May 2014 Open House and Members’ Meeting

Spring has finally arrived!  One can walk almost everywhere in running shoes; the few exceptions being the low lying areas where water remains in slowly shrinking puddles.  In the garden are carrots and parsnips that came through the winter in good shape to eat.  The soil is bursting forth with garlic, rhubarb, and nettle.  The leeks that will give us seed this year made it through the winter and iris, poppies and several types of day lilies are reaching up to catch sunshine.  Lettuce, peas and spinach are in the ground and our window sills are graced with little tomato plants, celery, hot and sweet peppers, leeks, basil, arugula and some blue berry cuttings taking root.  Many other types of seed are waiting their turns to sprout as we enter the growing season.

New growth is evident everywhere, and not least important is the continuing unfolding of Lanark Eco-Village itself.  To nurture this growth we hold regular Open Houses, the next being on Saturday, May 10th.  We hope you will be able to join us to see for yourself and to discuss the possibility of self-sustaining community.

Open House Schedule, Saturday, May 10th:

2:00 Tour of the site
4:00 Listening Circle
6:00 Pot luck supper
7:30 Social with home grow music. Bring an instrument if you like.
Times after the tour are approximate.

The LEV Members’ Meeting is at 10:00 am on Sunday, May 11th.  The draft agenda is as follows:

  • Invoice for Environmental Impact Assessment
  • A Seven Generations Community?
  • Zoning application: before or after Municipal Election?
  • Zoning for Yurt
  • Scale of new building
  • Water system
  • Non-paying members
  • Rationalizing various web pages


Also, please note that our membership year began April 1st.  Some members have already renewed for 2014.  If you have not, please consider bringing your membership fee ($60) to the Open House/Members’ Meeting this weekend, or mail it to:

Gail Walker
2799 McDonalds Corners Rd.
Lanark, Ontario  K0G 1K0




Scenes from the Spring

Sap collection, April 2014

Boiling down to syrup



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