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“From the Chair”

Since we were informed a year ago that the property we want to purchase will not likely come to market until 2017, the Board has decided to focus on developing and implementing pilot projects to show what will happen at Yorklands Green Hub.

One of these project is the Mobile Learning Lab (MLL), which is being developed and designed by the ICON (Ideas Congress) students in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Guelph.

What is the MLL?  Think of a tiny home, on wheels, which can visit schools and other public spaces to provide interactive activities with a sustainable focus on urban agriculture, water conservation and renewable energy.  Our goal is to help the community build resilience in the face of severe climate stress by demonstrating the benefits of choosing a low-impact and carbon-neutral lifestyle.

You will receive more information as the students prepare their designs; we expect to show these to the public in late March.  Also, we are looking for volunteers to work on building the MLL, with a target date of summer 2016.

We can’t do this without your ongoing support:

1.  You can actively participate in the planning and implementing of this project, either as a committee member or an ad hoc volunteer.   Please email for further information

2.  You can provide much needed operational funding by recruiting 5 new members from family, friends and community groups – their membership dues will help cover the cost of the administration of Yorklands.

Anyone interested in becoming a member can do so by visiting the website at

or by contacting for a membership form to be sent with a cheque by regular mail.

With great appreciation

Norah Chaloner, Chair, Yorklands Green Hub

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