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Sat. June 13 - Historic Woodfield Street Fair
June 15 - 21 - Pollinator Week
Mon. June 22 - Public Participation Meeting for London Plan revisions
Mon. June 22 - Time for Change - with Maude Barlow and other speakers
Sat. June 27 - Annual PUBLIC meeting of Rose Land Trust & Sunnivue Farm
Sunday July 5 - Carling Heights Community Garden Tour
Sunday August 2 - Blackfriars Community Gardens Tour
Saturday, August 8 - Mantis Arts and Eco-Festival

Sunday, August 30/15 - World Kitchen Garden Day
Sunday September 12 - Thames Community Gardens Tour

Sat. Sept. 12 and Sun. 13 WomanEarth ... living in the heart of Gaia


Sat. Sept. 19 & Sun. 20th - Active Hope - awakening the courageous heart
Sept. 19 - 26 - National Organic Week

 

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Historic Woodfield Street Fair

Saturday, June 13 (Rain date Sunday, June 14) 11am to 3pm

Come to the Fair! A day of historic fun for the whole family. Princess Avenue will be closed from William to Palace and pedestrian only for this event.

Our small Centre Stage will host music from classical to celtic and performances by local actors. Historic District Horse and Carriage Tours will run around the surrounding neighbourhood.

There will be Victorian Fair Games, games for children of all ages reflective of the late 1800s, historic displays, the Woodfield Cafe with costumed servers, a bookshop, and a variety of historic demonstrations. There will even be a soap box Speakers Corner hosting period rallies.

CGL webkeeper's note: Even if you don't live in Woodfield, you'll be welcome ... you'll meet some nice people at this event, and chances are they'll be gardeners!  Woodfield is one of London's Heritage districts, with many Victorian homes, lots of trees, and - most important - a community of people who love their neighbourhood and care for it by preserving its heritage and beauty, holding events, and monitoring municipal planning and development happenings

http://www.historicwoodfield.com

Pollinator Week - June 15 - 21

Pollinator Week is June 15-21 this year, so take a moment to thank a bee for the fruit, nuts, vegetables, juice, and most of the delicious flavours in your food.

What can YOU do for pollinators? The very best thing you can do is plant for them. Habitat loss is one of the largest stressors responsible for the decline of our bee-loved pollinators, so plant just one pollinator-friendly species, or plant a whole field. Plant native species, or plant species that you know are laden with pollen and nectar. Find out more on the Seeds of Diversity website.

Seeds of Diversity is Canada's heritage seed exchange go-to place: www.seeds.ca

******** Seeds of Diversity Canada does a regular monthly newsletter you can subscribe to! June's is right here

 

Public Participation meeting for London Plan revisions

Monday, June 22, 4:00 p.m., City Hall on Dufferin

Additions to The London Plan are out ... here
The summary/guide to changes is reached from that page.

TIME FOR CHANGE:  A Public Forum on the State of Our Democracy and the Next Federal Election

TIME FOR CHANGE:  A Public Forum on the State of Our Democracy and the Next Federal Election

Monday, June 22, 2015   7:00 p.m.
Central Library, Wolf Performance Hall, 251 Dundas Street, London

Special Guest: Maude Barlow, National chairperson, Council of Canadians
– Hassan Yussuff, President, Canadian Labour Congress
– Jim Stanford Author, Economist & Founder, Progressive Economics Forum 
– David Heap Organizer, Londoners for Door to Door
– Deb Daviau President, Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada
– Colonel Pat Stogran (ret’d) Former Veterans' Ombudsman
– Brigette DePape (Moderator) Youth Vote Campaigner, Council of Canadians

FREE TICKETS: http://time4change-london.eventbrite.ca/

Together, we can choose a government that creates good jobs, invests in public health care, addresses climate change, and so much more.

The public forum will be followed by a hands-on workshop on how to increase voter turnout in your neighbourhood.

This event is organized by the Council of Canadians in partnership with Unifor.   http://canadians.org/GoVote2015

To contact the Council of Canadians in London: Robert Cory (“Rory”), Website/SocialMediaAdmin
londoncouncilofcanadians.ca           Facebook&Twitter: londoncoc       

Annual Public Meeting of of ROSE Land Care Association and Sunnivue Farm

Saturday, June 27, 10:00-2:00

The annual public meeting of the amazing ROSE Land Care Association at Sunnivue Farm will be held on Saturday, June 27.

Special guest speaker will be Jeff Pastorius, founding member of the Root Cellar Cafe and On the Move Organics home delivery. Jeff’s topic will be TOWARD A COOPERATIVE SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEM.

Representatives of the ROSE land trust and Sunnivue Farm will be speaking, and delicious food will be available to eat on the spot and to purchase and take home.

Sunnivue Farm ... http://www.sunnivue-organics.ca ... 519-232-9096       sunnivue-farm@gmx.net

Carling Heights Community Garden Tour

Sunday, July 5 ... 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ... Carling Heights Community Garden near the Community Centre off Oxford Street

Food Not Lawns London Canada is pleased to promote the varied efforts and techniques gardeners use to grow food. We invite you to join members of London's community gardens, Food Not LawnsMantis EcoFest,  London Cycle LinkLondon Community Resource Centre. & OEV Riding Group for a few garden tours on bikes!

Sunday July 5th between 10:00am to 11:00am Carling Heights Community Gardens : Register here.

Sunday August 2nd from 10:00am to 11:00am  Blackfriars Community Gardens: Register here

Saturday September 12th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm Thames Community Garden: Register here

Meet at Lorne Ave Public School at 10:00am on Sunday July 5th and Sunday August 2nd to bike in a group. September 12th will be in partnership with Mantis EcoFest, and will be part of a larger event with multiple gardens to visit (there will be a map available closer to the date). The September 12th tour is independent, but feel free to organize your own group to go with you!

Interested in showing off your garden? Becky Ellis from Mantis EcoFest is organizing a tour date on Saturday September 12th from 1:00-4:00pm and we are looking for some front yard or backyard edible gardeners to showcase their garden. We are hoping to stay in the downtown/SOHO/OEV area to make it easier to cycle from garden to garden. Please email Becky at mantis.festival@gmail.com if you are interested

 

Blackfriars Community Garden Tour

Sunday, August 2 ... 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Blackfriars Garden ... east end of St. Patrick St. by the Thames River

Food Not Lawns London Canada is pleased to promote the varied efforts and techniques gardeners use to grow food. We invite you to join members of London's community gardens, Food Not Lawns, Mantis EcoFest,  London Cycle LinkLondon Community Resource Centre. & OEV Riding Group for a few garden tours on bikes!

Sunday July 5th between 10:00am to 11:00am Carling Heights Community Gardens : Register here.

Sunday August 2nd from 10:00am to 11:00am  Blackfriars Community Gardens: Register here

Saturday September 12th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm Thames Community Garden: Register here

Meet at Lorne Ave Public School at 10:00am on Sunday July 5th and Sunday August 2nd to bike in a group. September 12th will be in partnership with Mantis EcoFest, and will be part of a larger event with multiple gardens to visit (there will be a map available closer to the date). The September 12th tour is independent, but feel free to organize your own group to go with you!

Interested in showing off your garden? Becky Ellis from Mantis EcoFest is organizing a tour date on Saturday September 12th from 1:00-4:00pm and we are looking for some front yard or backyard edible gardeners to showcase their garden. We are hoping to stay in the downtown/SOHO/OEV area to make it easier to cycle from garden to garden. Please email Becky at mantis.festival@gmail.com if you are interested

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Mantis Arts and Eco-Festival

Saturday, August 8, 2015 - starting at 10:00 a.m.
Boler Mountain

Hold the date! It's gonna be great!

Mantis: https://www.facebook.com/MantisFestival

World Kitchen Garden Day - 30 August 2015

Sunday, August 30, 2015 - always the 4th Sunday in August - local info coming nearer date!

World Kitchen Garden Day is an annual, decentralized celebration of food produced on a human-scale. It is an opportunity for people around the world to gather in their gardens with friends, family, and members of their local community to celebrate the multiple pleasures and benefits of home-grown, hand-made foods.  http://kgi.org/world-kitchen-garden-day

How it started: Kitchen Gardens International, founded by Roger Doiron, initiated Kitchen Garden Day in 2004 as a healthy response to "Snack Food Month" organized by the International Snack Food Association each February. The thinking was that if the makers of potato chips, pretzels and fluorescent orange cheese doodles could spend 28 days and millions of dollars promoting their foods, the world's kitchen gardeners should be able to have at least a day for celebrating theirs.

Goals:
To celebrate the positive role of organic kitchen gardening in society, health, and gastronomy
To raise awareness about the benefits of eating local and to encourage people to explore local food options in their areas
To build community spirit, at local and international levels, around the universal experiences of gardening, cooking, and eating

Activities:
How people celebrate International Kitchen Garden Day and with whom is up to them. Some choose to do so in public ways with large gatherings of friends and neighbors, whereas others opt for a more intimate celebration with close family.  Here are a few ideas for some activities you might consider organizing depending on the level of involvement you would like to have:
- a walking tour of gardens in your area
- a kitchen garden or local agriculture potluck
- a kitchen garden taste-test -a harvest or planting party
- a benefit for a local food/gardening charity
- a kitchen garden "teach in"
- a single food theme party
- an activity at a local farm 

Thames Community Garden Tour

Sunday, September 12 ... 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ... Thames Community Garden ... just south of Horton Street and the river, with entrance off Ridout

Food Not Lawns London Canada is pleased to promote the varied efforts and techniques gardeners use to grow food. We invite you to join members of London's community gardens, Food Not Lawns, Mantis EcoFest,  London Cycle LinkLondon Community Resource Centre. & OEV Riding Group for a few garden tours on bikes!

Sunday July 5th between 10:00am to 11:00am Carling Heights Community Gardens : Register here.

Sunday August 2nd from 10:00am to 11:00am  Blackfriars Community Gardens: Register here

Saturday September 12th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm Thames Community Garden: Register here

Meet at Lorne Ave Public School at 10:00am on Sunday July 5th and Sunday August 2nd to bike in a group. September 12th will be in partnership with Mantis EcoFest, and will be part of a larger event with multiple gardens to visit (there will be a map available closer to the date). The September 12th tour is independent, but feel free to organize your own group to go with you!

Interested in showing off your garden? Becky Ellis from Mantis EcoFest is organizing a tour date on Saturday September 12th from 1:00-4:00pm and we are looking for some front yard or backyard edible gardeners to showcase their garden. We are hoping to stay in the downtown/SOHO/OEV area to make it easier to cycle from garden to garden. Please email Becky at mantis.festival@gmail.com if you are interested

 

Woman Earth: Living in the Heart of Gaia

Saturday, September 12 & Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015
at The Living Centre, 5871 Bells Rd, London, Ontario

An Eco-Soulcentric weekend for Women who love the Earth & are fiercely passionate about
• Fostering life-enhancing cultures of peace
• Cultivating joy & creativity
• Living with purpose & compassion
• Growing a new story that serves the whole Earth Community
Protecting the Earth for present & future generations

We believe that together, we can thrive in an ever changing world.
We know that together, we can change the world.

For full details and cost: The Living Centre website: here
http://www.thelivingcentre.com/cms/woman-earth-ecological-being

Organic Week September 19-27, 2015

This year, Canadian Organic Growers and organics organizations across Canada will be celebrating Organic Week September 19-27. COG is busy with partners in the early stages of planning. Stay tuned for events and updates on retail partnerships.  Contact Canadian Organic Growers for more info and how to get involved. http://www.cog.ca

Active Hope: awakening the courageous heart

Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20, 2015
at The Living Centre, 5871 Bells Rd, London, Ontario

Deepening global crisis surrounds us, causing many to fall prey to denial and despair. Active Hope shows us how grief, anger and fear are healthy responses to the harsh realities of our time, and when honored will free us from paralysis, empower us toward creative action.  Join us for a weekend of dialogue and experiential exercises based on the revolutionary practice of the Work that Reconnects, first developed by eco-philosopher Joanna Macy in 1978. Facilitator: Lorenna Bousquet Kacera

Space limited to the first 14 people. Please reserve your space well in advance. Your place will be reserved upon payment.   Course fee: $250.

For full information and to register, please see The Living Centre website here

National Organic Week 2015 - September 19-27

Canada’s National Organic Week is the largest annual celebration of organic food, farming and products. Hundreds of individual events are held across Canada, showcasing the benefits of organic and its positive impact on the environment and human health. Events include contests, feast of fields, workshops, farm tours, etc. and hundreds of our retail partners will be doing in-store promotions.

London events will be posted as plans proceed.

Nationally, Canadian Organic Growers is much involved in planning.  If your organization wants to sign on as an  official Organic Week sponsor, please check out http://organicweek.ca/sponsorship-opportunities/

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