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.
Greenbelt Farmers' Market Network 2016
$73,082 (1 year)
The Greenbelt Farmers' Market Network will continue to make it easier for Ontarians to buy locally grown food, by supporting innovation among market vendors and increasing sales and attendance through loyalty programs and other measures.
Municipal Natural Capital Project
Smart Prosperity Institute
$80,000 (18 months)
Smart Prosperity Institute will pilot natural capital accounting in two Greenbelt municipalities, with the goal of 'mainstreaming' decisions to protect and invest in natural capital.
Georgina Harvest Dinner 2016
Town of Georgina
$2,000 (1 year)
The Georgina Harvest Dinner is an annual celebration of Greenbelt-grown produce, and the farmers that provide us with our food.
Travel Gay Canada
$20,125 (1 year)
Travel Gay Canada will build on recent efforts to promote the Greenbelt as a tourism destination for the LGBTQ community, through building relationships with tourism providers, hosting workships and offering inclusiveness training to Greenbelt tourism operators.
Covering the Greenbelt 2015
$5,000 (1 year)
Alternatives Journal will cover Greenbelt issues during the Coordinated Land Use Planning Review.
The project pilots the use of Market Bucks, or "coupons" as an advertising tool to attract new customers to farmers’ markets. Partnerships between farmers' markets and local, community businesses will raise program funds and distribute the Bucks.
A new market exists for Greenbelt farmers to grow ethno-cultural vegetables. Vineland is continuing with its efforts to launch this market by conducting research and training farmers in crop production, completing a market analysis, and developing partnerships with retailers. Activities in year two scale up commercial production, develop opportunities to test crops in the marketplace, and increase education and outreach activities to the larger farm community.
The Beamsville Bench Winery Association will develop and launch a low-impact trail for residents and visitors to access seven (7) working vineyards in the heart of Niagara’s Greenbelt and reinforce the importance of viticulture and the value of the Greenbelt.Read more
The project connects visitors and residents to Ontario's Greenbelt through a continuous 600km cycling route that traverses seven Greenbelt regions from Northumberland to Niagara. The Route is intended for recreational cyclists and will encourage exploration of Greenbelt attractions, including nature, farms and rural towns. Partnerships with municipalities will ensure permanent maintenance, signage and marketing of the route. Other partnerships include local tourism operators and accommodation and restaurant spots through the Welcome Cyclist Network. The project has economic outcomes, as was demonstrated in 2007 when 1.5 million Canadian visitors spent $303 million on cycle tourism in Ontario.