Sustainable Merrickville-Wolford


What's Happening

  • The Merrickville Seed Library is open and ready for the upcoming growing season. Now in its fourth year, the Seed Library is well stocked with a variety of vegetable, herb, and flower seeds, as well as native wildflower seeds to attract pollinators.
    Whether you are looking for seeds to plant, have seeds to donate, or just want more information, be sure to check it out. The Seed Library is located in the Public Library and is free to everyone.
  • Watersheds Canada has launched a resource toolkit for tackling road salt pollution. There has been a significant increase in the salinization of freshwater bodies over the past decade, affecting the delicate balance of freshwater ecosystems. Watersheds Canada has a variety of resources to learn more about the effects of road salt pollution and how to drive change in your community to protect our precious freshwater resources.
  • FoodcoreLGL is looking for your input into a revised Food Charter describing how we can work together to create a food system in Leeds, Grenville, and Lanark that nourishes everyone! The Food Charter will paint an aspirational picture of a food system in which people, relationships, economic and ecological systems can all flourish. Take the survey and(or) register to join the zoom session on Thursday, May 23, at 7:00 pm.
  • Celebrate National Trails Day with a fun-filled afternoon hosted by the Merrickville District Trails Society. Activities include a narrated Story Trail walk led by librarian Mary Kate Laphen, and a presentation and guided walk by local author and renowned expert Diana Beresford-Kroeger. For more information, check out the Events Page on the Merrickville and District Trails Society website.
  • The Ferguson Tree Nursery Outlet store is now open. The Tree Nursery grows a variety of native or naturalized non-invasive species of conifers, hardwoods, shrubs and perennials suitable for planting in our local environment. Be sure to check it out!
  • Do you have a bounty of garden produce? Why not donate it to the Merrickville Food Cupboard? The Food Cupboard helps individuals and families in our community when they need it. As well as non-perishable items and financial contributions, they welcome donations of seasonal fresh produce. So be sure to plant an extra row and share the bounty of your garden. Click here for more information on how to donate.

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In the News

  • For the latest national and international news, check out The Energy Mix - a great source of articles on climate change, energy, and carbon-free futures.
  • The CBC's What on Earth is another great source of environmental news - free weekly e-newsletter or podcast subsciptions are available.
  • If you want to know more about what's going on in eastern Ontario, Climate Legacy, which focuses on engaging and mobilizing older Canadians in climate action, has compiled a list of climate action groups in our region, along with a corresponding schedule of events.

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Join the conversation

Join us at our next meeting on Wednesday, June 12, and take a tour of a local garden.
Everyone is welcome!
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You can make a difference

  • Aim for Zero Waste

    Simple steps to help conserve our natural resources and reduce pollution.

  • Plant a Garden

    Tips and support for planting and preserving your own vegetables.

  • Create a Wildlife Habitat

    You can cteate an area that helps local and migratory wildlife, and enjoy the benefits and beauty they bring.

  • Buy Local

    A list of farms and other helpful links to help you discover local food sources.

  • Green Building & Renovating

    How we build today has huge environmental impacts on how we thrive or survive tomorrow.

Current Initiatives & Projects


Building a Network

Interested in meeting with like-minded people, building resources, or connecting with other organizations? We can't do it alone. If you are interested in collaborating, communications, or planning, there are lots of opportunities.

Supporting Sustainable Local Food Initiatives

Looking for ways to contribute to food security and support local farms? Join in the discussion and share your ideas!


Enriching Local Gardens

Dreaming of building a stunning pollinator garden? Interested in seed exchanges? Help us support the Seed Library or discover some amazing alternatives to a traditional lawn.

Advocating for Change

Want to make your voice heard? Join us in encouraging and supporting our municipal leaders in making climate action a priority for our community.