An Open Letter to Millbrook Council, BIA and Community

I am writing on behalf of the Millbrook Farmers’ Market Management Committee to express our concern about a proposal by Mayor Scott McFadden for the BIA to host a farmers’ market downtown on Friday evenings in July and August to capture cottage-bound traffic. While this may sound appealing, from a… Continue reading

Garden Club Kicks off 2020 with Presentation About Rain Gardens

Everyone is welcome to come out for the Millbrook & Area Garden Club’s first meeting of 2020 on Wednesday, March 4th. The topic for the evening will be “Rain Gardens” presented by guest speaker Holly Shipclark, stewardship coordinator for Kawartha Conservation. We will learn how to control water run off… Continue reading

ORCA Tree Seedling Sales Program Open

Otonabee Regional Conservation Authority (ORCA) is once again encouraging landowners in the Otonabee Region Watershed to enhance their property and help to fight climate change by planting trees. Each year, ORCA offers a wide selection of native tree and shrub species for landowners to purchase. Orders can be placed online… Continue reading

Millbrook & Area Garden Club to Assist Nunatsiavut Gardeners

Several members of the Millbrook & Area Garden Club met recently with Andy Harjula to discuss Andy’s suggestion for helping the residents of Nain, Nunatsiavut. Nain is the northern most coastal village on the Labrador coast. Nain is located in the self-governing territory of Nunatsiavut. The weather is harsh and the… Continue reading

Common Ground – December 2019

“…after summer evermore succeeds Barren winter, with his wrathful nipping cold…”  Shakespeare It was definitely feeling very barren winter here in the valley in November. Like many people I was caught out by the early snow and cold. I managed to plant garlic and the last of the bulbs before… Continue reading

Pumpkin Fest 2019 🎃

The crowds poured into the Veggie Patch to get a taste of country last month at the Pumpkin Fest which featured gator rides and a petting zoo where Daphne the Alpaca enjoyed the attention. Cody and Kelsie were thrilled with the turnout and would like to extend a massive thank-you… Continue reading