Northern Agriculture: "Sovereign Soil" Film Screening
Monday, February 7, 2022 - 5:00pm
The Seasoned Spoon and Trent Vegetable Gardens (TVG) invite you to learn more about the realities of growing in Northern climates.
"Set in the northern wilds surrounding the tiny sub-Arctic town of Dawson City, Yukon, Sovereign Soil is an ode to the beauty of this ferocious, remote land and the wisdom of those who’ve chosen to call it home" - National Film Board
Featuring a documentary by David Curtis, followed by a brief discussion with TVG Manager Emma MacDonald.
Free to attend, registration required. Visit Eventbrite (link here) for more information and to get your ticket.
Come Cook with Us with SAFSS
Monday, January 24, 2022 - 5:00pm
Join the Seasoned Spoon and the SAFS Society for an online cooking demonstration, featuring locally grown sunchokes (aka Jerusalem artichokes). The soup is vegetarian, as well as gluten- and dairy-free. Recipe available from theKitchn here.
Special offer exclusively to participants; show your Eventbrite ticket at The Food Shop (372 Water Street in Peterborough) when purchasing the ingredients and receive 10% off! Register via Eventbrite here.
Chat with the demonstrators during this Zoom-based event, and have leftovers for the rest of the week. Free to attend, with Zoom link sent out in advance.
Monday, December 6, 2021 - 5:00pm
Sustainable Trent and allies are calling on Trent University to divest from fossil fuels and reinvest in a just, climate-safe future through transparent, sustainable investment practices. In 2013 the TCSA spring-election featured a student referendum, which saw 76% of students voting in favour of divestment. Despite this, the Board of Governors voted against full divestment in 2014. Since then, we have seen numerous nods to Indigenous sovereignty, including the creation of the Chanie Wenjack School of Indigenous Studies in 2017. However, these actions are in direct opposition to the continued investment in fossil fuels; a recent report by the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) and Oil Change International (OCI) has found that "Indigenous-led resistance of 21 fossil fuel projects in the U.S and Canada over the past decade has stopped or delayed the amount of greenhouse gas pollution equivalent to at least one-quarter of annual U.S and Canadian emissions." Learn how you can get involved in the campaign to see Trent divest from climate chaos.
Everyone is welcome to this interactive session with a Q&A panel at the end of the presentation. Capacity is limited and proof of vaccination is required. Eventbrite registration here.
Fall Community Meal
Monday, November 29, 2021 - 6:00pm
In 2018 a monumental land use agreement was made between Crayola Canada and United Way CKL, turning over 30,000 square feet of unused land on the Lindsay Crayola commercial site into a community garden. Through the hard work of funders, community partners and volunteers, over 32,000 lbs. of food has been harvested through 3 seasons from Edwin Binney’s Community Garden.
For this in-person Community Meal, we invite participants to join us for a screening of “The Garden”, which explores the Community Garden’s first year of operations. Staff of United Way CKL, Community Investment Coordinator Shantal Ingram and Projects and Communications Coordinator Emily Beall, will also be in attendance to share details on how the gardens have expanded and answer questions from attendees. A vegetarian chili meal will also be served.
Donations will be accepted in lieu of registration fees. Registration and proof of vaccination are required.
Register via Eventbrite here.
Season Extension Workshop with the Trent Vegetable Gardens
Monday, November 22, 2021 - 11:00am
Keep your greens growing longer with this Season Extension Workshop, featuring the expert knowledge of the Trent Vegetable Gardens
Meat outside the DNA Building at 11AM, and walk over to the Trent Vegetable Gardens. Participants will be given a tour of the new hoop house and walked through a demonstration of building a cold frame. Event will finish around 1PM. Please note that this is an outdoor event, so dress appropriately for the weather. Event registration link here.
Come Cook With Us
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 5:00pm
Featuring our friends from the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Society. Join us for a chill night as we make a GOURD-geous dish, with squash from the Trent Market Garden. Communal cooking at its finest!
Be sure to bring containers to take home leftovers.
Register via Eventbrite here.