Although it doesn’t yet feel like spring… IT IS! And gardening season is just around the corner.
We have been very busy bees, preparing for our 2014 gardening season.
This year we have 4 Elementary School gardens, 1 High School garden, 1 Seniors’ Residence Community garden, 2 Firehall Community gardens and fingers crossed our first Municipality Community garden ready to go. We are definitely GROWING! As well as working and teaching within these gardens mentioned, Seeds For Change will be offering community workshops across York Region throughout the gardening season, so please check out our calendar often, for upcoming events in your area!
Seeds For Change would like to congratulate the Sustainability Office at the City of Vaughan, who worked tirelessly and presented their Community Garden Policy at the Committee of the Whole in Council Chambers, on Tuesday March 25th. The policy was unanimously passed! Thank you to the representatives from Seeds For Change who went out to support this initiative donning gardening gloves in solidarity! What an incredible achievement!
Thank you to all of the Councillors for their ongoing support, we are planting seeds for change together.
Food is a basic necessity for life, and yet we see people going hungry in our communities, chronic illnesses on the rise, and farmers struggling to earn a living. Food touches all our lives in a variety of ways, several times each day. It creates community connections, cultural understanding, and is an economic driver.
2015 Food Garden Plots by 2015 Challenge
Seeds For Change has created a new initiative for York Region to grow 2,015 new food gardens by the year 2015. We have thrown the gauntlet down to other regions in Ontario to take on the challenge in their own communities. This challenge will position York Region as the mobilizer, motivating Ontarians to become an integral part of the global food revolution.
Jo White Living Tribute
Seeds For Change has created a living tribute project in honour of Jo White. Jo is the sister of Lynne Koss and aunt to Marissa Wiltshire, founders of Seeds For Change.