News & Events

4th Line Theatre Presents the world premiere of Onion Skin & Peach Fuzz: The Farmerettes

4th Line Theatre is excited to open its 2024 Summer Season with the world premiere of Alison Lawrence’s Onion Skins & Peach Fuzz: The Farmerettes. This play is a funny and enlightening exploration of the largely unknown story of the teenage girls who stepped up and worked on farms across Canada to feed the troops, and indeed all Canadians, during WWII. These ‘Farmerettes,’ all in their 90s now, tell us that the summers they worked those farms were the best of their lives, even 70 or more years later.

July 1 – July 20, 2024
Previews: July 1- 2, 2024
Opening Night: July 3, 2024
Monday to Saturday at 6 pm

To purchase tickets and for more information, visit: https://www.4thlinetheatre.on.ca/2024-summer-season

 

Lunar Rhythm Farm - Farm Tour!

Friday, July 19th | 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Founded in 2008, Lunar Rhythm Gardens is a 100-acre certified organic mixed vegetable and cow/calf operation in Janetville, Ontario. Come explore their Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) program, and get an up-close look at their season extension techniques, livestock, and working draft horses. 

Farmer Jessica Foote's dedication to sustainable agriculture stems from her upbringing on her family’s dairy farm. She strives to create symbiotic relationships between livestock and vegetables, and is one of few farmers in Ontario utilizing draft horses in her 15-acre market garden. 

$10 - 20 Sliding Scale. Kids 12 and under are free!

Register here:  tinyurl.com/FAWlunarrhythm

Sustainable Building Materials Workshop

Join Farms at Work and Green Economy Peterborough for an in-person event on Sustainable Building Materials on Thursday, March 28 at 6pm at Camp Kawartha Environment Centre (2505 Pioneer Rd, Peterborough). We’ll be exploring the benefits, characteristics, and agricultural applications of straw bale, rammed earth, hempcrete, and much more. Register here!

We’ll have a presentation by Sylvia Cook of Aerecura on building with rammed earth, a material renowned for its durability, thermal mass and beauty; a talk and tour with Jacob Rodenburg on the many green and innovative building materials and projects at the Camp Kawartha Environment Centre; and a discussion with Sharyn Inward of Inward Design & Consulting on designing with sustainable materials.

 When it was built in 2009, Camp Kawartha Environment Centre was considered one of the most sustainable buildings in Canada. Fifteen years later, it is still a shining example of the potential, longevity and appeal of building with natural materials. If you’ve never had a tour or it’s been while, you are sure to find the space and our speakers interesting and visionary.

Light refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there!

Register Now - Soil Heath Supports for Farmers - next week

There is a lot of soil health support available to Central Ontario farmers - but who offers it? And what exactly do they offer? Register now for this free workshop where speakers from a wide range of organizations will provide an overview of how they can help you. Hosted by the East Central Farm Stewardship Collaborative

Free - with optional donation

Register at:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/de-mystifying-soil-health-support-for-farmers-tickets-272277026917

Peterborough Farmers: Two important meetings

You must register for each of these important meetings next week where the Official Plan will be discussed as it relates to Agriculture. This is the culmination of several years of work by the County and has implications for the coming decade. 

 

1. Presentation by planner Margaret Walton from Planscape to discuss their report the Peterborough County draft Official Plan, Agricultural Policies

The background to this issue and resources, including the video of Margaret Walton's July presentation to Peterborough farmers, as well as a link to Planscape's new Report, may be found on the Agricultural Roundtable website here: https://ptboagnews.com/land-use-policy-and-planning

Register until Sunday March 14 at 3PM  here: https://forms.gle/e6axd2ycsppDBLcq5 
 

2. Public online consultations on the new Official Plan 

March 17  6PM  is the date that agricultural aspects of the Official Plan will be open for discussion.

The Natural Heritage meeting on March 24th may also be of interest as there is an overlap of agricultural areas and natural heritage features and people may want to be aware of the restrictions in and around those features on a broader scale.

If you wish to participate in an electronic meeting in real time, register by email no later than 4:00p.m. on the day prior to the scheduled public open house and you will be provided with an invitation to join the meeting using your computer or phone. Email: NewCountyOP@ptbocounty.ca
Please indicate in your email which open houses you will be attending.

All details may be found at this link: https://www.ptbocounty.ca/en/growing/opconsult.aspx