Sat. May 7th: OTTAWA STREET FARMERS MARKET "MOTHERS DAY WEEKEND"
Ottawa Street Farmers Market is celebrating Mothers this Saturday May 7th from 10am-2pm.
Bring your mom to the market for a special live musical performance by "The Cardinal Newman Highschool Glee Club" and Plant a Pansy for your mom. Market staff will be helping kids plant their FREE pansies in pots to give to their moms.
The market is located at 204 Ottawa Street North. The market is open Friday and Saturday, year round from 7am-3pm.
For more information, contact info(at)ottawastreetfarmers.com
Thur May 12th: ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL (St. Augustine School, Dundas, ON)
Thursday May 12,
Doors open at 6pm, first film starts at 6:30pm.
St. Augustine School, 25 Alma St, Dundas, ON.
Two award winning presentations:
"Bag It: Is your life too plastic?" We see how our crazy-for-plastic world has finally caught up to us and what we can do about it.
Recommended for grades 4-12
"...And this is my garden." In the small town of Northern Manitoba, two school teachers are empowering their students with the knowledge, disclipine and skill to grow their own food in backyard gardens.
Recommended for grades 1-4
Suggested donation $2 for individuals
$5 for families and / or canned goods.
Proceeds to benefit Dundas Community Food Bank and Good Shepherd Services.
PLUS! Community Shared Agriculture Exhibits and Prizes from ManoRun Organic Farm and Plan B Organic Farm.
THUR MAY 12th: HALTON FOOD COUNCIL's "SETTING OUR PRIORITIES" EVENT: (please note the May 9th registration deadline)
You are invited to:
The Halton Food Council's "Setting our Priorities" Forum
GET INFORMED!...GET INSPIRED!....GET INVOLVED!
Thursday May 12th from 8:30-1:30pm. Burlington, ON
St. Christopher's Anglican Church
662 Guelph Line
Learn more about community food and farm issues in Halton
Participate in creating local solutions
Help us set priorities for action
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
local food advocates
community nutrition program workers
food bank workers and food security advocates
anyone interested in making healthy food for all a reality for Halton
Karen Burson, Project Manager, Hamilton Eat Local, Environment Hamilton
Dr. Samina Raja, Urban and Regional Planner involved with Food Security Planning and Community Health, University of Buffalo
Halton Food Council - Members will share results of our community food assessment and will join the speakers in a panel discussion about what we can do in Halton.
YOU! - We want to hear your thoughts and priorities on community food and farming in Halton.
There is no cost to attendees for the day.
Refreshments and lunch will be provided.
Limited seating is available so please RSVP by May 9, 2011 by requesting a ticket.
Send this announcement on to others who may be interested in attending.
Thank you to Halton Region Health Department for funding this event.
Phone 905-825-6000 ext. 7887