The Ecoforestry Institute Society is well into their restoration of Merv’s house, now known as the Wilkinson Heritage Homestead. They’ve taken the home right back to the walls to find a solid log and stone structure. Underway now is the installation of the insulation, new flooring and drywalls, bathroom and kitchen renos, as well as the homestead refurbishment. The project team, trades people and volunteers have been dedicated to this huge undertaking. The Timber Framers are generously restoring the exterior logs, and Cheryl Bancroft has volunteered her considerable talents to help design and build a rustic chic decor.
The homestead will serve as an educational centre and an ecotourist accommodation, tentatively to be open for business in October, 2017.
How would you like to sponsor the claw-foot tub, the lily pad lamp, the insulation or one of the bedroom dressers? To make a lasting contribution to the Wilkinson Heritage Homestead just visit http://ecoforestry.ca/homestead/ and select an item that appeals to you. Items can only be sponsored once, so first come, first served! All sponsors will be provided a tax receipt and have their names inscribed on a permanent work of art to be installed at the homestead.
For more information, please contact Kathy Code, EIS Vice Chair at info [at] ecoforestry [dot] ca.