“What’s Going On in Your Woodlot” is the theme of the 2015 Grey-Bruce Woodlot Conference, which includes 5 interesting and topical presentations. Click link above to view program, download flyer, and also take advantage of instant online registration.
Saturday, March 7th will be the date of the first Annual General Meeting of the BGWA. At this meeting a new Board of Directors will be voted in. Stay tuned for details on time, location, and informative guest speaker. Also, keep open Sat-Sun March 28-29 for the annual Grey-Bruce Woodlot Conference. As an aside, the web site is now ready to process 2015 membership renewals… go online and renew/join in less than a minute!
A full tour of BGWA members had a fascinating introduction to the world of growing woodland mushrooms this past Saturday. Many thanks go to Wylie Mycologicals, and owner/tour guide Micky, for being so generous to offer their time and open their facility to us. Whether you were part of the group or not, you will likely find the pictures posted on the 2014 Events page to be of interest.
BGWA members may be interested to attend the first Western Ontario Woodlot Expo (WOWE), Sat Nov 15 in Atwood (just SW of Listowel), sponsored by the Ontario Woodlot Association in partnership with Ontario Maple Syrup Producers Association. This year’s theme is “Maple” and they have lined up a number of guest speakers to provide up to date, practical knowledge on chainsaw safety, invasive species, and government grants for woodlot owners. Download the flyer (JPEG – 1 meg) for details.
We have arranged a tour of Wylie Mycologicals, a local woody mushroom facility, for BGWA members and guests on Saturday, October 18, from 2PM-4PM. This facility manufactures Red Oak sawdust woodblocks for the production of woody specialty mushrooms such as Shiitake, Oyster and Enoki. As well they produce spawn for outdoor mushrooms such as Shaggy Mane, Wine Cap , and Morrels. Continue reading
The BBQ description said “rain or shine” and it was worth having confidence in because, despite the rain, there was a great turnout of former BCWA and GCWA members for this well-organized event. Whether you were able to attend or not (you missed an interesting tour, including seeing albino trout!), pictures are posted on the 2014 Events Page. (I have removed what was the GCWA member area password so that all BGWA members can access this page.)
Just one week to go until our annual BBQ and get together… new members, old members, prospective members, all welcome! Complete details and registration here.