Posts Tagged ‘farmland’

The Mega Quarry

You may have heard that the “Mega-Quarry” in Melancthon will not be built after all.

For most Ontario people in the farming community, and for the tens of thousands of activists who have opposed the plan to dig the 937-hectare quarry in the fertile farms of Melancthon Township, this is welcome news. Continue »



Foodstock Recap

Rebecca LeHeup, Arlene Stein, me and the crew from the Stop including Chris Brown, Ashley Shortall & Bertrand Alepee

The wind and rain did little to dampen the resolve of upwards of 28,000 people who made the trek yesterday to the tiny hamlet of Melancthon, just outside of Orangeville to gather at Foodstock. Close to 100 chefs from across Canada were on hand, donating their time and talent to protest the Melancthon Quarry with the best weapons at their disposal; a rich and diverse offering of food reflecting the gifts that our land produces. Continue »