Turn our map GREEN

Please join us in welcoming rare Charitable Research Reserve to the 2017 Ayr Handmade Spring Show & Sale. rare stewards more than 900 acres of environmentally sensitive lands that are located just minutes from Ayr. These lands are a nature reserve that help clean the air that we breathe and the water that we drink.

Situated on the nature reserve are rare’s community gardens – part of which are used for growing organic produce for our local food banks. Last year alone, rare harvested and delivered over 7000 lbs of fresh vegetables to help feed those in need. Impressive!

rare also maintains over eight kilometres of trails to give all of us the opportunity to reap the physical and mental health benefits of being outdoors in nature.

rare needs our help to finish paying for these lands and ensure financial stability for their stewardship. Of every dollar contributed to their campaign called Turn the Map Green, 90 percent helps pay for the property and 10 percent helps pay for maintaining the trails.

$1 of every admission to the 2017 Ayr Handmade Spring Show & Sale will go to Turn the Map Greenrare will also be at the show selling bird boxes, bee houses, vegetable seedlings and seeds to raise further funds.

Visitors are invited to make additional contributions at rare’s booth at the show.

This is our second show dedicated to helping turn our local map green.