Community Tree Planting event
May 18 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Raisin Region Conservation Authority (RRCA) and the City of Cornwall is inviting you, your family and friends to be a part of two natural infrastructure restoration projects:

  1. Riparian Restoration at Pitt & Tollgate (funded by the Ontario government)
  2. Ash tree replacement at Snetsinger Park (funded by Earth Day Canada) – other native species will be planted to replace the ash trees

If interested in participating, please arrive at Snetsinger Park for 3pm to register with RRCA and for a tree planting demo. From there we will walk along the bike path to Pitt & Tollgate (approx. 10 minute walk). Feel free to bring your bike! After planting approximately 300 trees and shrubs at Pitt & Tollgate (holes will already be dug), we will make our way back to Snetsinger to plant the remaining 50 trees.

Please bring a refillable water bottle (large water jugs will be on site), gloves, long pants, and sturdy closed-toed shoes. A hat and sunscreen are recommended.

We will be planting rain or shine, so please be prepared for the weather.

Here is a short video explaining the project:

Feel free to forward the invite to your colleagues! Thank you 😊

Incredible Edibles – Composting Workshop @ Lamoureux Park, Behind the Bandshell
May 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Learn all about composting — the key to making your garden a success! Pat Lucey, an organic vegetable gardener with many years of experience, will help you understand the importance of compost, how to make your own compost, and how to use your compost to keep your garden soil healthy and productive.

Incredible Edibles – Free Vegetable Plant Giveaway @ various locations - details to follow
May 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Free vegetable and herb plants for your garden! Transition Cornwall+ Food Action Group volunteers will be giving away locally grown garden plants to our Cornwall area gardeners — we want to support you by supplying you with strong, healthy vegetable and herb plants which have been proven to grow well in our local climate conditions. Watch this space for more details!

Country Homestead Visit
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

COUNTRY HOMESTEAD VISIT South Stormont, Aug 7, 10-4 pm, rain or shine.

10:30 am ‘Bountiful Berries Tour’ (see raspberries, gooseberries, strawberries, blackberries, black currants, elderberries, goji berries, black chokeberries and more)

12 pm ‘Saving Your Own Seeds’

1 pm ‘Seeding for Late Season Harvests’

2:30 pm ‘Unique Tree Crops Tour’ (see Cornelian cherries, everbearing mulberry, pawpaws, shipova, Asian pears, nut pines, shagbark hickory).

Visitors are welcome to wander among the garden beds, orchards and green house. Picnics welcome!