Women’s Institute at tree nursery

The theme for the Sep­tember meeting of the Alma W.I. was agriculture.  Convenors Helen Moffat and Thel­ma Bosomworth orga­nized a trip to the Wellington County Green Legacy tree farm.

It is a labour-intensive program with two full-time em­ployees and many volunteers. It provides a learning opportunity for over 5,000 students per year.

Manager Rob Johnson show­ed the Little Heritage House, which is also part of the Green Legacy property.

Roll call was answered by naming your favorite tree. We car-pooled from Alma to enjoy lunch in Guelph before our tour.

President Lenora Ar­buckle conducted a short business meeting. Eight members will be attending the Guelph Area Convention Oct. 16 in Fergus.

A donation was made to a volunteer who will be going to Haiti.

Our next meeting will be a barn tour in Mapleton. New at the Alma Hall on Oct. 23 at 2pm.