Millbrook Farmers’ Market Update – May 2020

As of press time, the opening of the Millbrook Farmers’ Market continues to be postponed.  We are currently awaiting additional information from Peterborough Public Health, the agency that oversees and regulates farmers’ markets. Under provincial COVID-19 directives, farmers’ markets are considered an essential service and our local health unit (PPH)… Continue reading

Millbrook Community Garden Seeks Volunteers

As I write this, it is unknown if the pandemic will require complete lockdown in future. I am hopeful that if social distancing is continued, we can still garden. The Community Garden started 8 years ago as a way to produce fresh vegetables for our local Food Share and also… Continue reading

April Farmers’ Market Cancelled

In the interests of the safety of all of our vendors, shoppers and community, the Millbrook Farmers’ Market Management Committee has decided to cancel its first market of the season, originally scheduled for Sunday, April 26th. The good news is that local food can still be accessed.  Many of our… Continue reading

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