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Plant Paradise Country Gardens: a Blooming Success in the Headwaters Region

Thursday, April 27, 2017

You know you’re doing something right when your work is continuously recognized by your peers. Plant Paradise Country Gardens, an eco-tourism business in the Headwaters Region, is one of those businesses harvesting such success. Rooted in Caledon in the Region of Peel, Plant Paradise Country Gardens–co-owned by Lorraine Roberts...read more

Increasing Local Food Procurement at Ontario Colleges

Mohawk College Report Released: Increasing Local Food Procurement at Ontario Colleges—now seeking pilot project partners

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Mohawk College is currently working on a project to increase local food procurement at Ontario’s 24 colleges, in partnership with the Greenbelt Fund and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Kate Flynn, Sustainable Food Systems Research and Program Coordinator at Mohawk, tells us the project has now reached its first...read more

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Generate Value-Added Opportunities for your Business at Durham Region Workshop

Monday, January 30, 2017

An Exploring Value-Added Opportunities Workshop in Durham Region has been designed to help farm and rural entrepreneurs generate value-added opportunities for their businesses on Friday, March 31, from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in Sunderland. The course aims to help participants increase their profits through the creation of new products and services or value-added opportunities....read more

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Federal Government Invests in State-of-the-Art Greenhouse Technology in Hamilton

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Greenbelt Microgreens has received $640,585 in funding to modernize a new 3.5 acre greenhouse facility with state-of-the-art technology in Hamilton. The investment will allow producers to increase production of Canadian certified organic microgreens, bringing jobs and more local produce to the area, stimulating the local food economy. “Our government...read more