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Food security and the use of land in the Global South cities

Chang School SeminarTuesday, November 28, 20171:00 pm - 2:30 pmRyerson UniversityThe Chang School of Continuing EducationHeaslip House279 Victoria St, TorontoRoom 303food@ryerson.caGwenn will discuss the interlinkage between food security outcomes and the dynamics of land use in cities in the Global South. She willdiscuss the current pace of the urban sprawl, which puts strong pressure on the agricultural use of land, and is harmful for underprivileged households — which raises an issue of spatial justice. Gwenn will further discuss how land use for food productionin urban regions can contribute to alleviating urban food... >

TD FEF Info Session

Is there a special park or green space project you want to make happen in 2018? Applications for the next round of funding from the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation are due January 15.Please join TD FEF and Park People for a conference call/ Information Session on Monday Nov 27 at 1:00pm Eastern time.The following items will be covered in the Information Session:The application processEligible projects and expensesTimelines for grant applications and responsesTD FEF's Sarah Colley and members of the Park People team will be available to answer questions.Please be sure to register for the call. >

Pollinator Strategy Public Forum

TFPC Meeting and Public Forum on the Toronto Pollinator Protection Strategy Wed Nov 22 from 2-4:30 pmJoin us for the next Toronto Food Policy Council Meeting and Public Forum on the Toronto Pollinator Protection Strategy and why it’s important for food security.Wednesday Nov 22, 2017 at the Ryerson Architecture Building, “the Pit”, 325 Church Street.The first hour will be devoted to TFPC business.  The Pollinator Forum will run from 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  The public is welcome to attend the entire meeting.Read the draft pollinator strategy... >

Everdale's Farm Planner Course

We are taking registrations for the 2017/2018 course!  Please get in touch with the course facilitator (david.alexander@everdale.org) to sign up.  $675 for SEVEN full-day sessions.  That’s only $95/session.  Get cost sharing to cut the tuition to under $350 for the whole course!Each full-day session will:Take you one step closer to having a complete plan.Feature farm speakers and other experts sharing their experiences as well as providing you with advice and guidance.Have sections of formal instruction, group discussion, time to work on your plan, and networking... >

WGW BIA Pollinator Plant Giveaway

Join us on Saturday, November 4 between 10am and 12pm at first the Markham St. Pollinator Community Garden Flight Centre Queen West - 612 Queen St. West Queen for FREE PLANTS, Honey Tasting, Community Gardening and MORE!FREE PLANTS! | Small Batch HONEY !! | FUSION community GardeningIt is our estimate that 300 FREE PLANTS will be available on a first come first serve basis prioritized by those who reserve plants here:https://restorativelandscapes.wufoo.eu/forms/2017-west-queen-west-plant-giveaway/ Whether you are a condo dweller with a balcony, a backyard... >

ShareON Design Jam

ShareON Design Jam: Harnessing the Power of the Sharing Economy to Drive Social Innovation in OntarioNovember 3 &4 Ryerson Faculty of Communication & Designhttps://shareondesignjam.ca/Spurred by recent advances in technology, the Sharing Economy is an emerging marketplace that enables individuals and groups to use innovative ways to obtain and exchange services and goods in innovative ways. New businesses and business models are popping up to serve the growing appetite of people who are discovering the benefits of sharing goods and services. While most of the well-known sharing economy applications so far have been aimed at facilitating private enterprise, it’s clear that this opportunity extends to organizations with social missions as well. >