Tag Archives: Horticulture

Sustainability at Fanshawe

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At Fanshawe College, we are committed to improving our impact on the environment by creating a more sustainable footprint.

Organizational Objectives

We will reduce our waste and use natural resources and energy more efficiently. Adjusting our attitude and behaviour to consume and live with awareness, in consideration of the environment, is a vital part of what we do here at Fanshawe College. We support equity and equality across genders, race, culture, and generations in all things we do.


Volunteer Coordinator

Mary-Lee Townsend

(519) 452-4430 x 3934


Contact Us

Sustainability at Fanshawe
1001 Fanshawe College Blvd.,
P.O. Box 7005,
London, ON  N5Y 5R6

(519) 452-4430
fanshawec.ca/about-fanshawe/corporate-information/sustainability

London Fanshawe Horticultural Society

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London Fanshawe Horticultural Societys (LFHS) mission is to promote, encourage, and educate its members in the values of horticulture within the community of London, Ontario.

Organizational Objectives

  • Provide our members within information on all aspects of horticulture, through holding regular membership meetings with speakers who have expertise in the horticultural field.
  • Engage members by volunteering in community horticultural projects that beautify and protect our city.

 

Volunteer Coordinator

John McLeod

(519) 660-1163


Contact Us

London Fanshawe Horticultural Society
1593 Adelaide St. N.
P.O. Box 51017
London, ON N5X 4P9
(519) 660-1163
LFHS Website

Garden Club of London

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The Garden Club of London (GCL) works with the community and Nature to inform the public about horticulture, floral design and the environment through our work at Parkwood Hospital, the Woodland off Wonderland Road, and by presenting a Floral Exhibition every two years. We also work closely with the City of London and other community organizations the assist with our and their goals.


Contact Us

The Garden Club of London
625 Springbank Drive,
London, ON  N6K 4T1

Tel: (519) 471-6200
gardencluboflondon.ca

Community Gardens London

CGL_Logo_B&WMission

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

Food Not Lawns London Canada

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Food Not Lawns London Canada (FNL) is a collective of gardeners committed to ecological stewardship, through cultivating our relationship to the earth and to each other. We are enthusiastic about creating integrated solutions to heal a broken food system. We advocate for food sovereignty because we believe that our communities have the right to participate in and define our own food systems.

Values

Respect: We stand for the dignity and rights of all persons, across all communities, by supporting a diversity of gardening and food growing interests.

Education: We commit to creating positive social interactions through workshops and community events. We cultivate the sharing of knowledge and interest in growing food, respectfully redefining health, wealth, and beauty.

Cooperation: We support cooperation between FNL and like-minded organizations to increase community awareness about growing food. We encourage and foster relationships with a focus on environmental stewardship and ecological awareness.

Nature: We cultivate respect for nature and the intricate systems that result in Earth’s biodiversity. We support this abundance through responsible and varied gardening practices. We individually recognize our connection to the soil, water, air, and other creatures.

Responsibility: We act on the earth in an ecologically responsible manner, promoting the ongoing restoration, proliferation, and overall health of our micro and macro environments. We act as stewards of the Earth, positively impacting our selves, our communities, and our future generations through the growing of food.


Typical Volunteer Opportunities

  • Gardening help
  • Workshops/educational opportunities
  • Community outreach at events

Volunteer Coordinator

Narcise Datura

Tel: (519) 319-7927


Contact Us

Food Not Lawns London Canada
c/o East Village Arts Collective
757 Dundas Street
London, ON N5W 2Z6

Tel: (519) 319-7927
foodnotlawnslondoncanada.org