Our potluck and permaculture discussion on November 15 covered an interesting range of topics. We were pleased to welcome a group of woofers who have been working at Watershed Farm who shared their experiences. From the picture you can see that they’ve … Continue reading
The Wetland Trail is now well begun. Helping Nature Heal (Rosmarie Lohnes and a crew of 3) came yesterday and forged a trail through the fence and the humongous rosebush then across the tiny tinkling stream that comes from the cattail … Continue reading
Our new board of directors met for the first time on April 23. We are very pleased to have an expanded team. Our new board members have a wealth of career and volunteer experience working with non-profits, for-profits, community development, … Continue reading
In its first two years, on a shoestring budget, the Project has: Twice run the full 2-week Permaculture Design Course, with a third PDC happening in June-July this year; Become the venue for the Mahone Bay Area Farmers’ Market which … Continue reading
Our neighbour, the South Shore Waldorf School, has chosen The Blockhouse School Project to receive an award of recognition for environmental stewardship! There will be an an awards ceremony at the Waldorf school on April 7, 2014 at 9 am. … Continue reading
Nancy Sherwood has rustpainted the rusty gateposts and slapped some green paint on top. Looks much better! Thanks, Nancy. … Continue reading
A big excavator sits poised to begin work on our new septic field tomorrow. The Department of the Environment has required that we have the new septic installed in order to continue to use the building. Since eventually we want … Continue reading
MODL (the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg), which owns the Blockhouse School property, is ready to move on transferring ownership to us (SSSVC) if we get community support and Council’s approval.
Tuesday, June 18, 7:00 pm at Blockhouse Fire Hall (not the school) – 510 Hwy 325 (on the Mahone Bay side of the 4-way stop).
This is a very important hearing. Please come if you possibly can. Consider making a presentation, especially if you live within MODL.
From MODL’s website:
There is more information on MODL’s website (on the front page).
The Department of the Environment requires us to have our designed and approved septic system installed. We got an extension for installation to August 30, 2013 (having previously thought from the approval letter that we had until 2015). We must … Continue reading
The “Alternative Compliance within the National Building Code” workshop with Chris Magwood of the Endeavour Centre in Ontario, was a real eye-opener. There are now actually sections within the National Code that encourage conservation, including, reuse of materials, recycling salvaged … Continue reading