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Show Home Open House, Sat. – 1 – 3 pm

Tour the Show Home in Trailhead Hamlet – “The Spruce Home” Design. Every Saturday 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.   Construction by Pinelodge Contracting Ltd. Designed by Scala Developments Limited Features include: – ‘Arts and Crafts’ style Spruce Home – Model Home Design- Light-on-the-land 1,370 square foot, two bedroom and open concept den, with two…


Nature Kindergarten at Elkington Forest

“Teaching children about the natural world should be seen as one of the most important events in their lives.” Thomas Berry, The Dream of the Earth. In addition to a more affordable range of housing at Elkington Forest, one of the keys to the increase in density that we recently were granted by the CVRD…


Nanoose Edibles Certified Organic Farm

It hasn’t been easy. Transforming over 9 hectares of forgotten land into one of the Island’s most prolific and diversified certified organic farms took vision, determination and back-breaking hard work. But Lorne and Barbara Ebell remain as committed to sustainable farming practices in their latter years, as that day 25 years ago when they rolled…


Our Island Neighbours: Merridale Estate Ciderworks

In our new blog series, Island Neighbours, we feature some popular attractions from the diversity that enrich our Island lifestyle. Today it’s award winning Merridale Estate Ciderworks, producers of “the best English-style cider in Canada”. An artisan business must meet stringent guidelines and criteria to qualify for Economusee designation. An Economusee is a for-profit craft…


Our Island Neighbours: Hazelwood Herb Farm

What can reduce pain, aid digestion, cleanse the skin, create culinary magic and fill a room with the glorious scent? Herbs! Valued through centuries for their medicinal properties and enhancing the flavour of foods, herbs are finding their way into more culinary, cosmetic and household products than ever before. Over 400 varieties of herb plants,…