Purity Hemp Products Provide Locally-Sourced Nutrition Boost

The farm on Mount Pleasant Road has been in the family since 1966.  When JoAnne Kennedy was growing up here, her family raised beef cattle. Like many young people, JoAnne’s future plans took her away from the farm and she trained and began to work in Toronto as a cartographer. … Continue reading

Grow Your Own Produce at the Community Garden

Finally spring weather is here and we can start work in the Millbrook community garden. The garden is located next to the Old Millbrook School (where the library is) with a beautiful center flower garden looked after beautifully by some local volunteers. There are 12 individual plots that can be… Continue reading

Otonabee Microgreens

Newly minted Environmental Studies graduate Max Chalovich was eager to get his business started and launched Otonabee Microgreens before his studies were complete. This young entrepreneur is encouraging us to boost our nutritional consumption with microgreens. These are very young vegetable seedlings harvested within a few weeks of germination.  Unlike… Continue reading

We Welcome Spring – Extend Your Living Space to the Outdoors

Are you eagerly anticipating getting out of the house to enjoy the warmer weather, the song of the birds, the beauty of the colourful gardens, and the fragrance of fresh cut grass?  Our patios and decks are the perfect place to extend our living space.  It’s time to open those… Continue reading

Common Ground – April 2023

“The drama of spring is not always very well staged…. too often it proceeds jerkily, with the halts and repetitions of a rehearsal instead of the sustained rhythm of a finished performance.”                                 Jason Hill The vast expanse of ice and snow has started to retreat for the second time this… Continue reading

Common Ground – March 2023

Tossing his mane of snows in wildest eddies and tangles, Lion-like March cometh in, hoarse, with tempestuous breath William Dean Howells The tops of the first bulbs of the year, species crocus and Iris reticulata, were just visible on Valentine’s Day. The bed beside the warm west side of the… Continue reading

Fraserville Post Office Reopens at Victory Garden Supply Location

On Monday, the Fraserville Post Office was reopened across the street from its former location which closed in November 2021 after the building in which it was housed was sold.  The new address is 1264 County Rd. 28 in Fraserville.  At the helm is new postmaster Dan Earle who is… Continue reading

That’s a Wrap- Millbrook and Area Garden Club Winds Up

With sadness, the Millbrook & Area Garden Club executive has decided, after an amazing 30-year run, to close its doors. The garden club was founded by Millbrook resident Loretta Pompilio in in the summer of 1992. After her tragic death in the spring of 1997, the club continued on under… Continue reading