|The Idle Free Team talking to drivers stopped at the Abbot St. Bridge.||Elva Corless, “Grandmother of Recycling” at the Reuse Centre REAL operated from 1990 until 2006.||We love volunteers, but we have paid staff, too! These are staff from the summer of 2011.|
|Sue, the REAL Deal ED; Tracy, Store Manager and Ed, Receiving Volunteer. The REAL Deal Store is open Thurs – Sat 10 – 4.||REAL celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2009. Yes, we’ve been around since 1989!||Rideau Volunteers and Katimavik touring The Swale by Voyageur Canoe, July 2010.|
|The Central Band of the Canadian Forces performing a benefit concert for REAL.||The Well Aware program teaches rural dwellers about maintaining their wells and septic systems.||REAL has offered a variety of workshops on climate change and energy issues.|
|Performing the blower door test as part of a home energy effiiency audit.||Our first bottle drive ever in July 2010 at The Beer Store raised $600 for our projects.||Our board and volunteers work behind the scenes to plan REAL’s activities.|
Composting Workshop with David Hinks, Master Gardene, June 22, 10 a.m – 11 a.m. Learn how to build or choose a composter, collect your kitchen and garden waste, how to maintain your compost,and avoid problems, and how to use your gardeners gold. Please preregister with Katie Hoffman, [email protected] Cost is $5, payable on the day of the workshop.
All are invited to REAL’s AGM at the Rideau Community Health Centre, 2 Gould St., Smiths Falls. Guest Speaker Nate Morris and a potluck dinner. See pdf of poster. (better resolution!)
Save the date for our 2019 Local Foods Dinner. We’ll be celebrating our 30th anniversary and enjoying a delicious meal by Joanne Edwards.