Incredible Edible Plant Festival 2018

Saturday May 26, 10:30 – 2:00 Justice Building Plaza

Rain or Shine!

This is an opportunity to help people discover the joy of growing their own food!  We give away free pots of vegetable plants, offer gardening advice, plant community gardens and run children’s food and craft activities.  The event needs volunteers to help with all of these, (including early set up and take down). For more information about volunteering at this event, contact Penny at

Our partners and supporters:

Adopt-A-Street, All Things Food/Bouffe 360, Boys and Girls Club, Canadian Organic Growers, City of Cornwall, City of Cornwall and District Police Services, Community Garden Network, Cornwall & Area Housing Association, Cornwall Fire Department, Eastern Ontario Health  Unit, Home Hardware, Kinsmen Club of Cornwall, Marlin Orchards and Garden Centre, North American Travelling College, Ontario Early Years Centre, Ritchie Feed and Seed Inc, Seaway Valley Community Health Centre, YourTV Cornwall

Our plant giveaway includes:

Bush beans, patio tomatoes, sweet peppers, perpetual spinach (a milder form of chard) in 3 gal pots, as well as smaller quantities of  herbs, eggplants, Chinese cabbage, Chinese celery, kale, sweet potatoes, tumbling basket tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, and a few varieties from the Dwarf Tomato Project. If you have extra veggie seedlings please consider donating them to others at this event.


May 18, 2018 at 11:20 am Leave a comment

Transition Cornwall+ plans to get us more active and in the planting mood

The summer months almost here, Transition Cornwall+ made two different presentations to council on Monday about its plans for the warm weather this year.

The group’s biggest initiative will be the Walk and Roll campaign to get people to cut back on driving in favour of human-powered forms of transportation such as walking, cycling or skateboarding, or using public transit. This year’s campaign will expanded from being just week-long to running through the entire month of June.

The second annual initiative Cornwall Transition+ is working on is the Incredible Edible Plant Festival which will be returning in front of the Justice Building on Pitt Street on May 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“This will be our sixth Incredible Edible event and we are very, very proud of that,” said Bill Carriere, event organizer.

Read Transition Cornwall+ plans to get us more active and in the planting mood by Alan S. Hale at the Cornwall Standard-Freeholder.

May 16, 2018 at 10:34 am Leave a comment

Gas prices pinching your wallet? Here’s how much you could save with an electric car

Gas prices are expected to hit a four-year high in North America this summer, and things might get even worse now that the U.S. has pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal.

New sanctions on Iran, one of the world’s major oil producers, are already pushing up oil prices and could add another 5 cents a litre to the price of gasoline for Canadians this summer, GasBuddy analyst Dan Mcteague told Global News.

The prospect of pain at the pump through the summer driving season might spur more car-shopping Canadians to take a closer look at electric and hybrid vehicles.

There’s no question that battery-powered cars will save you a pretty penny when it comes to fuel costs.

Read Gas prices pinching your wallet? Here’s how much you could save with an electric car by Erica Alini at Global News.

May 14, 2018 at 10:51 am Leave a comment

Williamstown Green Thumbs Holding PLANT SALE

Saturday, May 12 8:00 a.m. sharp The Meeting Place Williamstown Fair Grounds, Williamstown Green thumb Horticultural Society is holding its annual plant sale. Lots of perennials, annuals, tomato plants, small trees and shrubs, a gently used table and a Special Mother’s Day table . Come early to get the best pick.

May 11, 2018 at 5:23 pm Leave a comment

Incredible Edible: Yorkshire town’s food-growing scheme takes root worldwide

When two women began turning disused verges in the former mill town of Todmorden into free food plots, little did they realise they would inspire a global movement of growers.

It’s a simple idea: take over unused or unattractive bits of public land to plant food to feed the community. What is not so simple is where they’re doing it. Todmorden is an old mill town in Yorkshire’s Calderdale valley. It rains a lot, there’s not a lot of sun, and it has experienced major flooding in recent years. But still, the town’s residents continue to grow fruit and vegetables as best they can for locals to pick and eat.

The Toddies didn’t set out to start a food-growing revolution, they wanted to bring their small town together at a difficult time for communities throughout the UK. “Ten years ago it was the beginning of the worldwide economic decline, there was a lot of worry about climate change, but nothing was really happening,” says Mary Clear, chair of IET. “And in this town we were starting to see the squeeze on public services – there was more litter – and we thought, how can we do something that will create stronger communities?”

Read Incredible Edible: Yorkshire town’s food-growing scheme takes root worldwide by Naomi Larsson at The Guardian.

May 9, 2018 at 10:37 am Leave a comment

Choosing the Best Container Gardening Vegetables

Growing Green Beans (‘Jade’) in a Window Box

Selecting the right container gardening vegetables is one key to a successful balcony farm. If you choose the right vegetables for container gardening, you’ll have far fewer problems, and bigger and better yields.

A vegetable container garden has limited space, so you’ll want to focus first on the vegetables you like the most. Make a list.

You’ll also want to grow vegetables that give you a continuous harvest, like green, leafy vegetables that allow you to pick a few leaves as needed, or vegetables that kick out a few ripe fruit a week, like tomatoes, cucumbers, summer squash, eggplants, and peppers.

Fast-growing vegetables like radishes, beets, and turnips are also good choices for container gardens.

Read Choosing the Best Container Gardening Vegetables at

May 7, 2018 at 11:06 am Leave a comment

Love Love Food – Local Restaurant Moves Up

Nothing Succeeds Like Success  Love Love Food Café, Bistro & Bakery
109 Pitt St., has reopened at a new location. Owner Tony is able to expand many of  the services offered   Congratulations on building a successful business in downtown Cornwall!

May 4, 2018 at 12:51 pm 1 comment

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