Has the Time for Water Harvesting Arrived?

Has the Time for Water Harvesting Arrived?
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After last summer, homeowners, farmers and gardeners may be wondering what kind of weather conditions we can expect during the upcoming growing season. Those who have experienced water shortages might be getting more serious about the ancient process of collecting and storing rainwater for later use. It is a process … Continue reading

Come Grow with Us at the Millbrook Community Garden

Come Grow with Us at the Millbrook Community Garden
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Spring of 2017 is just over the horizon and the Millbrook Community gardeners are beginning to feel that characteristic anticipation. After eight years, the present members are hoping to be joined by a new group of enthusiastic, visionary volunteers to carry on and perhaps introduce new directions and ideas. The … Continue reading

Millbrook Farmers’ Market Returns

Millbrook Farmers’ Market Returns
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Sunday April 23 with More Market Dates As we welcome, with a sigh of relief, the mounting daylight hours, the appearance of new spring buds and the invigorating songbirds, so too we welcome the return of the Millbrook Farmers’ Market on April 23. After the snow/ice/cold/wind begins to slowly fade … Continue reading

Medicinal Herbalist Kerry Hackett Talks Herbs at Bailieboro Luncheon

Medicinal Herbalist Kerry Hackett Talks Herbs at Bailieboro Luncheon
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Last week the Bailieboro Women’s Institute ushered in spring with their annual luncheon featuring Medicinal Herbalist Kerry Hackett.   The full house enjoyed a delicious pot luck luncheon of prepared by the local hosts and then heard from Ms. Hackett who spoke about the variety of uses of many of these … Continue reading

Medicinal Herbalist Kerry Hackett Comes to Millbrook Garden Club

Medicinal Herbalist Kerry Hackett Comes to Millbrook Garden Club
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Gardeners interested in expanding their knowledge of the varied nature and uses of herbs can join the Millbrook and Area Garden club on Wednesday, May 3rd to hear a presentation from well-known herb expert Kerry Hackett. With more than two decades of experience in the field, Kerry is a certified … Continue reading

Otonabee Conservation Launches Tree Seedling Program

Otonabee Conservation Launches Tree Seedling Program
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Otonabee Conservation has launched a new stewardship program to help landowners seeking to plant trees on their property. The Tree Seedling Program is available to farm and rural landowners within the Otonabee Region watershed and offers a wide selection of native tree and shrub species which can enhance private property … Continue reading

Plan Your Organic Vegetable Garden with Expert Advice

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As spring approaches, many thoughts will turn to what to plant in this year’s vegetable garden and/or containers and how to grow tasty treats for the dinner table without the application of chemical additives or pesticides. The upcoming Millbrook Garden Club on the evening of Wednesday April 5th will sure … Continue reading

New Products for Puddleduck Farm’s Community Supported Agriculture Program

New Products for Puddleduck Farm’s Community Supported Agriculture Program
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After four years operating their local organic farm, Merridy Senior and Eben Hancock are finding new ways to grow their business.  Theirs is a traditional mixed farm operation, where they grow more than 30 varieties of vegetables, herbs, and flowers, produce maple syrup, honey, eggs, freezer beef, chicken and will … Continue reading

Learn About Winter Flower Arrangements with Local Expert

Learn About Winter Flower Arrangements with Local Expert
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Join the Millbrook Garden Club on Wednesday, December 7th at the St. Thomas Church Hall, 16 Centre Street at 7:30 p.m. Elyn Saar-Green grew up in Toronto and studied at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. She has co-owned Greenhouse on the River just south of Lakefield with her husband Peter … Continue reading

New Legislation for Invasive Plant Management in Ontario

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The Invasive Species Act will come into effect on November 3rd, but the regulations associated with this legislation which have not yet been made public, will not take effect until a later date. Kellie Sherman, Coordinator, Ontario Invasive Plant Council joined the October 17th Council meeting to outline the growing … Continue reading