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Ongoing: In Case You Missed it Mondays - USC-Canada news roundup

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - GO WILD GROW WILD!
Tuesday, April 11 - ReForest London Orientation Training

Thursday, April 20 - NELC Conversation: Climate Change - Why Should I Care?
Saturday, April 22 - March for Science
Saturday, April 22 - Backyard Chicken Keeping Workshop!
Sunday, April 23 - get orders in to Artemesia's Forest Garden Nursery for April 29 pick-up

Sunday, April 30 - tours, garden exhibitions and plant sale at Civic Garden greenhouses! Free admission!
Friday, May 5 and Saturday 6th - Canada 150 Flower Show by Garden Club of London

Saturday, May 13 - Native Plant Sale for Thames Talbot Land Trust
Saturday, May 13 - Plant Exchange at Stoney Creek Public Library
Saturday, May 20 - Plant exchanges at Jalna, East London, and Landon Public Libraries
Saturday, May 20 - Lambeth Horticultural Society Annual Plant Sale

Saturday, May 27 - Plant Exchanges at Masonville and Beacock Public Libraries

 


 

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In Case You Missed It Mondays

Each week, USC-Canada posts In Case You Missed It Mondays, news from many sources and aspects of agriculture and food production. 

Check for this regularly.  Hey, just check USC's site. There's so much, and so much positive ... meaning so many people and communities doing something positive and productive, thoughtful, activist ...

Start with USC-Canada's website, then drop down Resources to come to News.

We're keeping this on top of events and news because ICYMI Monday is always new news and events. 

 

 

 

 

Go Wild Grow Wild ... 3rd Carolinian Canada Sponsored event!

Saturday, April 8, 2017          9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Agriplex Building, Western Fair District, London, Ontario

from the website: Check out the largest gathering of region’s businesses, experts, organizations, and groups to inspire your next adventure! Go Wild Grow Wild Expo will showcase what to do, where to go, and how to protect Carolinian Canada through interactive workshops, live demonstrations, booths and so much more!!

Website: https://caroliniancanada.ca/expo                                          posted Mon. Jan. 16/17  

ReForest London Orientation Training

Tuesday, April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
ReForest London Office, 944 Western Counties Road,
London, ON (behind Parkwood Hospital).

This is our basic introduction training for all volunteers who are interested in getting more involved with our organization. This training session familiarizes you with our organization, our goals, and provides information on our volunteer opportunities. We also introduce you to native trees and how to plant them.
We ask new volunteers to take this class before continuing on to other training sessions. ReForest London Orientation consists of one (1 hour) classroom session, with 15 minutes allocated for questions.
You do NOT need to take this Orientation to be able to participate in our Tree Planting or Aftercare events.

ReForest London has many programs and projects going on ... and many more volunteer opportunities than just this one! Check out the ReForest London website at http://www.reforestlondon.ca

 

Climate Change – Why Should I Care?

Thursday, April 20, 2017, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.  doors open 5:30
Crouch Branch Library, 550 Hamilton Road, London, Ontario

Northeast Community Conversations Group, in collaboration with the Council of Canadians-London chapter, invite you to join a community conversation centered on the world in which we live, and the impact of this growing crisis: Climate Change - Why Should I Care?

Pre-Register please! Limited Seating! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/climate-change-why-should-i-care-tickets-33313482523
FREE ADMISSION ~ FREE PARKING ~ ALL ARE WELCOME!

If you are passionate about environmental issues - you should attend!
If you are a social activist on climate change issues - you should attend!
If you know about climate change, and have ideas on who we can work as a community to reduce it - you should attend!
If you havelittle knowledge about climate change and its impact on future generations - YOU SHOULD ATTEND!

if you have questions about NELC or this program please contact Jacqueline Fraser, lead organizer, at Email: necommunityconversations@gmail.com or Phone: 519-453-3198

 

March for Science

Saturday, April 22, 2017   - 10:00 a.m. to noon
Victoria Park, London (corner of Richmond and Central)

From the email received:

The March for Science is a global celebration of our passion for science as well as a call to support and safeguard the scientific community from muzzling, funding cuts and political or corporate interference. We as Canadians know too well the damage that can be done by an anti-science political agenda. Yet we also know first-hand the positive change that is possible when scientists come together to defend science and its critical role in our society and democracy. Join us on April 22nd [10 a.m. to noon] as we come together in Canada, in the US, and around the world, to march in solidarity with our American neighbours and stand in defence of science.

These issues are not new to Canadian scientists: we fought a long battle against the gutting of research programs, the closure of labs, muzzling of government scientists and ideologically driven policies. While Canadian science has made great strides recently, the current situation for science in the United States is a reminder that this progress is always under threat. Some fields of science are politicized and targeted for anti-science policies; marginalized scientists are particularly vulnerable to a hostile government.

Science is international - cuts to American science hurt Canadian science. Our nations are deeply entwined, and our shared border means that policies and regulations in the US have a direct impact on Canada. This is an era of “alternative facts” and pervasive ideology: evidence and science are more important yet more vulnerable than ever before. Now is the time for people who support scientific research and evidence-based policies to take a public stand and be counted. Standing up for science means standing with scientists of all races, all genders, all sexual orientations, all abilities, all socioeconomic backgrounds, all religions, all nationalities, and all political perspectives.

Guest speakers are:
Dr. Susanne Schmid, Western University
Gordon Neish, Evidence For Democracy – London Chapter
Henry Smallboy
George Henry, Chippewa of the Thames 

Dr. Amanda J. Moehring, Lead Organizer, March For Science – London, ON
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1113253208802516/
March For Science – main website
https://www.marchforscience.com/

Dirka Prout, Science Pledge Ambassador, Evidence For Democracy - London Chapter
https://www.facebook.com/EDSciAMLondon
www.evidencefordemocracy.ca

Backyard Chicken Keeping Workshop!

Saturday, April 22, 2017                   1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Little Farm in the City is offering a Backyard Chicken Keeping workshop.  The workshop will cover these topics; what kind of chickens are best for egg laying; how to raise baby chicks (see a brooder box demo); feeding and watering; the coop and run; security and food safety; seasonal considerations; why backyard eggs are better; and other important things.  Resource information will be provided.  Workshop limited to 10 people.  Cost: $40.00.

To register:   Please reply to Celeste at acadie12@hotmail.com

 

Artemesia’s Forest Garden Nursery ... get orders in by April 23

Order by April 23 for pick-up April 29
The Living Centre, 5871 Bells Rd., London

Located at The Living Centre, an eco-spiritual education centre, just outside London, Ontario, Artemisia’s Forest Garden Nursery is a collaboration between Rob Read and Shantree Kacera.  Its mission is “to share a growing variety of edible, medicinal, and useful trees, shrubs, vines, and plants, especially suited for Forest Gardens in southwestern Ontario.”  Plants are grown locally, and in ways that regenerate the earth. 

The website and catalogue of plants available is here:  http://forestgardennursery.ca/nursery/?page_id=33

For spring planting, here’s what the website says:

1. Order online by Sunday, April 23, 2017.
2. Pick-up plants at the Living Centre, near London, Ontario, Canada on Saturday, April 29, 2017 between 9am-4pm.
We do not ship plants. Most plants are bagged bareroot, moist, and labeled – swift pick-up and planting is essential. Most plants are grown on-site at the Living Centre using ‘beyond organic’ permaculture methods. A limited number of plants we feel are important are imported and resold in pots or bare-root.
If you have questions, don’t hesitate to email us at readrobread@gmail.com

Artemesia has one May and one October pick-up date each year, so if you decide later in the season you need more plants you’ll have another opportunity to purchase.

Greenhouse Tour & Open House of London Civic Garden Complex

Sunday, April 30, 2017           1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
London Civic Garden Complex, 625 Springbank Drive, just west of Wonderland, London

Guided tours of the City of London greenhouses. Garden Styles Around the World exhibits will include:
Native Plants from Carolinian Canada
Canada’s woodland garden from Garden Club of London
3 Sisters Garden by Skka-Nah-Doht Village and Museum
Jamaica-Tropical Plants from VanLuyk Greenhouses

Free Admission – donations appreciated.  Please note that the London Civic Greenhouses supply plants to about 20 social agencies in London so that they have gardens for all to enjoy!

The Eagle Flight Drum and Dance – Pow Wow will be featured.  Free Potted herb or tree seedlings while quantities last.  Children may pot a seedling to take home.  There will be compost and plants, and refreshments for sale. 

For more information: inquire@friendslcgc.com               www.friendslcgc.com

Canada 150 Flower Show hosted by Garden Club of London

Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6 ... both days 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Civic Garden Complex, 625 Springbank Drive, London

The Garden Club of London Invites you to its Canada 150 Flower Show
... with demonstrations at 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2:00 p.m.
... and a tea room open from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Admission:  $5.00 p.m.       children 12 and under free     Garden Club website:  www.gardencluboflondon.ca

 

Native Plant Sale for Thames Talbot Land Trust

May 13, 2017 at 8am - 1pm
Covent Garden Market - Farmers Market, London, Ontario

Grab some native plants for your garden and support TTLT at the same time! 100% of proceeds go to the Thames Talbot Land Trust. These plants will make a great mothers day gift!  We will be selling a wide range of native grasses and wildflowers that will attract birds and butterflies to your garden! Plants will be available as plugs or in 4 inch pots. For more information please contact: Julia Eastabrook – julia.eastabrook@ttlt.ca  519-858-3442

Thames Talbot Land Trust is a community-based, charitable organization which works to conserve land.  TTLT’s geographic mandate is the Carolinian Zone in Southwestern Ontario, one of the most diverse and endangered ecosystems in Canada.  TTLT cares for 14 properties, some of which are closed conservation areas and some which have trails for visitors to enjoy the area.  For more information please check the website – http://www.ttlt.ca

 

Plant Exchange at Stoney Creek Public Library

Saturday, 13 May 2017 10:00am-12:00pm                                                posted April 12/117
Stoney Creek Library, 920 Sunningdale Road East ... will be held outdoors ... ph. 519-930-2065

Plant exchanges are a way to share your own plants, seeds, bulbs, and cuttings ... and make some space in your garden without having to compost plants that have spread too far!  It’s also a way to add someone else’ treasures to your own garden.  It’s likely you’ll have a chat with another gardener who is bringing and selecting, and volunteers from the Master Gardeners will be at most locations to answer gardening questions and help identify and select plants. 

These plant exchanges are free!  (and really, no one will complain if you take a plant and don’t have something to trade)  Please label anything you bring.  A daylily may be the most familiar thing in the world to you, but to someone else it might look like a corn plant or a yucca! :-)    And leakproof containers like plastic bags or yogourt tubs are much appreciated!

To find more information about these library events and locations please Click here  

Plant Exchanges at Jalna, East London, and Landon Libraries

Saturday, 20 May 2017 10:00am-12:00pm 
Jalna Public Library,
1119 Jalna Blvd., 519-685-6465                                               posted April 12/117

Saturday, 20 May 2017 10:00am-12:00pm 
East London Public Library,
Rotary Meeting Room, 2016 Dundas St, London, Ontario ...  Phone: (519) 451-7600

Saturday, 20 May 2017 10:00am-12:00pm 
Landon Library
, 167 Wortley Road, London,  ph. 519-439-6240

Plant exchanges are a way to share your own plants, seeds, bulbs, and cuttings ... and make some space in your garden without having to compost plants that have spread too far!  It’s also a way to add someone else’ treasures to your own garden.  It’s likely you’ll have a chat with another gardener who is bringing and selecting, and volunteers from the Master Gardeners will be at most locations to answer gardening questions and help identify and select plants. 

These plant exchanges are free!  (and really, no one will complain if you take a plant and don’t have something to trade)  Please label anything you bring.  A daylily may be the most familiar thing in the world to you, but to someone else it might look like a corn plant or a yucca! :-)    And leakproof containers like plastic bags or yogourt tubs are much appreciated.

To find more information about these library events and locations please Click here  

Plant Sale – Lambeth Horticultural Society

Saturday, May 20, 2017        8:00 a.m. to Noon
Lambeth United Church parking lot, 4268 Colonel Talbot Road, London

Annuals     Perennials     Grasses     Tomatoes     Lilies            Herbs
Quality Compost & Gardening items for Sale!

Lambeth Horticultural Society:  http://www.lambethhort.com   inquire@lambethhort.com ... or phone 519-857-9484

Plant Exchanges at Masonville and Beacock Libraries

Saturday, 27 May 2017 10:00am-12:00pm 
Masonville Library,
Sifton room, 30 North Centre Road,  519-660-4646                                                posted April 12/117

Saturday, 27 May 2017 2:00pm-4:00pm 
Beacock Library
, in the lobby, 1280 Huron Street, (519) 451-8140

Plant exchanges are a way to share your own plants, seeds, bulbs, and cuttings ... and make some space in your garden without having to compost plants that have spread too far!  It’s also a way to add someone else’ treasures to your own garden.  It’s likely you’ll have a chat with another gardener who is bringing and selecting, and volunteers from the Master Gardeners will be at most locations to answer gardening questions and help identify and select plants. 

These plant exchanges are free!  (and really, no one will complain if you take a plant and don’t have something to trade)  Please label anything you bring.  A daylily may be the most familiar thing in the world to you, but to someone else it might look like a corn plant or a yucca! :-)    And leakproof containers like plastic bags or yogourt tubs are much appreciated!

To find more information about these library events and locations please Click here  

 

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