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October 3, 2012

This Thanksgiving week-end, the Canada Agriculture Museum is harvesting energy

OTTAWA, October 3, 2012 – It was traditionally the time of year when our forebears gave thanks for the harvest of crops that would keep their stomachs full during the winter months.

However, today’s farms are increasingly also harvesting and harnessing the energy that will help keep us warm through the cold season as well.

From the more ancient forms of agricultural energy generation, such as wind power, to new crops such as miscanthus and switch grass who show great potential as sources of renewable fuels, come discover the energy emanating from the Canada Agriculture Museum (CAgM).

Of course, seasonal classics are also sure to please the entire family. Come see a farrier work on farm animals’ hooves (Monday, October 8 only). Take in the bounty of the harvest by tasting pumpkin treats and popcorn.

Of course, young and old alike won’t want to miss Rare Breeds Canada’s poultry display, and some might even be tempted to ride the Tally Ho! Wagon pulled by the CAgM’s Clydesdale horses, Ted and Merrill (extra cost, weather permitting).

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General information

For more information, please visit our Visitor Information page or call 613-991-3053.
Parking is free.

Information:

Olivier Bouffard
Media relations
613-949-5732

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