Posted: Saturday, 05 December 2020
The people of North Grenville know and appreciate Ferguson Forest Centre (FFC). We hike or ski the many kilometres of trails through the forest, take our dogs to the Dog Park, stroll the paths in the Arboretum, and launch kayaks at Anniversary Park. We admire Veterans Memorial Park and Veterans Way, and feel a sense of communal pride in the fields full of small trees clearly reflecting an active green farming operation. Few people realize that the tree nursery is the financial engine that supports all other FFC activities on the Centre’s recreational lands that the community uses and cherishes.…
On November 9, 2020 the FFCC Board approved a revised arboretum plan (long term vision).
It was a cold, crisp day in December 2019 when Rosemary (Rose) Fleguel, RVCA's resident butternut expert, pulled up in her truck to meet North Grenville woodlot owner Warren Dool at his 47-acre property. Her mission? To find any and all living and healthy butternut trees - a cause to which she has dedicated the bulk of her long career.  To say Rose is unique is an understatement — biting wit aside, she's Eastern Ontario's foremost butternut expert, and involved in every regional effort to save the rapidly disappearing endangered species. And she's had success; so much success, in fact,…
This year’s fall equinox marked the end of an era at Ferguson Forest Centre as Ed Patchell formally retired after 20 years of service as Chief Executive Officer of the Ferguson Forest Centre Corporation. Ed’ forestry career began in 1978 with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests (OMNRF), where he worked at their Thunder Bay tree nursery for eight years. In 1986, Ed relocated to Kemptville, spending 10 years at the G. Howard Ferguson Forest Station and two years as a lands technician and forester, for a total of 20 years of service with OMNRF. From 1998 to…
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Annual Events

  • May
    Spring Plant Sale

    Kemptville Horticultural Society holds their Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, May 16th from 8:30am to noon at the Ferguson Forest Centre. Come early for best selection or take advantage of the 2 for 1 deal after 11am.