Ontario’s Greenbelt is celebrated at this year’s Royal Fair – where country comes to the city. The largest Greenbelt in the world, it is also a significant agricultural area. Look for facts about the Greenbelt and agriculture in this year’s Royal Show Guide. 85th Royal Agricultural Winter Fair November 2 – 11, 2007 Direct Energy Center, Exhibition Place, Toronto Visit one of the Greenbelt Kiosks located in the horse, food, wine and environmental areas, and enter for a chance to win a Spa Getaway from the Millcroft Inn and Spa – The Definitive Country Retreat. Win two nights accommodation plus dinner for two, one evening, a breakfast buffet both mornings, and $200.00 towards spa services. A stunning aerial view of the historic Millcroft Inn and Spa, a refreshing blend of rural serenity and sophisticated hospitality situated in the rolling countryside of Ontario's Caledon Hills. At the Greenbelt Kiosks you can also pick up a copy of the My Local Greenbelt Guide, and discover the bounty of local food grown in each region of the Greenbelt. The guide lists prized fruit orchards, pick your own berry farms, fine dining and family restaurants, farmers’ markets, stores and many more places that promote the local harvest. You can also get your copy of the Greenbelt Walks brochure with its 1,000 km of trails and Greenbelt buttons. Taste the Greenbelt at the Durham Agricultural Farmers’ Market and learn about environmental farming practices at the model Enviro Farm. See more of the Greenbelt on display at the Agricultural Innovation Centre. Visit the Greater Toronto Conservation Foundation booth that also includes an interactive Greenbelt map for kids and, visit theJourney to Your Good Health special feature. Watch for the video about Ontario’s Greenbelt at the Royal Horse Show and enjoy the largest agricultural fair in Canada.
Fifty-four per cent of Canada’s visible minority population resides in Ontario. This study explores the barriers that exist for ethnic farmers and interested young farmers to work the land, and to develop market opportunities for farmers in the Greenbelt. [The third installment in the Occasional Paper Series presented by the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation.] "Planting the First Seed: Creating Opportunities for Ethnic and Young Farmers in the Greenbelt" by Stew Hilts, Peter Mitchell, Jennifer Asselin and Burkhard Mausberg.Read more