So next month is kind of light on activities. Earth's General Store is involved in many of the activities - three Movie Mondays, one Workshop Wednesdays (the one on December 17th was cancelled due to a scheduling conflict for the presenter), and the GMO/Genetically Engineered Food speaking tour on December 10th.
I am sure there are lots of activism happening that for some reason I am missing.
Do what you can out there to make the world even more special?
I am writing to you today on behalf of our group, Albertans for Food Safety.My name is Dana Blackwell and our group came out of the desire of people to get involved in the growing food revolution - the global movement towards clean and natural farming methods, away from genetically engineered and chemical-laden foods that have begun to dominate our food supply.
We really want to let you know of a polarizing cross-country speaker’s tour that is coming to Edmonton!We want you to be a part of this exciting opportunity to learn more about Genetic Engineering from leading experts!Dr. Shiv Chopra and Dr. Thierry Vrain will be generously donating their time to travel across Canada raising awareness about GE and GMO!
Genetically Engineered Foods and Human Health: A Speaker’s Tour
December 10that 7:00pm ~ The U of ATelus Centre on 87 Avenue and 111 Street.
All are welcome. Entry is Free but donations are greatly appreciated which will be donated back to the tour to cover costs.
Please consider bicycling or taking public transport.If you are driving, please carpool.There is a surface lot located less than 2 blocks north of this corner, and is $5 for the evening.
We have 300 seats to fill and we want you, your friends and your family there.We also want your help promoting this event and making it a huge success.We want Dr. Chopra and Dr. Vrain to be blown away by the support of the Edmonton community.We want to be an important part of the food revolution.
Please help us in getting the word out about this important tour.We are also looking for financial donations to assist with advertising and promoting.We want to take out radio and newspaper ads to reach as many people as we can about this opportunity to hear about genetic engineering straight out of the scientists’ mouths that spent years researching their impacts on human health and the environment.
Check out the AFS website athttp://ab4foodsafety.wix.com/actlocalto learn more about our mission.Information about the Speaker’s Tour can be found here as well as on the Facebook event page.
With great hope, we send our request to you and your group.In solidarity, we stand with you to protect the health of our families, and this great planet we call home.It is time to rise up, and protect what we love against the corporate dominance of our food and farming system by greedy corporations.Please help us to stop them and bring back farming and food as nature intended!
QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us? is a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis from Taggart Siegel, director of THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN. Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this engaging and ultimately uplifting film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world including Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva. Together they reveal both the problems and the solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature.
Location: King Edward Community Hall Small Hall corner of 80th avenue and 81st Street
Address: 8008 - 81 Street, Edmonton
Cost: Free but registration required https://www.eventbrite.ca/event/8204886035
We stand in silence in support of peaceful and non-violent solutions to conflict. We wear black to remember the human costs of war and violence. All are welcome to stand with us for all or part of the hour-long vigil.
Location: Outside in front of The Strathcona Farmers' Market
Room to Read is changing the lives of children in Asia and Africa through literacy programs and gender equality. Join our Edmonton team and help us plan events to support our programs, and spread the word about the fantastic results we are achieving. Skills in event planning, PR, marketing, graphic design are needed, but not essential. We welcome all volunteers. If this sounds interesting, email us at Edmonton@roomtoread.org
We invite you to come and spend some time with us at Habitat for Humanity!
It’s easy to sign up a group of volunteers to work on one of our builds. Volunteers from beginners to garage “putterers”, to trades people come out and help us to build homes for families in our community. We provide all tools, equipment, safety gear and lunch.Volunteers work in small crews under the direction of our site supervisors.Our primary focus is safety and we have a fun, welcoming environment that’s great for an employee group to experience giving back to community together.
For more information, go to our website at www.hfh.org or contact Kim at 780-451-3416 ext 232.
The development of new housing in established neighbourhoods is a critical part of accommodating growth and change in our city and communities. The City has a three-pronged approach for managing growth: building in, up, and out. This discussion focuses on building in, otherwise known as infill development. By enabling infill in our older neighbourhoods, we can make best use of our existing infrastructure and amenities, support a range of housing choice for Edmontonians and encourage ongoing community vibrancy. Sustaining great neighbourhoods and encouraging residential infill is part of Edmonton’s vision for the future.
Edmontonians have differing and unique experiences with residential infill development. We'd like to hear about your experience(s) with residential infill. How has it impacted or influenced you?
Need a couple of examples to get you started? Think about these questions:
How has your neighbourhood been shaped by residential infill?
What was your experience like building an infill house or building?
Do you live near or in an infill development?
How does infill development impact your business?
Check out ourEvolving Infillsite for more information, or click on Post below to have your say.
Want to complete a tree planting project but need more funding?
Check out the Root for Trees Matching Grant. Funding round 1 applications are being accepted from: October 1st 2013 - January 31st 2014.
The Root for Trees Matching Fund supports communities across the city who are seeking to plant trees in their neighbourhood. Trees and shrubs are available on a value matching basis to address a specific community need and that also builds and benefits the community. Projects must be completed within a 12 month time frame.
In February 2014 Kootenay Farm School will launch the Kootenay’s first College-based “crash course” for aspiring farmers.
From classroom to field to community, this10-month part-time beginner farmer training programwill allow students to experience a full Kootenay growing season and equip themselves with the tools to start farming and keep growing.