When the lease expires this year on the Guelph Turfgrass Institute, the property will be returned to the province.
but a group in guelph has an idea for the future of that property: an environmental education centre. Member of the Guelph-Wellington Men’s Club Freeman McEwen says he hopes the province donates the property. He says it would require very little, in the way of renovations, and could be funding with money from the cap-and-trade tax.
The plan would be to set up displays of solar and wind power,and geothermal demonstrations could be set up outside, Bacterial digestion of waste, And the benefit of bees as pollinators at the “G.M. Frost Research and Education Centre”.
the Frost family put up money, initially, to construct the building.
School children could be bused to the centre as a means for a field trip.
That they need now is a champion for the project at Queen’s Park.
They may be putting the pressure on MPP Liz Sandals to be that champion.
McEwan says it would be a tremendous education resource for our youth.
but as the site matures, it would become a world-class research centre, taking advantage of the expertise at the university.
The Turfgrass Institute is located off of Victoria Road.