Points of Interest

Greenest City is Hosting Summer Workshops at HOPE Community Garden

Jul-15 Organic Pest Management: Learn how to prevent and manage pests naturally. – Robert Weeks

Jul-22 Where Does Our Food Come From? Understanding the Global Food System – Melissa Benner

Jul-29 Food, Culture, Media: Becoming Critical Consumers – Melissa Benner

Aug-05 Pollinators/Beneficial Insects: Identifying beneficial insects and pollinators in our garden – Tania Sanhueza

Aug-12 Native Plants: Designing a Native Plant Garden – Bennet Deakin, Abbey Huggan & Pat Cepin

Aug-13 Potluck & Rainwater Harvesting System Opening

Aug-19 The Food Movement: Eating Local, Thinking Global – Melissa Benner

Aug-26 World on a Plate: An evening of sharing cooking and eating with our Parkdale Gardeners

Sep-28 Harvest Festival

Sep-30 Sprouting at Home – Toronto Sprouts

All of our workshops are free and open to everyone. We do not ask for RSVPs, but it would help us prepare better if we get an idea of how many participants we are having. For more information please contact: Gelek Badheytsang , 647-438-0038, gelek@greenestcity.ca

The 2008 Parkdale Youth Festival is seeking: Artist, performers, vendors and volunteers

Are you an artist or musician looking to showcase your talents? Are you part of

an organization that services young people? Do you want to get involved in a

community event? Then you might be interested in taking part in the fourth

annual Parkdale Youth Festival. It’s been dubbed the largest gathering of youth

service organizations in the west end of Toronto, and this year we will once

again be showcasing a spectacular line up of local entertainment for people of

all ages.

On Saturday August 23 from 2:00pm -10:00 pm Masaryk-Cowan Park and Community

Centre will play host to a day of music, art and information to raise awareness

for various city-wide youth service organizations.

All youth organizations are offered a complimentary community table to display

their information on available youth services and programs.

Contact Festival Innovator info@parkdalefestival.com

Deadline for application is July 31st, 2008.

Edmund Place Fundraiser
Edmund’s Place is sponsoring their second annual fundraising boat cruise on Wednesday August 20, 2008 at 6:00. Come and enjoy a wonderful evening of music, dancing, great food and, at the same time, support affordable housing!

To order tickets, call 416-537-2262 ex. 244 or email at edmondplacecruise@parc.on.ca. Or you can pick up your favourite reading material and a ticket at Another Story Book Shop at 315 Roncesvalles, open 7 days a week or call 416-462-1104.

Location: Pier 29, 261 Queen’s Quay (East of Sherbourne)

August 20, 2008, at 6:00 p.m. sharp return at 10:30 p.m.

Ticket price: $75.00

Please see the attached flyer for more information: evening-magic-flyer.pdf

Grand Opening : Sorauren Park Farmer’s Market

Please join me, Ward 14 residents, local farmers, and local food producers at the Sorauren Park Farmer’s Market Grand Opening, Monday July 21st from 3 to 7:30pm.

See the attached poster for more details: grand_opening.jpeg

Sorauren Park Festival

Come out and join your neighbours on July 19th for the Sorauren Park Festival.

See attached Flyer for more details : websorauren.jpg