Nov 28 Earthrythm Festival
This day long event that blends, Art, Music, Dance and Wisdom into an interactive immersive, and expressive experience to honor the Earth, and our connection with her. The Toronto Seed Library will be tabling throughout the day and volunteer & board member Maria Kasstan will be a part of the panel discussion at 5pm. For more information visit the event’s website by clicking here.
Nov 28 Toronto People’s Assembly on Climate Justice
This event will take place from 9am-5:30pm at the University of Toronto’s Haultain Building at the rear of 170 College St and is FREE. As part of a global call for actions on climate justice, the Toronto People’s Assembly on Climate Justice 2015 will bring together activists, organizations, people from all walks of life for an open forum to discuss community-based responses to the climate crisis. This event is also a direct response to the 2015 United Nations Conference of the Parties talks on the climate in Paris (November 30th to December 11th), and seeks to find alternatives outside of government and industry initiatives, which have served the interests of the rich, rather than people today or our collective future.
The Toronto People’s Assembly on Climate Justice will feature workshops, panels, and assemblies on themes include analyzing climate issues through lenses of race, class, migration & war, gender, health & food justice, local issues of municipal accountability, divestment, anti-capitalist alternatives, and indigenous land rights, sovereignty & solidarity. Click here for more information.
Nov 30 Seed Exchange Training & Discussion
The demand for neighbourhood seed exchanges is growing fast! We’re offering free training sessions for anyone interested in running an event that helps people gain access to heirloom, non-GMO seeds. Join seedy veterans for a mock seed exchange and discussion about what makes a successful event. You will leave training feeling confident in your ability to effectively organize seed exchanges in your community.
If you have a strong interest in seed saving, growing, and/or community building send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please tell us briefly about your interest in and experience with gardening and why you’d like to attend the training. If you cannot attend this training, there will be other opportunities early in the new year in other locations across the city! For more info call 647-438-0038 or visit www.torontourbangrowers.org
Branch update: Our Daily Bread Food Bank branch in South Etobicoke will be closing. However, we are in discussions with another organization in South Etobicoke to host a branch — expect an announcement or update soon!