Tag Archives: emergency preparedness

Winter Storms and Maintenance 

With the upcoming storms in both Ontario and the east coast forecasted, we wanted to remind everyone: it’s okay, and even preferred that the buildings have some snow around them.

This prevents the wind from getting under them and it also means that the height above the ground is less. This significantly decreases the aerodynamic lift.

As we’ve stated in our winter care articles and in the installation guide, there are things you can do to prepare your building to withstand the storms as best as possible. Taking extra steps during the ‘worst case scenario’ situations can often make all the difference and help your building stay standing.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about any of these situations. Good luck and stay warm!

Upcoming New Trade Shows

We are excited to be part of some new shows and workshops coming up and look forward to the new opportunities. We hope you’ll join us!

*WORKSHOPS* Grow Better not Bigger Workshops featuring Jean-Martin Fortier in association with Perennia and ACORN
July 27 Abundant Acres, Center Burlington, NS *SOLD OUT*

July 18 Bethany Gardens, Antagonish, NS
http://nsfarmandfoodevents.com/
Norm will be doing a consultation session during these workshops as the structures on properties are Multi Shelters. Jean-Martin will be conducting a book signing from the Market Gardener (http://www.themarketgardener.com/mg-tools/shelter-solutions-greenhouses-tunnels/)

**NEW SHOW** Georgian Homesteading & Survival Show  August 2-3 10 am to 6 pm
Markdale Arena, Markdale Ont.
https://www.facebook.com/georgianhomesteadingsurvival
Grey County’s premier trade show focusing on educating those interested in a sustainable and healthy lifestyle; along with innovative ideas, tools and gear for being prepared in the midst of a natural disaster, lean times in the economy or other emergency situation.

**NEW SHOW** Hastings County Farm Show August 19-20
halfway between Belleville and Madoc right on highway 62
http://www.hastingsfarmshow.com/welcome.htm