WE ARE CITIZENS OF MERRICKVILLE-WOLFORD AND AREA WORKING TOGETHER TO CONTRIBUTE TO A SUSTAINABLE, SOCIALLY JUST, LOW-CARBON FUTURE.
What better way to welcome spring than with a visit to the new Merrickville Seed Library to pick up donated seeds for your garden. The Seed Library was formed through a partnership between Sustainable Merrickville-Wolford and the Merrickville Public Library, with the help of a generous donation from the Lions Club. If you are new to gardening, our Plant a Garden page has tips to help you get your summer project off the ground.
While planning your garden, consider joining the grow-a-row movement and sharing your harvest with your neighbours or the local food bank. Last year our community contributed hundreds of pounds of food to the Merrickville Emergency Food Cupboard at Rideau Community Health Services, and we look forward to another great success this year. Our Projects page has more information on how to make a donation to the Cupboard.
It’s also a good time to research some local producers. There is a list of farms, some of which offer CSAs, on our Buy Local page. To learn more about local growers and sustainable agricultural practices, among other things, be sure to check out our new podcast series set to launch later this year. More details to come!
We would also like to get your ideas on how to best store our fresh produce over the winter. In particular, we are looking for gardeners or farmers that would like to share their experiences with root cellars and cold storage, and we were wondering whether there is any interest in the development of a communal root cellar? Contact us at info@sustainableMW.org
While our in-person meetings have been temporarily put on hold, we are continuing to share ideas through monthly meetings via Zoom. To learn more about us or to join in on the discussion, you can subscribe to our email list, contact us at info@sustainableMW.org or check out our Facebook page for the latest information.
Our meetings have shifted to ZOOM, from 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Everyone is welcome to join us! A short agenda will be distributed before each meeting.Events
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Looking for ways to contribute to food security and support local farms? Join in the discussion and share your ideas!
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