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Hardy Persian Walnuts for Sale

Very Special Persian Walnut Tree Saplings Now Available  spring 2018 update: 2′ seedlings are available for April 2018 bare-root planting $20ea or 8 for $100. They are quite deeply taprooted so larger trees are not recommended as they will be much more difficult to transplant. Very special things deserve a very special story… How hardy … Continue reading

School Edible Forest Garden

School Edible Forest Garden Eden in Season is incorporating edible forest gardening principles into the Beaver Valley Community Garden. The garden integrates the activities of several local community groups to germinate the next generation of children, and their awareness of the delicious fruits, berries, and herbs everyone can grow. Click here for details. Although no … Continue reading

Ivan’s Backyard

With all the foraging, mushroom, and tree planting prep I’ve done lately, my backyard has admittedly been a passing thought. When my pets don’t ‘mow’ the lawn fast enough, my tenant keeps everything in good check. So in one sense, a well-established garden needs little maintenance. Having well-established herbs allows me to start dividing them … Continue reading

EBC Site #103: Stephens

Ed Stephens is in the process of generously deeding various parcels to the Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy. The property permits access to users of the Ganaraska Trail, and consequently to several ATV users as well. The ATV tracks have since created much erosion damage to the trail in addition to the erosion by the Noisy River … Continue reading

EBC Site #10: Bates

Near Duntroon, Mantec Bates generously deeded this 34 acre property beside the Bruce Trail to the Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy. There are a lot of ash saplings establishing from the thickets that may not make it over the next decade with the coming of the emerald ash borer. Only a handful of shrubs and small trees … Continue reading

EBC Site #16: Harvey

Near Creemore, this 40 acre site was generously deeded to the Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy by James Harvey. A beautiful hardwood forest with a wide trail access winds up the escarpment to an old field. It is at this old field where nut pines and hazelnuts are being established.  


Jim McKendrick and Deborah Mobbs are determined to leave their land better than before they bought the property. For the last 12 years, they’ve leased 40 of their acres to Jim’s long-time bud who has been churning up corn, soy, and wheat, as well as a lot of soil in the process. In the spring … Continue reading

Pretty River Valley Country Inn

What do you do with a 125 acre inn property blessed with fields, orchards, creek, ponds, forest, escarpment views, which provides for a family’s livelihood, employs staff, trains WWOOFers, has 12 guest rooms with many amenities, and many kinds of livestock, horses, and reindeer?! Nature thrives at habitat edges: city guests, and country tranquility intersect, … Continue reading