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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.


>> 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



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

May 15, 2019 at 7:27 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.
>>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 > or email
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

Screening whets Transition Cornwall+ appetites for edible gardens

It was all things urban farming at the Cornwall Public Library on Sunday as Transition Cornwall+’s Winter Films series continued with a screening of Plant This Movie, a 2014 documentary directed by Karney Hatch.

The timing couldn’t be better for Cornwall.

One of the organizers of the event, and member of Transition Cornwall+, Alan D’Aoust, was on hand for a discussion following the screening. D’Aoust was recently successful spearheading an Edible Cities proposal city council supported in January.

Read Screening whets Transition Cornwall+ appetites for edible gardens by Marc Benoit at The Standard-Freeholder,

February 13, 2019 at 6:07 pm Leave a comment

Not enough fruits, vegetables grown to feed global population a healthy diet: study

The world’s agriculture producers are not growing enough fruits and vegetables to feed the global population a healthy diet, according to new Canadian-led research.

The study, published this week in the scientific journal PLOS ONE, indicates that agricultural practices aren’t keeping step with prevailing dietary wisdom, greatly overproducing grains, sugars and fats while growing three times less produce than what nutritionists suggest everyone should consume.

The study, led by researchers at the University of Guelph and completed by a team of more than a dozen scientists in Canada and the United Kingdom, also stressed that a focus on growing more fruits and vegetables should go hand in hand with reduced reliance on livestock production in order to limit the agriculture sector’s overall impact on the environment.

Read Not enough fruits, vegetables grown to feed global population a healthy diet: study by at The Globe and Mail.

October 31, 2018 at 10:42 am Leave a comment

World Food Day: 4 Easy Ways to Make a Difference

On World Food Day, observed every year on Oct. 16, we can all do our part to combat global hunger and malnutrition.

The United Nations’ second Sustainable Development Goal calls for ending world hunger by 2030 and urges profound interventions from governments, businesses and individuals to help feed the growing number of hungry people in the world.

Last year, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) found that chronic undernourishment grew to 821 million, or one in every nine people worldwide. At the same time, adult obesity is worsening (especially in North America) with more than one in eight adults in the world considered obese.

“Conflict, extreme weather events linked to climate change, economic slowdown and rapidly increasing overweight and obesity levels are reversing progress made in the fight against hunger and malnutrition,” the FAO said.

Read World Food Day: 4 Easy Ways to Make a Difference by Lorraine Chow at Ecowatch.

October 17, 2018 at 3:29 am Leave a comment

Tips on Freezing the Harvest

It’s that time of year—the garden is bulging with fresh produce and you’re spending lots of time in a steaming kitchen preserving it all. I find freezing preferable to canning for a number of reasons.

For one, when it’s time to prepare a meal with my preserved garden goodness, frozen foods tend to be brighter, fresher, and all-around tastier. And relatively speaking, it’s fast and easy.

Over the years, I’ve come up with a few tips to make freezing even easier. Use these freezing hacks to help the environment, too.

Read Tips on Freezing the Harvest by Carole Coates at Mother Earth News.

September 12, 2018 at 10:40 am Leave a comment

Free Summer Pickings in Cornwall!

It is the middle of summer and there are free pickings to be had in Cornwall.   The gardens planted by Transition Cornwall+ Food Action Group along with families in the community at the Fire Station, in front of the Justice Building and along Montreal Road by the Police Station are full of healthy vegetables and herbs ready for anyone to harvest.  There is everything from tomatoes, to fresh green beans, chard and kale as well as basil, thyme, dill, chives and much more.

Read Free Summer Pickings in Cornwall! by Penny Bateman, TC+ Food Action Group

August 6, 2018 at 10:19 am Leave a comment

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