News Abbey Gardens a key contributor to United Nations Designation for Haliburton County SHARE ON: Kenny Trenton, contributor, Wednesday, Jun. 7th, 2017 Photo: Supplied by Kenny Trenton Haliburton County received a United Nations designation for sustainability education in large part thanks to Abbey Gardens. The county was recognized as a Regional Centre of Expertise two weeks ago because of its progress towards creating green jobs. Gardens Operating Manager Heather Reid says they love to teach visitors about agriculture. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Heather-1.mp3 The main component for being an R.C.E. is education on green initiatives. Reid says they have a garden quest that is very popular with children. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Heather-2.mp3 According to Reid a couple of tenants at the gardens also teach the public about the green economy. She says Haliburton Solar and Wind has a big educational component. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Heather-3.mp3 Reid reminds us that Abbey Gardens offers educational program for people of all ages.