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Volunteer with ReForest London


July 17 Food Not Lawns London Canada meeting
July 24 Herb Walk - Herbs for Ecological Restoration


August 7 - Nature is the Classroom - walk
August 9 - Mantis Arts and Eco-Festival
August 21 - Localizing our medicine cabinet
Sept 20 - 28 Organic Week
Sept. 22 - next AWEsome London pitch night

Oct 4 Celebration event of St. Francis
October 11, 2014 Day of the Girl


 

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Volunteer with ReForest London

Through the summer, ReForest London volunteers go out to sites where trees have been planted and make sure they are adequately watered, not damaged, and that some weeding is done.

If you would like to help with this important care program with ReForest London, please check their website at http://reforestlondon.ca/

Food Not Lawns London Canada meeting

Food Not Lawns London Canada meeting

Thursday, July 17, 7-8:30 p.m.
East Village Arts Collective (http://www.eastvillagearts.ca/) 757 Dundas Street East
(a scent free environment please!)

Email any agenda items early to foodnotlawnslondoncanada@gmail.com

www.foodnotlawnslondoncanada.org

Herb Walk - Herbs for Ecological Regeneration

Thursday, July 24, 7:00 p.m.
The Living Centre, 5871 Bells Rd., London

The regeneration of nature, an essential aspect of restoring our backyards and local communities is to bring in the restorative plants. Native herbs have a powerful way of rebuilding soil fertility. Deep rooted perennial plants draw forth nutrients that create an ecological balance in ecosystem function. By regenerating our ecosystems we regenerate ourselves.

Fee of $25.00. Full details and to register:  http://www.thelivingcentre.com/cms/events/herb-walks
Phone: 519-652-0230 or 519-652-9109

The Living Centre is a 50 acre eco-spiritual, educational sanctuary.  It is a beautiful space, run by knowledgeable people, Shantree and Lorenna.  There are many, varied courses throughout all seasons of the year.  It is both a CSA - Community Supported Agriculture - operation, and a Community Supported Education centre.

Herb Walk - Nature is the Classroom

Thursday, August 7, 7:00 p.m.
The Living Centre, 5871 Bells Rd., London

Wild plants and herbs occur naturally in the wild, and are abundant in this native region of Carolinian Canada. There is absolutely nothing so calming and interesting as a tour around the natural areas of The Living Centre

Fee of $25.00. Full details and to register:  http://www.thelivingcentre.com/cms/events/herb-walks
Phone: 519-652-0230 or 519-652-9109

The Living Centre is a 50 acre eco-spiritual, educational sanctuary.  It is a beautiful space, run by knowledgeable people, Shantree and Lorenna.  There are many, varied courses throughout all seasons of the year.  It is both a CSA - Community Supported Agriculture - operation, and a Community Supported Education centre.

Mantis Arts and Eco-Festival

Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

On Boler Mountain,

The Second Annual Mantis Festival has Art, Nature, Cycling, Buskers, Local food, a Children's Area, and More - this festival has something for everyone!

Spaces are still available for artists to apply to sell their work! Check the website.

Mantis Festival Website: http://www.mantisfestival.ca or E-Mail: mantis.festival@gmail.com

Herb Walk - Localizing Our Medicine Cabinet

Thursday, August 21, 7:00 p.m.
The Living Centre, 5871 Bells Rd., London

Wild plants and herbs that occur naturally in the wild, and are abundant in this native region of Carolinian Canada. Containing up to 100 times more health enhancing elements than cultivated plants due to environmental differences in soil, air, water, weather and other required elements for cultivation, wild plants are considered by herbal practitioners to be the best healing remedy for aging illness, ulcers, allergies, body character change, nervousness, stress, and constipation. This plant walk emphasizes understanding the energetic and medicinal actions of plants through taste and smell, as well as through traditional, nutritional and practical application. Visit the medicine wheel herb garden ~ on our 50 acre sanctuary which has over 1,000 species of plants.

Fee of $25.00. Full details and to register:  http://www.thelivingcentre.com/cms/events/herb-walks
Phone: 519-652-0230 or 519-652-9109

The Living Centre is a 50 acre eco-spiritual, educational sanctuary.  It is a beautiful space, run by knowledgeable people, Shantree and Lorenna.  There are many, varied courses throughout all seasons of the year.  It is both a CSA - Community Supported Agriculture - operation, and a Community Supported Education centre.

Organic Week - September 20 -28, 2014

To find out more about Organic Week, get some ideas for celebration, and to list your event, ... check out the Organic Week website: http://organicweek.ca/about/ and you can email for more info too: info@organicweek.ca

Canada’s National Organic Week is the largest annual celebration of organic food, farming and products across the country. Hundreds of individual events showcase the benefits of organic agriculture and its positive impact on the environment. Organic represents a vibrant alternative food system and an alternative option for clothing, personal care and cleaning products.

Last year, events included anything from pickling workshops to recipes contests, farm tours, or organic food and drink tastings in retail locations across the country. If you want to get involved in organic week this year check out the Organic Week events section of the website or plan an event in your community.

CGL thanks the Canadian Organic Growers for letting us know about this Canada-wide celebration of the best way to farm and eat!

AWESOME London - $1000 to turn your dream project into reality

Next pitch night - Monday, September 22      (deadline for ideas is September 18)

Forwarding the idea of AWESOME in the Universe, one idea at a time!

If you have an awesome idea, you just might be awarded $1000 to make it happen. Londoners who know London ideas are awesome have pooled funds to award $1000 every two months to allow someone to bring to reality her or his awesome idea. The application form is online through the website: http://www.awesomefoundation.org/en/chapters/london-ontario and don't be shy about standing up to present ... the audience is always friendly.

A documentary about the busking scene in London?  Mark Wilkie-Facchin's awesome idea - the most recent win - can be read here

London art available through a mobile vending machine?  AWESOME.  Check out the LFPress coverage here

AWESOME ideas aren't just in London, either ... check out the AWESOME Foundation: http://www.awesomefoundation.org/en

Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi

October 4, 2014 - a Saturday this year

St. Francis is remembered for his generosity to the poor, and his love of animals and nature. He founded the Roman Catholic order of Franciscans. On his feast day, some churches welcome their parishioners with animals for a blessing of animals ... of all kinds. Watch for a celebration this year, 2014.

Day of the Girl

11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. For its second observance, this year’s Day will focus on “Innovating for Girls’ Education”. http://www.un.org/en/events/girlchild/

For more information on UNICEF’s initiatives and activities for the Day please visit: http://www.unicef.org/gender/gender_66021.html

For more information on UN Women’s initiatives and activities for the Day please visit:
http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/girl-child-day-compilation/#Message
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