The holiday season is approaching!
Whichever traditions you celebrate, all our holidays give us all an opportunity to make choices that will contribute to a healthy planet: buying local food for your family feast, giving home-made gifts, using reusable cloth gift bags, and so forth.
If your celebrations include a Christmas tree, the way you choose your tree can also have an impact. The Ecology Action Centre has provided Haligonians with a source for sustainably grown, spray-free Christmas Trees since 1992.
Last day to order trees: Saturday, December 7, 2019
Tree Pick-Up Day: Saturday, December 14, 2019, between 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Pick Up Location: St. Margaret's of Scotland Anglican Church, 3751 Robie Street
For more information, call 902-429-2202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: We no longer sell wreaths. If you are looking to order a chemical-free Christmas wreath, we are happy to refer you to Jeff and Patricia Wentzell at 902-543-2795, or to Hutten Family Farms at the Historic Farmers’ Market.
Meet Kevin, our tree farmer!
Our trees come from the farm of Kevin Veinotte, a 7th generation farmer who lives in West Northfield, NS, with his family.
“We still grow, shear, and harvest the trees in much the same way [as my father did],” says Kevin, who uses horses to harvest his trees. “Our farm has 22 acres with native Balsam Fir. Balsams grow so well here that we choose not to fertilize or spray with chemicals. The bushes and undergrowth are cut by hand, and the aphids are kept in check with a yearly introduction of about 160,000 ladybugs - don’t ask me how they count them!”
Kevin’s woodlot is FSC Certified, and has twice been the recipient of the Nova Scotia Woodlot of the Year designation - once in 2007, and again in 2018.