Make soap at the Spoon
Monday, March 25, 2024 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
We are looking forward to welcoming community member, Tanya Kranc to the Spoon, bringing her experience and knowledge of making natural soap from scratch. At this unique, hands-on workshop we will get familiar with the ingredients and the process of how to make soap, and each participant will get to take home 10-12 bars each! We will have peppermint and lavender essential oils available, and participants are welcome to bring their natural essential oils from home to make their unique blend if wanted.
This workshop has limited space, costs $40, and registration is required here.
Tuesday, March 19, 2024 - 5:00pm
Join the collective decision-making and annual review of the Seasoned Spoon co-operative café. Help elect board members, hear our updates, and contribute to the conversation! We will be gathering in the cafe for our AGM, followed by a meal.
Attendance is free, but registration is required and only available for cooperative members. If you prefer to attend online, a zoom link will be sent out in advance.
Not a member but want to learn more? Write to email@example.com.
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
The Spoon and TASA (Trent Arab Students Association) warmly welcome you to a traditional Palestinian meal in the room above the Spoon on Tuesday, March 5th at 2 pm. We welcome Professor, Anne Meneley for a discussion on Palestinian wild foods.
We will be collecting donations for Islamic Relief Canada.
This event is free, but we ask that you register here.
writing and performance
Monday, March 4, 2024 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Join Ziysah, Ptbo/ Nogo's Poet Laureate at the Seasoned Spoon cafe for a one-hour long writing and performance workshop, on the theme of food and the five senses.
Ziysah von Bieberstein is a parent, poet, community cultivator, and unsettled settler who works to connect us to our imaginations, our responsibilities, and each other. Ziysah co-founded Take-Out Poetry, which offers made-to-order typewritten poems from a bicycle-drawn cart. Ziysah's writing has appeared in various magazines and anthologies as well as in their self-published collections, Hineini (2007), Ayd (2015), and consents+/=/- severances (2020). Co-founder of the Peterborough Poetry Slam, multiple-year team member and Peterborough poetry slam champ, Ziysah has competed and represented Peterborough at national poetry slams in Vancouver, Calgary, Saskatoon, and Toronto. In addition, Ziysah has performed and facilitated workshops across Turtle Island. Past director of New Canadians Centre Peterborough, Kawartha World Issues Centre, ReFrame Film Festival, and the Trent Queer Collective, Ziysah is currently working as an editor, coach, and consultant while completing their next poetry manuscript.
Ziysah brings their gifts to the Spoon and we hope you can be there!
$5 workshop, register here or email firstname.lastname@example.org to pay-at-the-door.
slow food, soul food
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 5:30pm
Celebrate Black History Month with the TCSA at the Seasoned Spoon.
Join us in welcoming Peterborough baker and cook, Lisa Dixon, to the Spoon, where she will teach us how to cook delicious comfort food such as Cassoulet and Beet Risotto.
This workshop will be held on Wednesday, February 28th, 2024 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. All materials and supplies will be provided. Limited spots are available.
Workshop is $5. Please register here, or email email@example.com to pay-at-the-door.
Herbalism as resistance
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 6:00pm
Kelly McDowell is a community herbalist and co-founder and coordinator of the Peterborough Community Medicine Garden, operating within the Trent Vegetable Gardens. She will share her research on the herbal traditions practiced by her African American ancestors in the Southern United States. Her presentation will not only illustrate the efficacy and necessity of utilizing plant medicine as a form of resistance to the violence of slavery but also touch upon the ongoing social context(s) that make herbal wisdom vital to our current and future well-being.
This event will take place at the Seasoned Spoon on Monday, February 26th.
Please register for this workshop here. If cost is a barrier then there is a pwyc option at the door. Everyone is welcome!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.