REAL was delighted to receive a Champion Award from Community Living Lanark County. The Champion Award is presented annually to the persons, community partner, or corporation that supports the mission and vision of the association. The association believes we share and strive for a world where all individuals regardless of their abilities are treated with respect and dignity, have opportunities for personal development to fulfill their dreams and participate fully in their community. One of the association’s clients has been helping out at the store on Thursday mornings. Shane Bowes-Shanks, who accompanies the client, presented the award to REAL President Katie Hoffman at the association’s Sept. 28 Zoom AGM. The award is a lovely piece of glass sculpture, currently on display at the REAL Deal cash.
A zoom presentation organized by J2S, and hosted by John Joynt. Carlos Alvarado will share his 6 years of experience in permaculture and regenerative farming on small scale in Europe, South America and Canada. Additiaonl speakers Doug Savage and Myra Vandic will address what practicing farmers can do and policy implications. Note that this […]
Our friends from Trinity United Church will be selling bags of mushroom compost from the REAL Deal site Sat. May 22. No need to preorder, just show up that day. Price is $10 for a 30 L bag. Proceeds are for the “life and work of Trinity United Church, Smiths Falls”. If the compost is […]
Due to the stay-at-home order, we are postponing our annual Pitch In cleanup to after May 20. Individuals, families, and “bubbles” are encouraged to choose a location to clean up. This year we will have some shoreline locations to suggest as well. Yellow pitch in bags will be available at the REAL Deal Store. […]
Save water and treat your plants by using a rain barrel. Preorder a rainbarrel from REAL to pick up on May 29, 2021, and help support the next phase of our monarch garden. Orders accepted starting March 22.
Find out what REAL has been up to, and what lies ahead. Members as well as those on our mailing list will receive an invitation, but anyone is welcome. Just ask for a link! Only paid up members entitled to vote. If you are interested in exploring the possibility of joining our board, […]