OTTAWA - After several years of study and review, Health Canada is prohibiting or restricting certain uses of three types of neonicotinoid pesticides in order to protect the health of bees and other pollinators.
ROCKWOOD - 4-H Ontario celebrated National Volunteer Week with the adoption of the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement. The code is a guide that will allow 4-H Ontario to strengthen their volunteer engagement strategy and commitment to creating future leaders.
MOUNT FOREST - It was a full house in the Plume Room of the Mount Forest Community Sportsplex on March 26. This year’s focus was mental health in the farming community.
TORONTO - This year, Earth Day will take place on Monday, April 22.
Growing your own vegetables is a fun and rewarding experience that can improve your health and save you money – but it does take time and care.
CLIFFORD - President Vic Palmer welcomed 24 members and guests to the Clifford and District Horticultural Society meeting recently at the community hall in Clifford.
GUELPH - Gardening Fundamentals is a series of courses designed for both the beginner and experienced gardener. The course is offered by The Arboretum on Mondays, April 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 7pm to 9:30pm.
Bare spots happen on almost every lawn. They can be caused by heavy foot traffic or rough winter weather. Whatever the reason, if the spot is larger than a foot wide, it’s important to patch it. Otherwise, weeds will quickly fill the space, or a deep rut can develop if the soil erodes without grass to hold it in place.
Three generations of green thumbs got the dirt on healthy soil at Mapleton’s Buds and Blooms monthly meeting, held March 26 at the Moorefield Optimist Hall. TOP: Ava Morgan explored quick planting ideas for Easter. ABOVE: Clara Bauman and Javan Martin of Ploughman’s Choice chat at the event. Submitted photos
If you’re happy and you know it, chances are you’re living in a rural community.