The Regional Municipality of Durham


Public Service Announcement

Learn about agriculture at the Farm Connections Open House

WHITBY, ON March 25, 2014 – Residents are invited to attend the Farm Connections Open House, an interactive way to learn about agriculture in Durham Region.

WHEN:

Wednesday, April 2 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.

WHERE:

Luther Vipond Memorial Arena, 67 Winchester Rd., Brooklin

WHY:

The Farm Connections Open House provides attendees with an opportunity to learn about agriculture through various stations, including meeting with farmers and various livestock; as well as learning about dairy, beef, pork, poultry, sheep, land stewardship, vegetables, apples and crops.

This family friendly event also encourages participants to meet local farmers and their animals, learn about how crops are grown and gain understanding of where food comes from.

Live demonstrations will take place throughout the evening.

NOTE:

Admission is free, but donations of non-perishable food items will be gratefully accepted on behalf of the local food bank.

For more information, visit www.durhamfarmconnections.ca.

The Durham Farm Connections program, now in its ninth year, is an agriculture education program that meets Ontario curriculum requirements. It has been recognized with an Ontario Premier’s Award for Agri-food Innovation Excellence, as well as a Watershed Award from the Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority (CLOCA).

 

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For more information, please contact Corporate Communications.