HELD – Pathways to Healthy, Local and Sustainable Food in Our Institutions-An interactive workshop
January 11, 2017
Mount Saint Vincent University
Visit IP Workshop to register by December 16,2016. Note, *limited travel subsidize available*
Georgia McNeil, Community Food Coordinator- Cape Breton
tel (mobile). 902.210.4966 ecologyaction.ca/ourfood
Spring 2016 Garden Leaders Gathering Held Apr. 28, 2016
(Hosted by Naturally Active for Life Victoria County in Baddeck)
Focused on demonstrating practical garden knowledge and building confidence in effective ways to share these skills. Garden Planning: when to plant what and how!; Tips on managing community gardens..And make connections community gardens leaders from across the island.
Hello Garden Leaders! Attached Garden Leaders Gathering Recap.spring2016 is a very general overview of what we got up to. You will find a contact list to work from for staying connected. There are other suggestions for follow-up in the “Wrap-up” section.
I will send along the files for the beautiful garden signs soon. The files are massive so I will have to use online file sharing software. Let me know if there is any other support you are in need of. I will be in touch with details about our fall Garden Leader’s Gathering! Happy Gardening! – JODY NELSON, Community Food Coordinator- Cape Breton
tel(mobile). 902.489.5634 ecologyaction.ca/ourfood
Exciting Workshop Held March 2015 in Cape Breton, Policy 101: Community Action Workshop
An opportunity for advocates, practitioners and volunteers at the community level to access information and tools to better understand and influence policy. This one-day workshop aimed to demystify policy, share stories from the field, integrate local level research and offer practical tools for mapping policies, planning campaigns and local action.
Date: Thursday, March 5
Time: 9 am – 3:30 pm
Location: Gaelic College of Arts and Crafts, 51799 Cabot Trail, Saint Ann’s, NS
Presented by: The Ecology Action Centre and the Pan Cape Breton Local Food Hub
For more information, please contact me, Georgia McNeil, 902-210-4966, email@example.com,
Georgia McNeil Community Food Coordinator- (Our Food Project–Cape Breton) Ecology Action Centre: Phone (mobile): (902) 210-4966
Garden Coordinators Gathering HELD
Dear Garden Coordinators,
I think I speak for many of us when I say that one of the largest benefits coming out of last month’s Garden Coordinators Gathering was the encouragement generated by meeting others, doing similar work, in communities around Cape Breton. Thank you all for making the effort to attend J
A Gathering Recap: 15 people attended, representing 14 gardens, from Cheticamp to Eskazoni . Gardens varied in size and organization; some are gardened collectively others divided up into individual allotments. Some are school gardens, others are attached to community organizations.
There was a consensus in the room that folks wanted to stay better connected. Below is a table with contact info for specific gardens. I’ve added a few gardens that were not represented at the Gathering. If you notice a garden that should be there, send me an email and I’ll add them to the list.
People also expressed interested in having another garden coordinators meeting in the spring. Maybe something that involved more planning around the upcoming growing season. If you have more thoughts on this, please let me know.
Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season! Warmly,
Georgia McNeil <Georgia@ecologyaction.ca>
|Garden Name||Type||Garden Location||Garden Contact|
|1||CBU garden||Collective||Sydney||Len Vassallo -Terry Gibbsfirstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com|
|2||DeGannes garden (family resource center)||Sydney||Len Vassallofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|3||Bridgeport community garden||Glace Bay||Len Vassalloemail@example.com|
|4||Breton Abilities Centre||Community Organization||Sydney River||Pauline Signerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|5||CNRVSB gardens||School||east bay Louisburg||Pauline Signeremail@example.com|
|6||L’arche cape breton sunflower garden program||Community Organization||Whycocomagh NS||Thom Oommenfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|7||baddeck community gardens||Allotment||baddeck||Don Nicholson, Vince Forrestallemail@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org|
|8||Cheticamp Jardin Communautaire||Allotment||cheticamp||joeleen Larade, Paul Gallantemail@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org|
|9||Inverness cottage workshop garden||Community Organization||inverness||Anne little, Cindy O’Neillemail@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org|
|10||middle river consolidated school||School||middle river||Donna Antonemail@example.com|
|13||Whycocomagh school garden||School||Whycocomagh NS||Ann firstname.lastname@example.org|
|14||Pauls Garden||Community Organization||Margaree Forks||Kim Tiselyemail@example.com|
|15||Cape North community garden and Orchard||Cape North||Claudia Gallagher||??|
|16||Pleasant Bay||School||Pleasant Bay School||Denise Aucoin||??|