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Thanks for the Meal

Submitted by Judy Kennedy

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Over the past summer, several groups in our community grew and donated fresh produce to the Salvation Army’s local food bank. We would like to acknowledge and thank the following groups: the Maryboro Lodge museum’s “Victory Garden” which was created and managed by members of the Fenelon Falls Horticultural Society, students from Langton Public School’s “Green Team,” and students from Fenelon Falls Secondary School led by teacher Colleen Carew, as well as many individual members of our community contributed to this bounty of fresh produce for our food bank.

We asked the recipients of the fresh produce from the food bank to jot down their comments about how much they enjoyed the fresh veggies, and here’s what some of them wrote: 

So, to all of you who helped with donations of funding for building supplies to build the gardens, seeds and plants, and your labour to harvest the produce that helped put food on the tables of those who needed a helping hand to feed their families, a huge “Thank You.” Your work and your donations were gratefully received and appreciated by those less fortunate, who enjoyed the fruits of your labour. 

For some, hunger is a constant problem and there are some simple ways that you can help. Then next time you go to the grocery store, buy a few extra items and either drop them into the food bank barrel as you leave the store, or take them to your local food bank. 

When you are planting your veggie garden next spring, why not plant and grow an extra row of veggies to give to the food bank. I know that on many occasions, I tend to plant more than I need and it all seems to mature at the same time, which allows me to share some of my garden abundance with those who need and will enjoy it. 

You, or someone you know, may also have one or more fruit trees, or a big patch of rhubarb that produces far more than you or they can possibly eat or freeze. Please don’t let it go to waste. Our local food bank would be a great place to share it with.


Merry Christmas to all of you and a prosperous, caring and sharing New Year. Be kind to one another.

Sincerely,

Judy Kennedy 

On behalf of the Salvation Army Food Bank, Fenelon Falls Horticultural Society and Maryboro Lodge, Fenelon Falls Museum

Bee Cities and Bee Schools

Written by Zoë and Edie McIntosh

Welcome back to the Green Scene! In this issue we are going to discuss pollinators and what our community is already doing to support them. Did you know that the City of Kawartha Lakes is a Bee City? Our school, Langton P.S. became a Bee School this year through the hard work of our Green Team. You might be wondering what it means to be a Bee City or Bee School.

Bee City Canada’s mission is to “inspire cities, towns, First Nations, schools, businesses and other organizations to take action to protect pollinators.” The City of Kawartha Lakes Bee City team is working on an exciting project that is aiming to turn part of the landfill in Fenelon Falls that is not being used any more into a pollinator habitat. Isn’t that amazing?! 

At Langton P.S. we built 6 raised bed gardens, one is a pollinator garden. We also made and then threw seed balls with native plants into the field beside our school. We have also made insect hotels to help our pollinators.
 
At the Maryboro Museum in Fenelon Falls the Horticultural Society has created a butterfly garden, as well as vegetable gardens. The food from the gardens is donated to the local food bank.

Whether you are a homeowner, a businesses owner, or a community group you can do your part to protect pollinators. At our house we have made a butterfly/pollinator garden where we planted flowers that are native to this area. Remember that you don't need lots of land, all you need is a pot and some seeds! Most importantly, PLEASE do not use pesticides ever! Without pollinators we will not have any food….which is pretty important, don’t you think?

If you want more information about becoming an official Bee supporter, you can go to www.beecitycanada.org to find out more! You can also read about all the cities, schools and businesses and what they are doing including City of Kawartha Lakes and Langton P.S.

Thanks for reading!

Zoe and Edie