By Brandy Harrison
LINDSAY Unearth hidden woodlot cash flow, turning a fallen log into a mushroom incubator or tapping into your maple trees potential, with a few helpful tips from the experts at the 21st edition of the Kawartha Lakes Woodlot Conference and Trade Show.
In addition to morning and afternoon sessions on woodlot ecology, how to qualify for the managed forest tax exemption, and long-term approaches to land conservation, the Feb. 21 conference will emphasize small, discussion-based seminars that support the hands-on woodlot management theme.
Farmers can choose two of five concurrent sessions covering timber and firewood harvesting, reforestation, environmental sustainability and habitat conservation, food products and forests, and forest trails and recreation.
More than a dozen local organizations, businesses, and forest specialists will also part of a tradeshow showcasing funding opportunities and forest management resources.
The cost is $25, including hot lunch and tradeshow, or $15 for the tradeshow alone. Get a $5 discount by attending both the woodlot conference and the Kawartha farm stewardship workshop on Feb. 7.
The one-day conference runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at IE Weldon High School in Lindsay.
Register online at www.kawarthaconservation.com/workshops or contact Holly Shipclark at 705-328-2271 ext. 240 or