Hemp processing would be part of ‘Second-century Plan’ for Ontario Tree Seed Facility
Layout of Ontario Tree Seed Facility
AWARE News Network
Hemp collection and processing would be the commercial focus of the former Ontario Tree Seed Facility in Angus under an imaginative proposal that has been submitted to Ontario Premier Doug Ford.
“The Ontario Tree Seed Facility will be the site for natural climate solutions, education and the working needs of our community, operating together as a source of synergy and inspiration for the citizens of Ontario,” the July 22 2019 proposal states. “The site will be called the Natural Climate Solutions, Community and Education Centre.”
The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority and Essa Township are suggested as two government agencies that would play a key role. Industry partners would include Atlas 365, Atlas Hemp and Utopia Hemp. Forests Ontario, the Compost Council of Canada, AWARE Essa and Friends of the Utopia Mill & Park would also utilize portions of the site.
:The Ontario Tree Seed Facility is an important public-good property whose usage has benefited Ontario and our Society’s well-being for the past 97 years,” says Susan Antler, chairs of the Friends of the Utopia Mill & Park. “Its value can continue to contribute to the needs of our Province through its transition to the proposed focus.”