Day 11: Reskilling Workshops

     

Day 11 of 12 Days of Christmas We have begun a new pilot program this fall – Reskilling Workshops! These workshops are geared towards teaching community members new skills that will help them lead healthy and sustainable lives!  This fall we hosted a pie making workshops using local ingredients and producing minimal to zero waste. … Continued

Day 10: Staff Testimonial

     

Day 10 of 12 Days of Christmas Meet Charlie. She has been a returning staff member for over 3 years. And has tirelessly run our legacy children’s camp each summer. What keeps her coming back? Here is what she has to say: “My three summers as camp director of Country Fun Nature Camp at Tucker … Continued

Day 9: Country Fun Nature Camp

     

Day 9 of 12 Days of Christmas Country Fun Nature Camp is our legacy program and has been running for over 50 years. It is a unique ecumenical environmental camp for children ages 5-13 that focuses on nurturing children’s love for our environment and everyone in it! What does a typical day in at CFNC … Continued

Day 8: Rent Tucker House!

     

Day 8 of 12 Days of Christmas Did you know that we rent out our historical house to the public? Less than an hour from downtown Ottawa, Tucker House is an ideal location for spiritual retreats, team visioning sessions, family reunions, weddings and more!  Guests have access to a fully equipped commercial kitchen, 3 bathrooms … Continued

We’re hiring!

     

Tucker House seeks new Executive Director Tucker House Renewal Centre has launched a search for a new Executive Director for Spring 2020. Read the job posting here. Download the job description here. Special thanks to Diana Brushey The Board and staff team at Tucker House would like to express their sincere appreciation to Diana Brushey … Continued

Day 7: Volunteer Testimony

     

Day 7 of 12 Days of Christmas “Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference.” – Kathy Calvin Marie is one of our dedicated volunteers. She participated in the Tea at Tucker program this year by leading groups of the guided tour of the house. Her interest in history … Continued

Day 5: Eco-Education

     

Day 5 of 12 days of Christmas Tucker House’s mission is to inspire sustainable living. How do we do this? One way is by hosting class trips to our site! Our eco-education program is designed to complement the primary school curriculum while getting kids out of the classroom and into nature. Kids gain hands on … Continued

Day 4: Tucker House’s Arboretum

     

Day 4 of 12 days of Christmas Tucker House has a long history with trees, in the past trees were a source of economic growth and helped to shape the town of Clarence-Rockland. As time has progressed, the awareness around protecting and planting trees has increased and today, Tucker House Renewal Centre places a heavy … Continued

Day 3: Seed Saving Garden

     

Day 3 of 12 days of Christmas Did you know that Tucker House runs a certified organic, heritage seed saving garden? A perfect fit for a historic environmental centre! Seed saving preserves biodiversity and helps develop varieties better adapted to our soil, climate and local growing conditions.  Our seed garden was started in 2015 as … Continued

Day 2: The Tucker House Property

     

Day 2 of 12 days of Christmas Tucker House is home to  over 30 acres of property that features diverse ecosystems including meadows, mixed forests and wetlands. Our property gives us many unique opportunities to showcase biodiversity, teach others about environmental care, and offer visitors rest and rejuvenation in nature.  We are continuously developing educational … Continued

Giving Tuesday

     

Today is #GivingTuesdayCA, “a global movement for giving and volunteering taking place each year on the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday.” This year marks the 7th annual Canadian Giving Tuesday. Monetary donations, volunteers and generous corporate sponsorships are the reason Tucker House is able to welcome over 2,000 visitors per year. We would … Continued

Ottawa Sustainability Tour

     

Did you know that Ottawa has a lot of inspiring sustainability features? We believe the most engaging way to learn about sustainability is to see how people are putting the principles into action right here at home. People in Ottawa are making a difference every day with small projects and big initiatives, we can see … Continued

Giving Gifts of Green Futures

     

Our staff, board, and volunteers are passionate about sustainability! With only a few part-time staff and lots of hope and heart, we put love and labour into our mission to inspire sustainable living. Just look at what we have accomplished this year alone! With your support, we: Gave mobile sustainability workshops to audiences of all ages … Continued

September is here!

     

September is here, and with it comes the knowledge that summer is almost over! We’re starting to see signs of fall around the garden already – beautiful goldenrod blooming in the hedgerows, trees beginning to turn colour, and a nip in the air in the morning that is decidedly un-summery. This time of year is … Continued

“Baby” Beets

     

CSA members will see a small bunch of beetroot in their boxes this week. They aren’t really baby beets at all, rather, they are bonsai beets. We’re not sure why their growth has been so poor; Lindsay had soil tests done at the start of the season, and all looked good. It could just be … Continued

Even Keel

     

After a pretty tough slog, it looks like we’re really getting on top of things! Today, Lindsay brought her sisters with her to the farm to help weed and plant, and I continued trimming and tilling up. The spring really did set us back, but we’re motoring now. Unfortunately the cooler weather—which I absolutely love, … Continued

Box 2 is done!

     

Well, I’m baked—like a potato, though thankfully not wrapped in tin foil. In case you hadn’t noticed—it’s hot out there!! It’s been a busy week, as ever. The garden is full of life, including plenty that we would mostly prefer to be elsewhere—wild turkeys and groundhogs, to name two. On the weekend, Lindsay built turkey-proof … Continued

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