Friday, July 8, 2011

Bus Trip - July 15th

July 15th
9am - 6:30pm 

Bus trip to visit Wild Things Plant Farm, Mapleton Organic Dairy Farm, Floral and Hardy and 2 private gardens in Fergus. 

Wild Things Plant farm is a garden of North American native plants.
http://www.wild-things.ca/

At the Mapleton Farm we will take a wagon ride and tour the demonstration barn, view 4 acres of Community Supported Agriculture garden, a store selling organic meat, yogurt, cheese and ice cream and more. Lunch there will be salad and variety of sandwiches, all organic. Bring a cooler if you plan on buying food.
http://www.mapletonsorganic.ca/

At Floral and Hardy you will have a chance to view over 3200 registered daylilies, 450 Hosta cultivars, and 138 Heuchera cultivars.
http://www.floralandhardy.ca/

Cost: $60 includes lunch but not gratuities or drinks
There are a few seats left - Call Dot Tovey 519-925-5382 to book your seat.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Quarry - A decision that will affect us all

If you are not already aware - it is time to find out more about the proposed quarry in Melancthon township just north of Shelburne.

The "In the Hills" magazine has a great article with all of the details about it.  You can read it here
http://www.inthehills.ca/2011/06/current/birth-of-a-protest/

If you don't want your water source to change, farmland to disappear and the traffic through our little town to dramatically increase please add you name to this petition.
http://www.avaaz.org/en/stop_the_quarry/?copy

More information available here:
http://www.citizensalliance.ca/Cause-Home.html
http://mail.ndact.com/blogs/forum/
http://www.youtube.com/melancthonvision