February 28, 2007 - Toronto, Ontario – The Ontario government gets an overall grade of “B+” for its efforts to protect and promote Ontario’s 1.8 million acre Golden Horseshoe Greenbelt, according to a report card released today by the Ontario Greenbelt Alliance. That’s an improvement over last year’s Greenbelt Grade, a “B.”

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