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Ottawa Seedy Saturday – Saturday March 3, 2018 – 10am to 3pm

Ottawa Seedy Saturday - Saturday March 3, 2018 - 10am to 3pm

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 5 – Food)

Organization: Greta’s Organic Garden

Timeline for Completion: Sat. Mar. 3, 2018 – 10am to 3pm

Objective:

Saturday March 3, 2018 – 10am to 3pm
Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre
Ottawa, ON

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Almonte Seedy Saturday – Mark Your Calendar!

Almonte Seedy Saturday - Mark Your Calendar!

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 5 – Food)

Organization: Almonte Seedy Saturday

Timeline for Completion: Sat. Feb 10, 2018

Objective:

Our Seedy Saturday will provide the opportunity for people to come together to exchange information and to buy, sell or trade interesting and unusual heritage varieties of vegetable, fruit, herb, flower, wild and native Ontario seeds.
We will have a seed exchange for seeds and extra plants, cuttings, books, magazines, pots, trellising, tools and/or gardening supplies. In the exchange, for each item donated another can be taken home. Larger items equate to a few extra goodies per item. If you forget to bring exchange items and still want to partake, a small donation (ie. $1 ea.) would be appreciated.
Many gardening and environmental organizations will be invited to set up information tables. We will have guest speakers available throughout the day to discuss a range of topics of interest for beginners through to advanced gardeners. These will add to the enthusiastic anticipation of this year’s gardening season!
Date: Saturday February 10, 2018 – 9am to 3pm
Location: Almonte Civitan Hall, 500 Almonte Rd, Mississippi Mills, Ontario, Canada

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Carp River Restoration Project Study

Carp River Restoration Project Study

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital)

Organization: Ottawa Stewardship Council and Friends of the Carp River

Timeline for Completion: Fall 2017

Objective:

In fall 2017 a student team from the Group Research in Environmental Science Project at Carleton University undertook a study that will form the basis for monitoring programs and future research projects.

The Carp River Restoration Project commenced in 2016 and incorporates approximately 6000 metres of stream restoration, habitat improvements (ponds and wet meadows), and recreational pathways in a large, rapidly urbanizing area running parallel to Terry Fox Drive in Kanata.

The student’s project assembled available information about the Carp River before and after the restoration to establish a baseline description of the restored section. The baseline information and the restoration’s objectives will serve as the foundation on which to base an educational and interpretive program, begin monitoring programs, and conduct research projects related to the efficacy of the restoration.

We are partnered with the Friends of the Carp River for this project. Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority provided subject matter expertise.

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Hens set to flock to school in Casselman

Hens set to flock to school in Casselman

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: L’Académie de la Seigneurie – Casselman Ontario

Project Start Date: Spring2018

Objective:

The next classroom built at a public school in Casselman will be three metres square, unheated, and full of hens.

The hen coop will be built in the spring at l’Académie de la Seigneurie, which goes from kindergarten to Grade 12.

“Here’s why. At school, we don’t want to have the children learn only from computers,” said Casselman’s mayor, Conrad Lamadeleine. “We would like them to have some knowledge of farming.

“So having hens’ nests at school will teach them: What is agriculture? What are hens? Why eggs? How do you raise them and what do you do with them?

“This experience is becoming more and more popular in Quebec and it’s just starting out in Ontario. It’s life experience we can give the children.”

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Conserve Genetic Diversity

Conserve Genetic Diversity

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital)

Organization: Forest Gene Conservation Association

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Ontario’s Forests are diverse and locally adapted to withstand threats and provide many local benefits. Some trees die, but species survive and the forest survives.

Genetic diversity is the foundation of biodiversity, although too often ignored. For three important reasons, we need to better understand it as we manage our native forests:

For ecosystem services – Our forest ecosystems provide many essential services across most of southcentral Ontario’s landscape. Healthy, diverse forests moderate local climate, conserve soil and ground water, enrich soil, and provide economic benefits from logging

For evolutionary capacity – Genetic diversity within a species means that, barring catastrophic events, some individuals will be adapted to withstand pressures and survive, and therefore the species will survive

For economic potential – When we conserve the full breadth of native genetic diversity, we have a greater opportunity to select certain trees to breed for traits which will bring economic benefit

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New 10 KW Solar Energy Project at Ottawa Just Food Farm

New 10 KW Solar Energy Project at Ottawa Just Food Farm

(Theme 2 – Energy)

Organization: Bullfrog Power and Beau’s Brewing Co.

Project Start Date: Oct 2017Ongoing

Objective:

Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, and Beau’s Brewing Co., based in Vankleek Hill, Ontario, announced in October the launch of a new solar project in Ottawa. The 10 kW project is being developed in partnership with Just Food, an organization working toward just and sustainable food and farming systems in the Ottawa region.

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The Blue Lakes Project – For Stewardship Excellence

The Blue Lakes Project - For Stewardship Excellence

(Theme 6 – Natural Capital)

Organization: Watersheda Canada and The Land Between Organization

Project Start Date: Oct 2017Pilot Project

Objective:

The Land Between charity and Watersheds Canada is piloting a new lake ecolabel; a standard of excellence in stewardship.

Lake associations that agree to adopt stewardship principles and actions will receive the ecolabel and with it, access to the database and app, as well as all the scientific data that is housed in the database, and also the real-time information that it generates about their lake.

Ecolabel stewardship actions will include providing education to lake residents on best management practices, water quality monitoring, improving boating practices, and advancing natural shorelines on their lakes through planting projects.

This new project is a perfect complement to the Love Your Lake Program that has been so successful in raising awareness about lake health in Ontario. It is a stewardship-based ecolabel that combines the best of science and modern technology. We hope that it will empower landowners to take informed actions in order to sustain the health of our lakes for the foreseeable future.

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Common Ground Community Garden

Common Ground Community Garden

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Woodpark Community Association

Timeline for Completion: Started June 2017 (3 year pilot project)

Objective:

Following many years of lobbying the Woodpark Community Association established a community garden in the neighbourhood. The Common Ground Community Garden broke ground in late June, in Lincoln Fields to the west of Edgeworth Ave. This is a three-year pilot project on National Capital Commission property – the first community garden on urban NCC land. Its success will serve in part to determine if more community gardens will be founded on NCC property.

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Freecycle, Full Circles and ReUseIt Groups in the Western Quebec Area

Freecycle, Full Circles and ReUseIt Groups in the Western Quebec Area

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Trash Nothing – free recycling made simple

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The idea is to promote the three R’s (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) by making it easy for people to give away their unwanted but reusable items to people who can use them.

Groups in the Western Quebec Area include Aylmers Recycle, Chelsea, Pontiac, and Gatineau.

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Freecycle, Full Circles and ReUseIt Groups in Perth and Smith Falls Area

Freecycle, Full Circles and ReUseIt Groups in Perth and Smith Falls Area

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Trash Nothing – free recycling made simple

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The idea is to promote the three R’s (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) by making it easy for people to give away their unwanted but reusable items to people who can use them.

Groups in the Perth and Smith Falls Area include Perth, Perth County, and Smith Falls.

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