Eco Farm Day is coming to the Ramada Inn once again this February 25 & 26th. This well attended conference features speakers and a trade show which offers organic and transitional farmers information to improve their business and the opportunity for the general public to become familiar with the food producers in this region and the wonderful products they produce. Eco Farm Day is hosted by Canadian Organic Growers whose mission is to “lead local and national communities towards sustainable organic stewardship of land, food and fiber while respecting nature, upholding social justice and protecting natural resources.” Contact www.cog.ca for more information.
Mark your calendar for the screening of film “In Transition, From Oil Dependence to Local Resilience”. This solutions-focused fun film sites examples of how communities are using creativity and imagination to rebuild local commerce in response to peak oil and climate change. Screening runs from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, February 24 at the Cornwall Community Museum, 160 Water St. West. Entrance is Free. Good-will donation is appreciated. An opportunity for discussion will follow the screening. This is a great opportunity for students interested in the Environmental Field.
The weather cooperated to entice friends and family to put the outdoors into their family day celebrations. A bright blue sky with balmy temperatures of -6C were the perfect conditions to skate, hike, run or toboggan. I was delighted with the vision of Serge, father of two young boys taking the time to indulge in a little pick-up game of hockey on the frozen waters edge at the children’s grand-parents home. How fortunate we are to live in a locale where wetland areas freeze over providing us with numerous little areas to use for our skating pleasure. Oh sure it is not the perfect flat ice surface that you will find in your local ice rink however the local ice rink doesn’t offer the benefit of delighting in an impromptu pick-up game of hockey in fresh air under the sun either. Sometimes the best things in life are free.
I am in the process of organizing an Event entitled The Friends of the Earth Art Exhibit. This Exhibit will feature the work of Regional artists whose work will “celebrate the Earth’s majesty, remark on the challenges she faces or propose ways that we can be better friends with our living earth”.
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