Lunenburg County Sustainability Tour

  • Sat, August 25, 2012
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tour departs from Hodge Podge Community Garden, corner of Aberdeen & Elm in Bridgewater
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Learn about three operations in the District of Lunenburg that have already taken the next step toward sustainability.  On the afternoon of Saturday, August 25, enjoy brief guided tours to the locations below:

Hodge Podge Community Garden -  Hodge Podge Garden, established in 2010 by a group of local volunteers, is a place for citizens to have free access to their own garden in a public space. It is a place to grow food and flowers, learn skills, meet new friends, exercise, get fresh air, and enjoy a natural space.  There are 20 raised beds at the garden, with some room to expand. All beds are now in use, and have been assigned to individuals, families and community groups. Come to learn more 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., August 25.

Blockhouse School Project – Recycling the abandoned Blockhouse School with its 6 acres of land into a centre for sustainability. Focus includes growing, processing, distributing and sharing food, green building techniques and materials, reusing materials, making the most of the resources we have, creating culture together, fostering sustainable employment and business incubation. The South Shore Social Ventures Coop, a not-for-profit organization, started work at the school in spring 2012. Come and join us on August 25 for a Communi-Tea and Open House. Discover what we've accomplished so far, go on an herb walk, see our Artisan Showcase, talk about community kitchen/food hub ideas, learn about permaculture, and discuss our future plans for the school.

Honeyberry Hurst Farm/LaHave Forests – LaHave was started by friends who have a passion for nature. The team is working year round to bring the finest natural flavours of Nova Scotia and sustainable soil solutions to our customers. By restoring the soil health naturally, we can dramatically improve crop yields and food quality. Our aim is to grow naturally healthy produce and remind people what real food tastes like! Sustainable forestry practices and growers of Haskap berries.

Kevin Veinotte’s Family Farm -  free range chicken, 100% grass fed beef & lamb, Christmas trees and timber.  Manage 600 acres in total owning about 550. Direct market all farm products and sell logs as FSC certified.  Manage the fields and livestock organically but are not certified. Careful to protect wildlife, soil and water.


  • 12:30 p.m.  Bus arrives at Hodge Podge Community Garden , corner of Aberdeen Road and Elm St., Bridgewater
  • 1:00 p.m.  Depart for Blockhouse
  • 1:15 p.m.  Tour of Blockhouse School Project, School Road, Blockhouse
  • 2:15 p.m.  Tour Honey Berry Hurst Farm/LaHave Forests, 1776 Northfield Road, Northfield
  • 2:55 p.m.  Tour Kevin Veinotte’s Family Farm, 300 Mossman Road, Northfield
  • 4:30 p.m.  Return to Hodge Podge Community Garden, Elm St., Bridgewater

Advance registration open until August 23 via website or via email (see below).  Day of call 521-0691 for seat availability or visit the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg booth at the Growing Green street festival (8:30 am to 12:30pm).  Transportation is provided.  You are welcome to follow the bus in your vehicle. This tour involves walking and standing. Sites are not wheelchair accessible. Washroom facilities are limited.

The tour is being organized by the Growing Green Sustainability Festival in partnership with the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg.

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