Permaculture gardening is the conscious design of garden ecosystems that mimic the diversity, stability and resilience of natural ecosystems. We ask and observe, what would nature do? This hands-on workshop introduces permaculture theory and ways to apply it in your home or community garden. Topics: organic gardening basics; permaculture design and practices; working with water; plant guilds (plants that grow well together, help soil tilth and support the larger ecosystem); dynamic accumulators (plants that accumulate nutrients & feed the soil); plants and plant selection; starting new gardens and soil building; cover crops & mulches; composting; humans and other animals; working less for more; diversity gardening. In partnership with Garden Jane and Transition York Region.
Saturday, April 30th, 2011
10 am-5 pm
510 Penrose Street, Newmarket
$60-$90 sliding scale, includes resources.
The workshop will take place at our office garden and include a trip to the Newmarket Community Garden.
Join us for an intriguing evening with Garden Jane who will guide us through an introduction to Permaculture principles.
per·ma·cul·ture [pur-muh-kuhl-cher] — n; the practice of producing food, energy, etc, using ways that do not deplete the earth’s natural resources
Get it? Good! Come learn more with us…
Introduction to Permaculture
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Temperance Hall, Sharon Temple
18974 Leslie Street, Sharon
Pay what you can (suggestion $15)
To RSVP – email firstname.lastname@example.org
Get a jumpstart on your gardening season with cold frames
Cold frame expert Kyla Dixon-Muir of the Riverdale Meadow Community Garden will be sharing with us cold fame gardening techniques as well as demonstrating a quick and easy way to build your very own cold frame!
You will have a chance to win a cold frame built by one of YRFN’s dedicated volunteers. There will also be donated wood for those participants interested in building their own wooden cold frame at home.
Date: Saturday March 5, 2011
Time: 10:00 a.m – noon
Place: York Region Food Network
510 Penrose Street
For those who are interested, Kyla will be selling cold frame starter kits for $20 with the proceeds going towards supporting the Riverdale Meadow Community Garden.
Please R.S.V.P by February 18 to: Catherine Cook, York Region Food Network, 905.967.0428 ext 203 or Toll free: 1.800.454.9736
Space is limited
At YRFN we recognize that food security or insecurity, is about income and access to healthy food. For that reason we endeavour to work in the community in a number of different ways to address injustice and income inequity and create opportunities for all residents to be able to access healthy food.
Joan Stonehocker, Executive Director, York Region Food Network
You are warmly invited to attend a morning discussion on the topic of Food Security. This event has been organized by the Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) Unit at York University, which operates in partnership with the United Way of York Region.
KM in the AM is a series of issue based forums linking the university and community/government agencies to enhance research, the graduate student experience and knowledge mobilization. There will be brief presentations by a university researcher and a community agency representative, followed by ample time for questions, discussion, and networking.
• Rod MacRae, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University
• Joan Stonehocker, Executive Director, York Region Food Network
Date: Tuesday, January 25
Time: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Lunch will be served at 11:30.
Location: York Regional Food Network Office – 510 Penrose, Newmarket, L3Y 1A2
Space is limited. Kindly RSVP to Krista Jensen at email@example.com or 416-736-2100 ext 88847 to confirm your attendance.