Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Food & Election Webinars Coming Up!

Food & Elections Webinar Trainings
As part of our Vote ON Food and Farming campaign, Sustain Ontario is hosting a series of 4 webinars focused on the Provincial Elections. 

Food in the Ontario Government
August 30th, 7pm-8:30pm
Join Sustain Ontario’s Director, Ravenna Nuaimy-Barker, Lauren Baker, Coordinator of the Toronto Food Policy Council Rod MacRae from York University, Jamie Reaume from the Holland Marsh Growers’ Association, Christie Young from Farmstart and policy advisor David Harvey for a panel discussion on Food and Farming in the Ontario Context.  Learn more about how the different levels of government interact and why the Ontario government plays a key role in food systems change. 
Register online here by August 25th.

Vote ON Food and Farming
September 1st, 7-8pm
This is a chance to learn about the Vote ON Food and Farming Campaign, Sustain Ontario election tools and campaign ideas from across the province.  It is a chance to ask questions and share your experience with others. Hosted by Sustain Ontario's program coordinator, Carolyn Young, and the Elections Working Group. Please send any pressing questions in advance to
Register online here by August 26th.

Playing Politics: A Pre-Election Primer
Sept 6th, 7:00-8:00pm
Playing Politics is an hour-long webinar, designed to assist food champions in preparing for the 2011 Ontario Election. 
Presented by Advocacy School Principal Sean Moore, a public policy advocate with over 30 years of experience in Canada and the US, the webinar will provide a rich combination of operating principles, examples, mini-case studies and practical tools to guide and support your advocacy efforts before, during and after the October 6th general election.
Register online here by September 1st.

Speaking to the Media
September 7, 7pm-9pm
This presentation and workshop by Dave Meslin takes a fresh look at media training, exploring the interpersonal relationship between the interviewer and the subject. We’ll explore the art of connecting with journalists, getting your message into the story, protecting yourself, and building long-term rela- tionships with those who can reach millions of readers, listeners or viewers.
Dave Meslin founded the Toronto Public Space Committee. Despite having no funding or staff, the TPSC quickly grew to become one of the most quoted non-profit organisations in Toronto. It was chosen in 2005 as the “Best Activist Group” by both Eye Weekly and NOW magazine and secured feature stories and even a major cover story.
Register online here by September 2nd.

How to Host an Eat-In
September 13, 3:30-4:15
Brooke Ziebell and Meredith Hayes from Foodshare's Field to Table Schools will get you excited about local food with engaging hints, tips and activities for educators, parents, students, school community members and anyone interested in celebrating Ontario produce. 
Foodshare invites you to join them for their Eat-In Ontariofall harvest celebration happening on Friday, September 30th as part of their Recipe for Change initiative - getting food education back into the Ontario curriculum. Brooke and Meredith will show you how you can participate in this fun event with not only your school, but with your colleagues, friends and family too! So join FoodShare to learn, share and celebrate Ontario produce and food education!
Register online here by September 9th. Moving Planet - September 24, 2011

September 24th, 2011
Windsor Riverfront Sculture Park!
Details to follow!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Urban Chickens in Windsor

If the idea of keeping backyard chickens in Windsor is something you don't know too much about, and you would like to learn more, there is a local blog that goes into this subject in more detail:

It includes discussion of the advantages of raising urban hens, dispelling some of the myths surrounding the topic, and you can also read about how backyard hens can help improve the security of our food supply.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

Ford City Community Garden: Community Kitchen on Drouillard Road

Ford City Community Garden: Community Kitchen on Drouillard Road: "The Power of PresenceCommunity Kitchens One of the hopes of having the community garden is to build more links with the kids of the neighbou..."