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International Plowing Match 2016

Field report & photos by Mike Davis I went to the International Plowing Match today, Sept. 20, the opening day. This year, the 99th annual match is taking place just off Hwy 9 past Arthur in the town of Minto (Wellington County). The theme is “Fresh Taste of Farming” and the match runs until Sat.
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Meeting Organic Farmers

Niagara Escarpment Views is delighted to have been invited to exhibit again at the Guelph Organic Conference happening Jan. 28 to 31 at Guelph University Centre. We’ll be part of the trade show/sampling fair on Sat. Jan. 30 & Sun. Jan. 31, giving away back issues, displaying photography and taking subscription orders. Hundreds of exhibitors
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Real vs. Fake: Why a Real Christmas Tree is the Green Choice

This article was written by Shelley McKay, Director of Communications & Development, Forests Ontario. This holiday season, millions of Ontarians will look to find the perfect Christmas tree for their homes. Forests Ontario would like to remind those doing the purchasing that real Christmas trees are more environmentally friendly than artificial trees. Likewise, many of
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Thriving Farm Business For Sale

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Niagara’s Fruit Tree Trail Planting

GREENing Niagara held the first planting day along the new Fruit Tree Trail. Here’s what they say about it: This planting is significant as the first section of a regional project that includes St. Catharines, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Beamsville and Grimsby, Thorold, Welland, and the Ridgeway area. There is only one other such trail system, and that
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McVean Incubator Farm & Fundraising Event

Here’s an interesting post from the people behind the new farming initiative called FarmStart:        FarmStart started with an idea that Ontario needed an organization that could support a new generation of entrepreneurial, ecological and locally oriented farmers. Our farming communities are aging as fewer farm kids take over the farm. Our farm landscape is
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