Hosting the Dufferin Town and Country Farm Tour

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  Hosting a Farm Tour Here at Not So Hollow Farm we are extremely excited for this coming Saturday! Starting at 9am on Saturday, September 30th, we are one of the locations for the Dufferin Town and Country Farm Tour (Find out more). We are opening our doors and inviting everyone to learn about our farm, native plants, gardening, permaculture and so much more! The … [Read more...]

Let’s Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday!

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Somebody is turning 150 this year! Fortunately, our great country is looking fabulous for its age. Are you in need of a way to celebrate this monumental birthday? Of course, this is besides wearing a toque, watching hockey and adding “eh” to the end of every sentence! How about an exciting way to celebrate that establishes a long standing legacy and will benefit every Canadian. … [Read more...]

Monarchs Need Milkweed

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The brilliant orange contrasted by jet black accents are the unmistakable flashes of color showcased by the monarch butterfly. Grace and elegance are words that come to mind when thinking of this wonderful species floating about in a garden. But there is more to the story than simply the sheer beauty of this fascinating  creature. Every year this delicate, little butterfly … [Read more...]

Five Native Berry-Producing Trees and Shrubs for Birds

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Birds and Berries For gardeners, from beginner to avid, there is great satisfaction watching a flock of native birds happily dining on juicy berries from a shrub on your property. This especially true when the berry-producer was selected for this very purpose. It's visual confirmation that your landscaping is a benefit to local ecosystem and its species. The cherry on top is … [Read more...]

Spring Housing Market

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Back From Holiday Spring is right around the corner. The birds are on their way back from a winter in warmer climes. Soon the fresh morning air will be filled with a chorus of varied song. Spring is a wonderful time of year as nature awakes from its winter slumber. But there is a problem for many of the spring migrants and year-round residents alike. Prime locations for … [Read more...]

Wild Bounty

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Well, it's the time of year when gardeners start to plan for the coming season! We have received quite a few emails and calls over the past few weeks. Interestingly, all of the inquiries have been about native edibles. We call it wild bounty. We are thrilled that there is a growing interest in incorporating more edibles into the landscape. It makes perfect sense -  why … [Read more...]

Winter Workshops at the Farm

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Rumour has it...snow's a comin'! Perfect for setting the mood for making a winter wreath! Beginning on Thursday, November 17th join us for Winter Workshops at the farm. For 2016 we have added evening workshops, more daytime workshops during the week and also some Sunday workshops to help fit in to your busy schedule. Bring your friends, family or the gang from work and spend … [Read more...]

Eat Like A Bird

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Eat Like A Bird is a saying we have all heard many times which usually means to not eat very much. What some of us don't realize is that birds actually eat a LOT! Recently we were at the Toronto Botanical Gardens where we had a booth as part of a conference co-hosted by the Ontario Invasive Plant Council and Carolinian Canada. The highlight of the conference was listening … [Read more...]

Feed The Bees

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Feed The Bees We are so excited about our "The Buzz on Dandelions" campaign to help Feed The Bees. My Daughter doesn't like us to use the phrase "it"s gone Viral" but what the heck. Let's help Feed the Bees!As of the writing of this post we have reached 31,170 people worldwide through our Facebook post of a Lawn Sign CLICK HERE we created to raise awareness about the … [Read more...]

THE BUZZ ON DANDELIONS

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CHECK OUT THESE LAWN SIGNS! Available mid-February. Get some before the snow all melts and the grass is growing. You can pick them up when visiting the farm by checking the hours tab to find out when we are open. THE BUZZ ON DANDELIONS THE IMPORTANCE OF POLLINATORS: Pollinators are an essential part of the ecosystem, maintaining the balance and sustainability of many … [Read more...]