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Location: Music Room
Access, Opportunity & Health
~ Perth Dupont Community Garden
Join garden coordinator Susan Berman, community gardener Edward Bhim and physiatrist and gardening enthusiast Dr. Boulias, to explore perspectives and experiences on the range of health benefits associated with being part of a community gardening.
Contact Susan at email@example.com
Growing Food in the Box -
- Thinking Outside of the Box
Come check-out new growing possibilities! Learn how to assemble your own LivingFoodBox, a self-watering growing system for small urban spaces, and find out about the Carrot Green Roof, a unique learning hub.
This workshop is presented by two idea generators: Zora Ignjatovic, a passionate gardener and community educator & Peter Mitchell, a super connector and supporter of projects that bring people together in new ways.
Contact ZORA IGNJATOVIC firstname.lastname@example.org
Access, Diversity & Awareness in Our Gardens
This workshop will explore the accessibility and gender audit implemented at The Stop, and in their community gardens. It will focus on current thoughts about anti-oppression, disability rights and power structures, attuned to gardening environments. Tools that allow groups to conduct their own audits will be discussed and shared.
Melissa Addison-Webster is an activist, artist, body worker and advocate. She recently completed her placement for social work at The Stop Community Food Centre.
ACCESS Casa Loma Gardens
Developing Experiential Garden Tours
This workshop focuses on the innovative process that Casa Loma has used to develop an experiential, sensory garden tour. Through demonstration and video footage, the audience will learn about aspects of universal garden design and audio description.
Bruce Scott, Casa Loma’s Head Gardener, will explain the various steps involved in plant selection. Margot Whitfield, Research Assistant at Ryerson University, will talk about her involvement in developing community partnerships with organizations such as the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians, Trailblazers, CNIB and the Canadian Hearing Society.
Contact Margot Whitfield email@example.com