St. John's Anglican Church, Community Garden, is participating in Whitby in Bloom!
This Saturday, July 16th, 10am to 4pm, east of Brock St, off Victoria, in the St. John's parking lot.
Bring a food donation and come and see us!
November 20-29, 2016
DIG is partnering collaboratively with the Center for Global Justice to experience Cuban culture and the vibrancy of its people in this 10 day trip hosted by Havana’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Center. Sponsored by the Center for Global Justice and Via Organica along with Organic Consumers Association.
For more information visit: http://www.globaljusticecenter.org/organic_agriculture_cuba
COME JOIN US THIS SATURDAY!
Youth Council member Esperanza Salas is coordinating a native species planting to create a pollinator habitat. The event will take place Saturday June 4th from 10-12pm. It will be held at 150 Victoria St E, Whitby, ON L1N 9L8 behind St. John's community garden.
Background: Ontario Nature’s Youth Council is currently planning the sixth annual Our Special Spaces event. The event started in 2011 based on the Youth Council’s desire to engage communities across the province in a one-of-a-kind concurrent conservation volunteering event. Several dozen very successful ‘Our Special Spaces’ events have been held by Youth Council members in partnership with local naturalist groups since 2011. These events on average have had 250 volunteers each year.
Theme: “Our Special Spaces” – The Youth Council aims to work alongside a local naturalist club or environmental group to identify a ‘special space’ in the community in need of some kind of restoration or conservation activity. For 2016 we would like to focus on creating pollinator habitats through native wildflower and shrub plantings in communities across Ontario.
Sarah Hedges, Conservation and Education Coordinator for Ontario Nature, has more information and can be reached at email@example.com or (416) 444-8419 X 241.
The Durham Master Gardeners will lead these four workshops geared to those who want to become successful home gardeners. The workshops will cover a range of topics all designed to provide the home gardener with the confidence and skills to become happy gardeners.
For more info: www.durhamcollege.ca/coned
Come "Experience the Harvest" at the Whitby Ajax Garden Project on Saturday October 3rd from 10am - 4pm. Activities include a Fall Floral Design Demo, Nordic Pole Walking Demo, Herbal Wreath Demo, a Marketplace and so much more. Bring your family and join us for an afternoon of fun at the Whitby Ajax Garden Project. Free Admission!
The Foundation for Building Sustainable Communities (FBSC) is hosting its 5th Annual Harvest Dinner. This community driven, grass roots movement is inviting residents to join us in tasting the harvests of food gardens throughout the Region. FBSC has partnered with the Royal Canadian Legion and the Ladies Auxiliary. This partnership was created to host the Victory Gardens Harvest Dinner in support of local food and a stronger community. As a tradition, the event uses as much food as possible grown at the Victory Garden. This year, we are recognizing the hard work of, and honouring community gardens across Durham Region. The proceeds will be donated to DIG in our goal of growing food and community through supporting urban agriculture in Durham..
A discount rate of $20 before September 16th is a available for DIG members. For Non DIG members tickets will be $25.
We are asking DIG Supporters to do the following:
- Make a vegetable donation – squash, potatoes, cabbage, carrots, greens, onions etc (drop at Oshawa Legion at 471 Simcoe St. S. by Wed. Sept. 21; contact DIG firstname.lastname@example.org with questions)
- Agree to a video interview highlighting their garden and contribution
- Host a display table at the event
- Purchase 4 to 10 tickets (60 have been reserved for DIG members)
Tickets are available at the Legion, FBSC and online at the following link:
Let's come together to celebrate community and food! Mary Drummond, President, DIG Board
Congratulations to the St. Andrews and Mary St. Community Garden's. Both gardens are celebrating their 5th anniversary this year. Let's celebrate their accomplishments by telling them how great the gardens have become!
DIG is excited to announce the gardens participating in this years Community Garden Tour. Please join us this Sunday July 26th in celebrating all the unique ways that Durham gardeners are producing tasty foods and beautiful flowers.
Join the Whitby Ajax Garden Project for their annual summer open house on Saturday July 18th. Seminars and gardening activities for the whole family will be hosted throughout the day.
We are excited to announce the date for our annual Community Garden Tour: July 26th @ 9:30am. This years tour will include the launch of DIG's new Pest and Disease Field Guide, a propagating Lavender workshop and stops at 6 different community gardens.
Join us at The Table Restaurant, 20 Simcoe Street South on Tuesday, May 12 at 7:00 pm. Steve Lawrence, from Dare2Dream Farm, will be providing a fascinating talk on: Beekeeping today, bee health, pollination from both natural and honey bee, and systemic pesticides and their effects.
Spring has Sprung. Come join us on Saturday May 30th at the South Oshawa Community Centre, 1455 Cedar Street South from 9am-3pm. There will be bargains galore! Featured items include perennials, annuals, garden art, herbs, dahlias, clematis & much more! https://goo.gl/maps/w4bDd
Join us on Tuesday May 12 as Optimist Club members in cooperation with the Brooklin Horticultural Society organize and provide materials for children to create their own take-home kitchen garden.
There are many great local food assets in Durham Region, including community gardens, school greenhouses, local food procurement, harvest trading tables, foodscapes, gardening workshops, and more! To learn more about these food assets, the Durham Food Policy Council partnered with Ryerson University to develop the Durham Food Map.
Please join us for the next Tuesday at The Table to hear Ludmila Haynos-Owen talk about her hand-crafted lavender products. Tuesday, April 7th 7:00 pm The Table Restaurant 20 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa
Want to get your vegetable seeds off to a good start? Join experienced market gardener John Nowakowski and learn his seed starting tips! Get practical and helpful advice regarding seed starting Soil Mediums, seeds, seed sources and timing.
We are especially excited to have guest speaker Victoria Fast, Phd candidate from Ryerson University speak on “Creating a Participatory Food Map for Durham Region”.
Tuesday March 3, 2015, 7pm. We will be back at The Table restaurant for our second Table Talk of this winter’s sessions. Our speaker will be Julie Belli of Carpe Diem Cheese.