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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 this out regularly. 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.
Spring Plant Exchanges at London Libraries
Calling all gardeners! Bring in your extra cuttings, bulbs and plants to exchange with other gardeners. Please label plants. A volunteer with Master Gardeners may be on hand to answer questions; check ahead with your library to confirm.
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Beacock Library - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
1280 Huron Street, 451-8140
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Crouch Library - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
550 Hamilton Road, 673-0111
Stoney Creek Library - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
920 Sunningdale Rd. E., ph. 519-930-2065
Westmount Library - 10:00 a.m. to noon - outdoors
3200 Wonderland Rd. South, 473-4708
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Jalna Library: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
1119 Jalna Blvd, ph. 519-685-6465
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Byron Library - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - auditorium
1295 Commissioners Road West, 471-4000
Cherryhill Library - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
301 Oxford Street West, 439-6456
East London Library 10:00 a.m. to 12:00noon
2016 Dundas St. E., ph. 519-451-7600
Landon Library - 9:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. - - outdoors
167 Wortley Road, 439-6240
Sherwood Library - 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
#32-1225 Wonderland Rd. N, Sherwood Forest Mall, 519-473-9965
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Masonville Library - 10:00 a.m. to noon
30 North Centre Road, 660-4646
Westmount Library - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
3200 Wonderland Road S.,m 519-473-4708
Plant and Compost Sale - London Fanshawe Horticultural Society
Saturday, May 21, 8:00 am -12:00 pm
At The Eastern Star Temple, 800 Fanshawe Park Rd E between Adelaide and Highbury.
Bagged Compost, Perennials, Herbs, Tomatoes including Heritage varieties, Pond Plants, Metal Garden Sculptures, Gently used garden tools, Friendly gardening advice
What's on your plate? Trade and Food Symposium
MOOtivation & information about the risks of the TPP & CETA
Tuesday May 31, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Stevenson & Hunt Room, London Public Library, Central, 251 Dundas St.
FREE EVENT! Sponsored by Council of Canadians London and National Farmers Union. Donations welcome!
With all the talk on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the government's recent request for people's input, the London Chapter of the Council of Canadians is hosting a food and trade symposium on Tues. May 31st at the Central Library.
"What's On Your Plate: Food and Trade Symposium" will have speakers, booths, music and a Q/A session. The event will share information about risks to our local food system from the proposed new trade deals and highlight how the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) will allow Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH) into our milk from the US.
Along with local speakers, Dr. Shiv Chopra, former scientist for Health Canada, who helped prevent rBGH from entering Canadian dairy over a decade ago, will explain how the TPP will bring this toxic substance to our tables. Discussion will focus on how we can prevent this. Don't mess with our milk!
Discussion will focus on how we can prevent this and create trade that promotes local and safe food. Dimitri Lascaris (lawyer and environmentalist), Amy Wood (Managing Editor, U of T Journal of Political Science), and Joan Brady of the National Farmers' Union. National Farmers Union will also reveal connections between the new trade deals and what's on our plate. Action-oriented with lots of mootivation!
http://www.londoncouncilofcanadians.ca/ https://www.facebook.com/londoncoc/ firstname.lastname@example.org
This event takes place on the ancestral lands of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabek, Lenape, Huron-Wendat, and Attawandaron Peoples.
Addressing Climate Change with Green Infrastructure
http://greytogreenconference.org/ for more information
Wednesday, June 1 through Saturday, June 4, 2016
Department of Architectural Science - Ryerson University
325 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
What is Green Infrastructure?
The Grey to Green Conference on June 1st to 4th is about furthering our understanding of the important contribution of the Green Infrastructure Sector to contributing practical solutions that reduce climate change related costs and enhance our overall prosperity. Green infrastructure is comprised of living technologies such as urban forests, bioswales, engineered wetlands, green roofs and walls, which contribute both to climate change mitigation and adaptation.
The Green Infrastructure Sector is diverse and broad, comprised of many small to medium sized firms, as well as public sector institutions:
- Design professionals (landscape, engineering, architecture)
- Growing media/soil blenders and transportation
- Composting and aggregate firms
- Growing system manufacturers
- Maintenance equipment manufacturers
- Irrigation manufacturers, designers, installers, and maintenance professionals
- Landscape contractors
- Public and private maintenance professionals
- Watershed management
Collectively, these organizations provide hundreds of thousands of jobs, more than 150,000 in Ontario alone, and have the ability to respond quickly to new investments.
Why Grey to Green?
At Grey to Green, we will explore the most recent science on green infrastructure performance, economic valuation and public policy developments, new technological developments, and best practices in design, installation and maintenance.
Our goal is to help inform the current policy debates by making the case for a rapid and significant increase in investment in green infrastructure. Green Infrastructure is an important and underutilized part of the toolbox of approaches required to better prepare our cities and regions for the many challenges of climate change.
Rates vary for "early bird" registration, members of sponsoring organizations, and being a student. Check the registration page to find out what's what ... really, with maximum rate being about $350.00, it's not bad at all ... http://greytogreenconference.org/index.php/registration
The 3rd Annual Forest Garden Convergence
Saturday & Sunday: June 4 & 5, 2016
The Living Centre, Eco-spiritual education sanctuary, 5871 Bells Road, London
Presented by the Carolinian Canada Forest Garden Guild, The Forest Garden Convergence brings people together to explore the skills, resources and results of those who are working to reform, recreate, and reimagine our food systems. Some sessions may also focus on how we educate, how we work, and the communities we build.
Meet and connect with forest garden practitioners, permaculture teachers, designers and students from Southwestern Ontario. Buy products related to forest gardening. Learn about local food and plant medicine and the ecological biodiversity of our region.
Family programming will take place throughout the Convergence, however, at least one parent or guardian is will need to remain with their children. It is free for children under 14 to attend, though we ask that you include their names in the Order Notes section at checkout for our planning purposes.
Early-bird $145 to April 29 Regular price $175
One & two day registration available Click here for complete information & to register
Work-trade positions available!
The Living Centre is an eco-spiritual education centre with a huge range of wonderful programs ... so check the website! Principals are Lorenna Bousquet Kacera and Shantree Kacera. www.thelivingcentre.com
Compost Workshop #2 - a TREA event
Thursday, June 9, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Grosvenor Lodge, 1017 Western Road, London
Indoor & Outdoor composting methods will be explored in this informative and introductory class. Local people who know how to compost will be on hand to explain different types of composting so you can figure out what type will work best for your household. For a limited time, attendees will receive a kitchen catcher and bags. Reserve your spot today
This workshop is part 2 in a series organized by Thames Region Ecological Association. Upcoming workshops will be September 8 and December 8.
TREA website: www.trea.ca
Mantis Arts and Eco Festival - 4th annual!
Saturday, August 13, 2016 10:00:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Boler Mountain, London, Ontario
Save the date for ... Displays, demonstrations, crafts, music, environmentally friendly everything!
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1705765089661700