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Solar Powered Farm & Barrel Brewing in the Headwaters

Tour the beautiful and green GoodLot Farm and GoodLot Farmstead Brewing Company with WiRE. Hear about how Goodlot is the first farm-to-barrel brewery in the Greenbelt featuring fresh, hyper-local, estate-quality ales & lagers.

Farm & brewery operations manager Gail Winters is a founding member and former director of the Ontario Hop Growers Association.  She is a trained organic farmer and leads all on-farm growing and local ingredient sourcing programs. Prior to operating a hops farm, Gail managed local and international multi-million dollar film productions for 10 years, with teams of over 50 people under her guidance.  

Managing Partner, Director of Sales and Assistant Hop Grower Phil Winters is a passionate environmental and community activist, who previously directed and grew the renewable energy business in Canada for a Fortune 500 manufacturer, and co-founded Enwise Power where he served as President.  

Cost: $25 + taxes
Visit includes a tour of farm operations, history of the Headwaters area, and a tour of the brewhouse with a focus on net-zero energy systems, organic production and low carbon construction. Lunch and beer sample included.

DATE: August 15, 2108, 11 am - 2 pm
LOCATION: GoodLot Farm & GoodLot Farmstead Brewing Co, 18825 Shaws Creek Rd., Caledon ON

Once purchased, there are no refunds for Field Trips but registrations can be transferred for another attendee.

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EV Exploration with eCAMION and Plug'N Drive

As electric vehicles become an increasingly popular transportation method, the need for a convenient and grid-friendly way to charge is greater than ever. Find out more at this eCAMION site visit and EV charging station demonstration. 

eCAMION is an energy storage solution provider that believes the future of EV charging lies in their battery-equipped charging systems, which provide 10-minute vehicle charges without relying on the energy grid. Take a tour of their manufacturing facility, see a storage-supported fast charger in action, and learn about the crucial role of innovative infrastructure technology in electrifying our mobility systems. 

Plug'n Drive is a non-profit organization committed to accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles in order to maximize their environmental and economic benefits. Since 2011, Plug'n Drive has established itself as a leader in the electric vehicle (EV) industry, a trusted and unbiased source of information on electric cars, charging stations and the electricity sector.  Plug'n Drive opened the Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre (EVDC) in May 2017, the world's first experiential learning facility dedicated to Electric Vehicles which welcomes members of the public to learn about and test drive electric vehicles in a centralized, sales-free, no pressure and family-friendly environment. 

Cost: $25 + taxes
Visit includes a technical presentation
, eCAMION site visit and EV charging station demonstration, and networking lunch.

DATE: September 12 2018, 11 am - 2 pm
LOCATION: eCAMION: 450 Midwest Road, Scarborough ON, M1P 3A9

Once purchased, there are no refunds for Field Trips but registrations can be transferred for another attendee.

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