Early Spring Birding Walk Thursday, March 29

Early Spring Birding Walk




With Birder Bill Lamond, Hamilton Naturalists



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Job: Rural Community Facilitator : Creating Welcoming Communities

Community Developer: Eco/Agri-Tourism to Create a Welcoming Community for Newcomers (including Migrant Farmworkers)

Full-time, 37.5 hr/wk; $17.50/hour

April-November 2018, must be 30 or under

Position involves fostering an inclusive, welcoming community for newcomers (including migrant farmworkers) 


The position involves assisting with all aspects of this community development project, including:

  • event planning and promotion of community events (including the use of social media)
  • the preparation and serving of meals for events, 
  • guided farm and trail walks,
  • preparing the grounds and Langford Schoolhouse for events, 
  • management of the community garden plots,
  • teaching about:
    • organic farming and gardening techniques, restorative and ecological farming, sustainable land use practices to encourage biodiversity, farming and climate change, local threats to farmland, and 
    • the identification of native and edible plant species, and cultural variation in the use of these plants.  


The project is designed to:

  • create an inclusive welcoming rural community for newcomers (including migrant farmworkers),
  • Introduce participants to organic farming philosophy and practices,
  • help participants to identify local medicinal and edible plants,
  • share knowledge about how other cultures use plants, 
  • familiarize participants with local rail trail systems and the Grand River waterways, and
  • educate about the protection of farmland and the ecosystem.


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Greenbelt Expansion Consultation

Help protect farmland, natural heritage and water. The Ontario government is conducting consultations on growing the Greenbelt and seeking your feedback by March 7. 

While we appreciate that the Study map includes the Galt-Paris moraiine and the north and north-east parts of Brantford (newly annexed land), we call on the government to Greenbelt the Grand River watershed (see clear blue area in map above) in Brant County and throughout the Greater Golden Horseshoe. 


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Harvest Lunch

Please RSVP and bring a friend who speaks spanish if possible.



Take Action: Protect and Grow our Greenbelt


Image from Ontario Farmland Trust

Premier Kathleen Wynne and her Cabinet are about to make a final decision on the updated Greenbelt and Growth Plans. They have a big choice to make: protect farmland, water sources, and natural areas in and around the Greenbelt, or allow developers to pave over these areas for years to come.

This is our last chance to let the Premier and MPPs know that Ontarians support clean water and local food. Please add your voice and help push back against powerful interests lobbying to roll back these hard-earned protections.

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