Upcoming Events

Come say hello to us at the Community Connections Fair THIS Saturday March 23, 2-5 pm.  This will take place at St. George’s Church in Mitchell Hall.

Also note the following workshops:

Edible Forest/Orchard Polyculture Workshop

Saturday April 20 or Sunday April 21, 2013 from 9am to 4pm

Where: Aisling Keep Farm near Chatsworth Ontario

Come experience a 1.5 acre edible forest garden in the making, and learn from five years of work in the field. This workshop is open to all levels of experience; beginner to advanced. Featuring two great Guest Speakers.  Dave McPhail has several years of organic orchard experience at Bousfield’s Apples and Cidery in Milton, ON.  Sue Chan is a pollination biologist who specializes in native bees.

Registration: visit www.bradpeterson.ca/events 

Car Pooling option on the Registration Form.

AND

Natural Bee-Keeping Workshop
Build your own hive!!
Dates: April 20 & 21
Location: 22 Harvey Street
                Cambridge
Contact: Tracie 519-658-0446 for more information!
Beginning Beekeeping  brought to you by Best for Bees!  This in-depth workshop will cover introductory beekeeping, treatment-free beekeeping, and different types of hives. In addition, participants have the choice to build their very own beehive (either Langstroth or Top Bar) so that they are ready to keep bees starting Spring 2013! Erica will also have a list of farmers/properties that would like to host beekeepers for those without a location! Contact Erica at kphaley@yahoo.com or at 519-342-1014
Saturday is pay what you can or barter!  I’d love to have a huge community of local Beekeepers!  Sunday cost for building beehive is $100, including wood and screws
Pollination Symposium
Who: Pollination Guelph
What: 2013 Pollination Symposium
When: Saturday, April 6, 2013, 9am-4pm
Where: Dublin St United Church, Guelph
Why: Speakers, workshops, silent auction, information tables, and more
Cost: $40 ($30 students/seniors) if pre-register to
pollinationguelph@gmail.com by March 27; $45 ($35 students/seniors) if
register after March 27 or at the door
For more information, check out the attachments and/or visit
www.pollinationguelph.ca
ALSO COMING SOON:
A tour to Baba Link Farm, check it out, http://www.babalinkfarm.ca/, on Sunday, September 22, from 1-4pm.
A tour to Grimo Nut nursery, and Palatine Fruit on Saturday July, 20 from 10-4.
These are being organized by FarmStart, they cost ~$35 – $40. Details will be up on the Farmstart website soon.
Bee on Flower

Sept 15: A Great Success

Thanks to all who came out on Saturday to witness and participate in the launch of our exciting Guelph Community Orchard Project.  We were delighted with the sunny weather, the great food, music, company, and to plant the first trees in what we hope will become a greatly important project in our community!

In our plantings are paw paws, elderberries, saskatoon berries, plums, currants, and asian pears.  Have a visit to Harcourt United Church and Guelph Community Christian School to check out the new plants, and stay tuned for our future activities and plantings!

Volunteers planting a native hazelnut at Harcourt United Church.

Volunteers planting a native hazelnut at Harcourt United Church.

Bethany,

On behalf of the Guelph Community Orchard Planning Team