Community Gardening as a Political Act

October 19th 2018. 16:00 to 17:30

Date: Friday, October 19, 2018

Time: 4:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.

Location: Ryerson University

Join The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education and Ella von der Haide for an inspiring presentation on activism through community gardening. Ella will talk about the social and political impacts of community gardens and how the day-to-day actions of community gardeners in Argentina, South Africa, Germany, and North America can be seen as political acts. Ella's presentation will include clips from her documentary film series, Another World is Plantable!, which explores community gardens and their connection to social movements.

This event is presented by The Chang School’s Certificate in Food Security and Course Series in Urban Agriculture, and co-sponsored by Toronto Urban Growers.

Our Featured Speaker

Ella von der Haide is a German filmmaker, garden activist, and spatial planning researcher from the University of Kassel. She is currently working on a PhD film project on queer feminist ecologies in the gardens of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and other queer individuals.

This event is free. Light refreshments will be served.

Visit our event page for more information and to RSVP now.

After the talk, join TUG for beverages at Page One a café/bar located at 106 Mutual Street (between Gould and Dundas Streets).