Tag Archives: Food Security

These member organizations are working toward Food Security in the City of London

Fruit and Nut Tree Care Workshop

OIN US TO LEARN HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR NEW OR EXISTING FRUIT AND NUT TREES. YOU WILL LEARN BASIC PRUNING AND PEST CONTROL AS WELL AS HOW TO BOOST THE IMMUNE SYSTEM OF YOUR TREE TO HELP PREVENT DISEASE AND PEST ISSUES.

This workshop is being offered by ReForest London, through generous funding from the Healthy Kids Community Challenge, the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the City of London’s TreeMegrant. The workshop will be conducted by Jessica Robertson, of Wild Craft Permaculture. Taking place at the Wood St. Park Food Forest, a citizen-led initiative to bring more edible fruit and nut trees to the local community.

Maximum participants is 35. If you can’t make the event, please let us know so that we can open the workshop up to other participants.

Address: 46 Wood St. (Path in between 44 and 48 Wood St). Parking on Wood St.

At this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Prune a fruit or nut tree
  • Detect issues with your tree
  • Intro to grafting
  • Tree maintenance tips

Reasons to plant and care for edible trees:

  • Grow your own food
  • Create pollinator-friendly spaces
  • Enjoy gorgeous blossoms in the spring
  • Small tree that can fit in almost any yard

What to bring to the workshop:

  • Notebook
  • Pen
  • Wear weather appropriate clothing
  • Pruners if you have them

Post-Carbon London

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Post-Carbon London’s mission is to assist London and area with understanding and acting on issues surrounding peak oil and global warming through relocalization.

Organizational Objectives

In supporting our mission we maintain the following core values:

  • Supporting relocalization through reduced consumption and increased local production.
  • Supporting municipal, regional, community-based and cooperative responses to the crisis
  • Focusing on how global energy and global warming issues relate to London and the surrounding area
  • Recommending and facilitating legislative, regulatory and policy changes at all levels of government that help to address the crisis
  • Rejecting large-scale centralized energy solutions, such as coal and nuclear expansion
  • Supporting global carbon-reduction and climate-change mitigation strategies
  • Supporting peaceful, non-discriminatory, non-violent responses to the crisis
  • Supporting justice and respect for human rights, locally and internationally, in all responses to the crisis.

Typical Engagement Opportunities

  • Engagement with monthly Post-Carbon London discussion group. This group meets bi-monthly on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.
  • Research
  • Represent Post-Carbon London at events

Volunteer Coordinator

Shane ONeill

(519) 435-1527


Contact Us

Post-Carbon London
534 Princess Ave.
London, ON N6B 2B8

postcarbonlondon.ca
Post-Carbon London Meetups

EnviroWestern

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EnviroWestern is a student-run group that provides both action and advocacy for environmental issues important to students at Western. The group also provides numerous opportunities for students to get involved. EnviroWestern has many new and exciting initiatives that the Western community can take advantage of each year.


Volunteer Coordinator

Kevin


Contact Us

EnviroWestern
University Students’ Council
340 UCC Building
University of Western Ontario
London, ON N6A 3K7

(519) 702-2528
westernusc.ca/envirowestern

Hamilton Road Food Prosperity Initiative

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The Hamilton Road Food Prosperity Initiative, operated through the Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre, works to develop local strategies to increase food quality and abundance in the Hamilton Road area.

Organizational Objectives

The Hamilton Road Food Prosperity Initiative will improve local food systems through the creation of Neighbourhood Food Coalition meetings, Food Families projects, and a Neighbourhood Food Hub.

  • The Neighbourhood Food Coalition involves a diverse group of stakeholders working collaboratively with the neighbourhood to share knowledge, information, and resources
  • Food Families is a cluster of differing food programs and activities that enhance food security of the families living in this neighbourhood
  • The Food Hub is a physical place in the neighbourhood that will offer a centralized access point to a wide range of food related programs, services, and resources available to community members

Volunteer Coordinator

Stanislav Rajic

Tel: (226) 926-1222


Contact Us

Hamilton Road Food Prosperity Initiative
c/o Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre
550 Hamilton Road
London, ON  N5Z 1S4

(226) 926-1222
HRFPI Website

London District Renewable Energy Co-operative Inc.

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London District Renewable Energy Co-operative Inc. (LDREC) provides Londoners with the opportunity to support the local community, to steward a more environmentally sustainable planet and through the purchase of preferred dividend shares, to be able to acquire a dividend-paying long term investment.

Organizational Objectives

London District Renewable Energy Co-operative Inc. (LDREC) is an Ontario renewable energy co-operative with share capital pooled from London area residents. It was incorporated in 2012. LDREC works to do the following:

  • Provide a vehicle for identification of local investment opportunities for Londoners
  • Intend to invest in local projects, and any returned dividends will go to local members
  • The development and maintenance of the projects will create local employment
  • Procurement of 20 year Feed In Tariff contracts provide stable long term revenue.

Volunteer Coordinator

Gary Zavitz

(519) 666-0890


Contact Us

London District Renewable Energy Co-operative Inc.
192 Dundas Street, 2nd Floor
London, ON  N6A 1G7

(519) 266‐6964
ldrec.ca

Council of Canadians London Chapter

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The Council of Canadians fights for economic and social justice. Decades of market-based, corporate-friendly policies have stripped working people of their rights, undermined universal social security, and placed the demands of big business over the rights of people. We promote fair trade over free trade, just and sustainable jobs, public health care and water, energy and food security, and alternatives to corporate power, here in Canada and around the world.

Organizational Objectives

Our goal is to expand our membership to work on more Social Justice issues.


Volunteer Coordinator

Robert Cory

(519) 601-2053


Contact Us

Council of Canadians London Chapter
389 Dundas St.
London, ON  N6B3l5


londoncouncilofcanadians.ca
(519) 601-2053

Thames Region Ecological Association

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To increase the level of awareness of, and participation in sustainable efforts happening today in Thames Region.

Organizational Objectives

Thames Region Ecological Association (TREA) designs ecologically-responsible programs and events which encourage awareness of environmental issues and citizen participation that contributes to the overall heath and connection of our shared community.


Typical Volunteer Opportunities

  • Outreach
  • Education
  • Bike festival volunteers
  • Greening initiatives & events

Volunteer Coordinator

Diane Szoller
Email Diane


Contact Us

Thames Region Ecological Association
1017 Western Road
London, ON  N6G 1G5

trea.ca

Community Gardens London

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Community Gardens London advocates for, educates about, and celebrates community gardening and urban agriculture.

Organizational Objectives

  1. Advocate for, educate about, and celebrate community gardening and urban agriculture
  2. Answer questions about urban agriculture and community gardening; if need be, by referring those who inquire to persons, organizations, text material, or websites.
  3. Comment on local topics pertinent to community gardening and urban agriculture

Volunteer Coordinator

Robyn Harvey

Tel: (519) 439-7789


Contact Us

Community Gardens London

66 Palmer Street, London, N6H 1P7
communitygardenslondon.ca

London Community Resource Centre

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To bring together individuals, organizations, and resources to foster community action and create positive social change.

Organizational
Objectives

To create inclusive, healthy communities through community gardens and related personal skill development.


Typical Volunteer Opportunities

  • Children’s Garden program volunteers
  • Garden Maintenance
  • Community Outreach
  • Office Assistance
  • Social Media
  • Cooking Demonstration volunteers
  • Fundraising

Volunteer Coordinator

Linda Davies

(519) 432-1801


 Contact Us

London Community Resource Centre
255 Horton Street, 3rd Floor, Suite 1
London, ON  N6B 1L1

(519) 432-1801
lcrc.on.ca

Transition London Ontario

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Transition London Ontario’s (TLO) mission is two-fold:

  1. To explore and then follow pathways of practical actions that will reduce our carbon emissions and dependence on fossil fuels, while enhancing our quality of life.
  2. To build the city’s resilience, that is, its ability to withstand shocks from the combined effects of peak oil and climate change, through being more self-reliant in areas such as food, energy, health care, jobs and economics.

 

Organizational Objectives

TLO is a volunteer-driven, non-profit, grassroots organization. It functions by bringing ordinary citizens together to work toward positive change. TLO is shaped and guided by all who are able to participate, in whatever capacity they can, in making life in this city more abundant, fulfilling, equitable and socially connected.


Typical Volunteer Opportunities

Gardening participants for our community and museum garden projects

Volunteer Coordinator

Don McLeod

(519) 667-4016


 

Contact Us

Transition London Ontario
165 Egerton Street
London, ON  N5Z 2G5

(519) 667-4016
transitionlondon.ning.com