Student Design-Build Garden Pavilion Competition
As part of Canada’s 150th anniversary, Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) and Just Food invite students from across Canada to submit a design proposal for an outdoor pavilion for a new community garden in Ottawa, Ontario.
This project will enhance the quality of life in the neighbouring community and allow Canadians to explore the local-to-global connections around issues of food security and environmental sustainability. Growing our Community is funded by Ontario 150 and is part of Ottawa 2017’s community legacy project to install 20 new community gardens across the city for Canada’s 150 anniversary celebrations.
An event will be held on September 21, 2017, to celebrate the garden’s harvest and the winning pavilion design. The event will include artists, musicians, and youth speakers.
One design will be selected as winner of the Growing our Community design competition. The winning entry will have their design built at the Just Food Farm site, receive a $5,000 prize, and attend the celebration in Ottawa.
Deadline is May 21
Would you like to see a Minor in Food Studies offered at Concordia University?
Many students have already told us that they would warmly welcome an undergraduate program in which they could explore sustainable, historical, cultural, marketing, design, mindful, nutritional, religious, literary, scientific, anthropological, geographical (and other!) aspects of food systems and networks.
Help us work toward that end! Have a look at our website, foodstudies.concordia.ca, to see which departments have offered food-related courses during the current academic year. A Minor in Food Studies would make it easier for you to find courses that you can take in this exciting field. In addition, once you completed your degree, your transcript would reflect this concentration—which might come in very handy for future career or graduate school paths. The Minor, too, would serve as a compelling generator of future food studies initiatives—lectures, workshops, etc.
Tell us you’d like to see a Food Studies Minor undergraduate program offered at Concordia—and we will do our best to make it happen.
THE DISH PROJECT
2090 Rue Mackay
The Dish Project provides a sustainable alternative to disposables – reserve our reusable dishes for events, meetings, and other gatherings.
COMPOSTING IN MONTREAL
Founded in 2007, Compost Montréal is a social-purpose business that provides organic waste collection service and support to residents, businesses and institutions on the Island of Montréal. As a partner in the City of Montréal’s strategic plan for sustainable development, Compost Montréal works to restore a healthy local food system by ‘closing the loop’ – re-connecting organic waste management to the growing of new food.
Noelia`s Vermicomposting Worms
Selling healthy, happy red wigglers for vermicompost. These worms transform your food waste into rich, dark compost that you can use in the garden or use to make compost tea. Perfect for odorless, compact composting indoors or outdoors.
$20 per half pound.
Rachel`s Vermicomposting Worms
Composting worms help turning your organic waste into a great quality compost! They’re perfect for setting up a small compost inside apartments, or outside when the weather warms up. Perfect for urban gardeners.For composting worms grown domestically please contact email@example.com with any questions or to purchase worms. $20 / 1 lb.
www.SpreadTheWorm.org is a growing social community of vermicomposters who give away their worms and help others get started for free. New members are also encouraged to do the same so that the network can meet the potential of doubling its size every few months! There is a vermy family tree and vermy calculator to track users progress.Worms and vermicompost kits are available now!