Looking for a portable, hassle-free way to grow your own food this spring?

We have a solution for you! YRFN has partnered with our friends at The Growing Connection to offer you a discount on their amazing Caja planter. The Caja is eco-friendly and durable, and can be used anywhere you want to grow vegetables, fruit, herbs or other plants. The Caja comes with a built-in watering system that can hold up to 10L of water, and a mulch cover that keeps weeds out of your garden. Follow the link below to place your order! Use the promo codes listed on the flyer to receive a discount on your Caja and to ship it for free (within the GTA). Orders must be placed by May 31: http://ow.ly/QIP530aj2Eo

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Food Charter working group is developing a food charter for York Region

The Food Charter Working Group* is developing a Food Charter for York Region! A food charter is a document that outlines the values and beliefs about food that a community considers most important.  This public document can be used by community organizations, municipalities and many others in the community, to guide policies, programs, and projects to build a healthy local food system. This system includes food production, processing, distribution, access, transportation, marketing, education, consumption and waste management.

With your involvement in York Region’s communities, we would appreciate your input in the development this document. Visit Food Charter Survey to complete a 5-minute Food Charter Survey for your chance to win tickets to the 2012 Markham Fair.

Survey closes October 12, 2012

If you are interested in learning more about this exciting initiative, please contact Kate at foodcharter@yrfn.ca or on 905-841-3101 ext. 206.

Thank you for your time and input in developing a Food Charter for York Region.


* The Food Charter Working Group is made up of representatives from:

York Region Food Network • Heart and Stroke Foundation • United Way York Region, in partnership with York University • Seeds For Change • York Federation of Agriculture • City of Markham, Sustainability Office • Healthyork • York Region Community and Health Services

*This is a United Way Strength Investments project*

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