Raking Optional: Leave the Leaves!

The Nature Conservancy of Canada has launched a public awareness campaign asking people, in order to preserve, protect and enhance our quickly vanishing biodiversity, to not rake up leaves on lawns. It’s not clear why we seem to get this ingrained notion, almost an obsession that our lawns need to… Continue reading

Common Ground – October 2020

“O suns and skies and clouds of June, And flowers of June together, Ye cannot rival for one hour  October’s bright blue weather.”  -Helen Hunt Jackson – One of the signs of fall here in the valley is the first heavy frost that makes the morning glories no longer glorious…. Continue reading

Organic Waste Collection Comes to Transfer Station

Last year, the township introduced an organic waste program for a pilot area in the Millbrook area which was up for renewal last month. The program consists of weekly curbside collection of waste material through the use of kitchen catchers and green bins which were purchased with a provincial grant. … Continue reading

Handsome Jack’s Local Garlic

New Millbrook Market Vendor, Tammy Wood, of Handsome Jack’s Farm bears a calm demeanor is remarkable given the age of this venture. Tammy and her partner Dave purchased their farm just last September, after a long search for a place to grow their crop of choice: garlic.  The soil on… Continue reading

Farmers’ Market Opens This Sunday With COVID-19 Safety Measures

The Millbrook Farmers’ Market will open its 2020 season this Sunday, June 28 at the Old Millbrook School parking lot, 1 Dufferin Street.  We will be open from 10:00am to 1:00pm.  When you arrive, you will find a different set-up this season.  We will have in place several COVID-related safety… Continue reading