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Cornwall’s Annual Incredible Edible Plant Festival expands to Lamoureux Park!!

On Saturday May 25th, grab your gardening gloves and head down to Lamoureux Park between 10:30am – 2:00pm for the 7th Annual Incredible Edible Plant Festival. Hosted by Transition Cornwall + Food Action Group in partnership with the Edible Cities Project, this year’s festival will offer some exciting additions to the famous edible plant give-away.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

>> Pick-up a free heirloom vegetable or fruit plant to take home (tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, spinach, chard, kale, and more!)
>> The Edible Cities Project – Cornwall, On to lead community planting of garden beds and boxes around the Lamoureux Park Bandshell
>> Expert gardeners to answer all of your gardening questions
>> Learn how to correctly plant your vegetable seedlings
>> Local food snack and cooking workshop
>> Seed and plant exchange
>> Hands-on children’s activities
>> Live music

Walk and Roll – On roule, ça marche Cornwall-SDG to our event with “Bike and Stroller Valet” courtesy of Active Transportation Group of Transition Cornwall+.

See our Facebook Event page HERE>>

VOLUNTEERS: We are still looking for help to make this event a success. Those able to volunteer should contact Carol at carol.escobar@hotmail.com.

 

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Le samedi 25 mai prochain, venez participer aux activités de la 7e édition du Festival des incroyables plantes comestibles.
Cette activité communautaire aura lieu devant le Bandshell au Parc Lamoureux à Cornwall de 10h30 à 14h00.  Une fois de plus, des plants de légumes en pots vous seront offerts gratuitement. Vous aurez donc le plaisir de les apporter chez vous, d’en prendre soin et par la suite, de déguster des légumes que vous aurez produits vous-même.

Cet événement convient à tous les membres de la famille.  Apportez votre lunch.  Adonnez-vous  à des activités artisanales de tous genres.  Posez vos questions à nos maîtres-jardiniers.  Tout cela, gratuitement!  Vous pourrez même aider à planter le jardin communautaire autour le Bandshell avec l’équipe du “Edible Cities Project“.

Les activitées proposées:
>>Choix de plantes potagères offertes gratuitement: tomates cerises, haricots verts, bettes, poivrons et fines herbes (basilic, ciboulette, persil, aneth).  Relevez le défi de faire pousser quelques-uns de vos propres aliments.
>>Une table d’échange de semis.  Apportez les semis que vous avez en trop pour les échanger avec ceux d’autres horticulteurs amateurs.
>>Offre de conseils sur le jardinage par des maîtres-jardiniers
>>Préparation d’une carte des jardins communautaires autour le Bandshell au Parc Lamoureux avec l’équipe Edible Cities Project.

>>Pour les enfants: activitées d’artisanat, de dessin, de manger, et de jardinage.  Station de jouets, Giant Jenga, et mini-marché de semences.

Apportez votre lunch et passez la journée entière avec nous!

On roule, ça marche! Le groupe de transport actif de TC+ sera sur place avec leur “valet de vélo et poussette” – C’est comme un vestiaire, mais pour votre vélo.
Nous sommes toujours à la recherche de bénévoles pour cette activité.  Si cela vous intéresse, communiquez avec Carol par courrier à l’adresse carol.escobar@hotmail.com.
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May 15, 2019 at 7:27 pm Leave a comment

Paddle to the Sea

Sunday March 10,  1:30 – 3:30 Cornwall Public Library The next film in the Transition Cornwall+ winter series is perfect for the whole family and a great way to start the March Break. Join us for a very special showing of the much loved, National Film Board classic from 1966 Paddle to the Sea, The incredible adventure of the tiny, hand-carved canoe along the great lakes and St. Lawrence River is an inspirational and thought-provoking journey as we experience the surprising challenges that arise along this waterway, even from our perspective 50 years later. This is an interactive event and there will be fun crafts and activities for the children.

 

March 1, 2019 at 11:13 pm Leave a comment

5th Annual Seedy Saturday Returns

Saturday, March 16, 10:30am-2:30pm, Benson Centre Cornwall

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Planting a vegetable garden in 2019? Hoping to purchase some local seeds? Looking for expert advice on what to grow? Need a free event for the kids during March break?

Then join us for the 5th annual Cornwall Seedy Saturday on March 16th, from 10:30am – 2:30pm at the Benson Centre.

This is a free, family-friendly event designed to help new and existing gardeners find the seeds, tools, and tricks they need to succeed at home.

With a dozen on-going children’s activities, six scheduled workshops, and our famous “ask-a-gardener table”, this event will have something for everyone.  

What to know more about our free workshops? Download the full schedule here.

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Have seeds, garden supplies, or books to swap? Bring them along, we will also have a traditional “Swap Table” for you.

 

>>Confirmed Vendors<<

Bonville Garden
Pitt Street Garden
Wild Rose Organic Farm
Camacho Farms
Greta’s Organic Gardens
La Ferme Coopérative Tourne-Sol
Bird & Bee
Kitchen Table Seed House
Heritage Seed and Produce
Beyond the Garden Gate
Stephanie Delorme
Stewart’s Honey
Simply Baked Catering.
ZipGrow
 
>>Confirmed Information and Gardening Activity Exhibitors<<
Seed Swap Table
“Ask a Gardener” tables
Transition Cornwall +
Tree Action Arbre
Waste Reduction Action Group
USC Canada – Seeds of Survival
Cornwall Horticultural Society
City of Cornwall, Ontario Environmental Services (Composting)
The Edible Cities Project – Cornwall, On
Seaway Valley Community Health Centre
Kozroots Community Empowerment Projects
Raisin Region Conservation Authority

Volunteer with us! Anyone who would like to volunteer at this event is encouraged to register online >https://goo.gl/forms/NVzWuGvmtMJt9UCE2 or email kathleen.rendek@gmail.com.
This free event has been made possible through the generous support from the Social Development Council of Cornwall and Area, Cornwall Ontario – Choose Cornwall, Cornwall Tourism, and the Cornwall Kinsmen Farmers’ Market.
We hope to see you there!

February 15, 2019 at 12:43 pm Leave a comment

Plant this Movie

Sunday, February 10, 1:30 Cornwall Public Library “Plant This Movie: the growth of urban farming around the world.” Alain D’Aoust from the Edible Cities Project will be on hand for the discussion following the movie. Soup and refreshments provided. Everyone is welcome.

Check out the trailer.

February 8, 2019 at 1:16 pm Leave a comment

Science and Nature on Tap with Dr. Glenn Benoy

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019, 7:00 pm Schnitzel’s Restaurant, 158 Pitt Street Cornwall. (Back room)
Lakes and rivers straddle major sections of the Canada-United States (US) border. The International Joint Commission (IJC) is known to many who live and work along the St. Lawrence River due to operations of the Moses-Saunders Dam. In addition to their role in management of water levels through the control structures in the Great Lakes Basin, they play a central role in the provision of advice and recommendations to the governments of Canada and the United States on water quality.

Dr. Glenn Benoy is the Senior Water Quality and Ecosystem Advisor to the Canadian Section of the IJC and is also a Fellow with the Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI). He advises both the IJC and the CRI on the science and management of shared waters – lakes and rivers and their watersheds – between Canada and the United States. He holds a PhD from the University of Guelph and he was a postdoc at the University of Calgary and the National Hydrology Research Centre in Saskatoon.

Click here to register

February 1, 2019 at 12:37 pm Leave a comment

Aultsville Filmfest

January 25-27, 8 films over 3 days! Welcome to the 13th Annual Aultsville Filmfest. This is an annual event that brings Independent Film to Cornwall, and raises money to support operations and refurbishment at Aultsville Theatre. Enjoy the comfort and acoustics that Aultsville Theatre provides, with the gracious lobby and reception space for socializing. Please plan to join us! Full Schedule.

January 18, 2019 at 1:19 pm Leave a comment

Kingston Climate Change Symposium

January 17th, 2019 Grand Theatre, Regina Rosen Auditorium, 218 Princess Street, Kingston Sustainable Kingston is hosting the Kingston Climate Change Symposium at The Grand Theatre. This full-day symposium aims to bring together climate champions and inspire action while we showcase the latest developments on community-based climate initiatives. The 2019 event features speakers such as Dianne Saxe, Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner, Lauren Saville of the Jane Goodall Institute, The Weather Network’s Chris St. Claire, and many other local industry experts. The overall goal of the Kingston Climate Change Symposium is to strengthen existing networks between community practitioners, policymakers and community members working on all levels of community based-climate change and to enhance our resiliency toward our changing climate. More info click here.

January 11, 2019 at 4:28 pm Leave a comment

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