Girls Day Out 2013

March 17, 2013 by  
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March 16, 2013
2:00 pmto3:30 pm

Presentation: Cultivating Culinary Herbs

Girls Day Out

Joan Kerr with Cynthia and Isabelle from Girls Inc

What a fun day at the Girls Day Out Event.  So inspiring!


Of course talking about gardening is always a pleasure, especially when it’s about Herbs.  The Cultivating Culinary Herbs Presentation covered the following topics:

– Gardening Basics

– History of Culinary Herbs

– Culinary Herbs and uses

– Design Concepts

Participants planted seeds in peat pots to grao and plant in their gardens.  Everyone enjoyed the workshop.  Thanks to Girls Inc. for hosting this event!

Hotroots Soup Festival

January 24, 2013 by  
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February 12, 2013
12:00 pmto5:00 pm
February 13, 2013
12:00 pmto5:00 pm
February 14, 2013
12:00 pmto5:00 pm
February 15, 2013
12:00 pmto5:00 pm
February 16, 2013
12:00 pmto5:00 pm






Image courtesy of Creative Carrot

February is stirring with  flavour.  And celebration!

Join us and feel the warmth of community while tasting delicious and nutritious soups.  We are building community and promoting local food to celebrate:

• Afro-Caribbean-Cajun-Creole- First Nations cuisine

• Mardi Gras/Carnival day or Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday

• Our local farmers

• Our settlement heritage

• Heart-healthy winter vegetables

• Oshawa’s downtown restaurants


Date:       February 12th – 16th, 2013

Venue:   Downtown Oshawa,12 noon to closing, daily

Get a passport-roadmap to downtown Oshawa restaurants.

Some benefits of particpating:

  • $1 from each soup purchased goes to Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre;
  • Supporting local businesses and farmers;
  • Building a strong, green community; and
  • Eating nutritiously


Join us.  Have fun while doing good.


DotGreen Day in Toronto

August 28, 2012 by  
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October 13, 2012
9:30 amto5:00 pm



A ride.  A tour. Plant native trees. Enjoy a delicious lunch. Tour of the Brickworks.  Sounds exciting. Read on.

The day will Day-long Green Event with Co-Sponsors DotGreen and Neustar, a chance to learn about green efforts of the ICANN host city, Toronto.  We will begin the day with a Ferry Ride to the Toronto Islands “Ward’s Island” where we will have a brief ecological tour and learn about the islands conservation efforts, participate in a native tree planting and then enjoy an organic picnic lunch.  We’ll then return by ferry to the mainland where we’ll depart for Evergreen Brick Works, a “community environmental center that inspires and equips visitors to live, work and play more sustainably”.  We’ll do a guided green tour of the Brick Works, and visit the current exhibit “MOVE: The Transportation Expo” which is a multi-sensory tour of transportation and an “exploration of innovative ideas and technologies needed to build and connect our communities in efficient and sustainable ways.”  These unique opportunities will show hi-lights of Toronto and their efforts toward a greener city.

The day is organized with a little assistance from fbsc.


Oshawa Earth Day 2012

April 20, 2012 by  
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April 21, 2012
12:00 pmto5:00 pm
April 22, 2012
12:00 pmto5:00 pm


The Incredible World of Bugs:

Earth Day 2012 Video

Beneficial bugs are nature’s gift to a garden.  Trees, flowers, vegetables and herbs attract different bugs, birds and butterflies.

I love ladybugs, hummingbirds, dragonflies and butterflies.

For Earth Day 2012, I am looking forward to hearing about The Incredible World of Bugs, and learn more on how they contribute to our gardens to make everything natural and sustainable for the Earth.

When we learn about the ways of doing little act, it becomes a big impact and cultivates sustainable sensibilities.


Earth Hour 2012

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March 31, 2012
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

Oshawa Celebrates Earth Hour

Earth Hour 2012 starts at 8:30 Saturday: What will you be doing?

The 2011 Oshawa Earth Hour community event was such an enjoyable event, and the support for doing it again is tremendous. Therefore we are going to drum once again.

The drums are scheduled to be delivered, the Facilitators are ready and the people are registering. You can play, or you can clap, or just listen.

Earth Hour is a global event that is bring attention to the issue of climate change and encouraging everyone to act by conserving and make responsible choices that are sustainable.

Small acts:

– Turn off lights when you leave a room

– Install energy saving light bulbs

– When using an oven, try to cook more than one thing


Watch 2011 video:

2011 Conservation Fair

October 15, 2011 by  
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October 15, 2011
10:00 amto5:00 pm

1st Annual Heritage Dinner

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October 13, 2011
12:00 amto3:00 pm

Korea Remembered

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August 9, 2011
5:00 pmto8:00 pm

The Forgotten War, Remembered

This year, we pay respect to Veterans, who made a significant role in protecting the Korean People in 1950 and clear the way for UN Forces.

There were 55,000 Canadian Peacekeepers who served in Korea and more than 500 never returned, but not forgotten.

Since the end of the Korean War, many Oshawa Peacekeepers have developed close relationship with the Korean Community.


Community Garden Open House

July 12, 2011 by  
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July 16, 2011
10:00 amto2:00 pm



The Windfields Community & Teaching Gardens is hosting a community open house at 2951 Simcoe Street N, from 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m.  Please see map below.

Activities includes:

  • Cooking with weeds
  • Garden Tour & Trivia
  • Victory Garden presentation
  • Giveaways

The Windfields Community Gardens Open House is part of a larger regional community garden event organized by Durham Integrated Growers to showcase local food projects.

We will be taking pictures of the event and interviewing visitors.

Community Action Days: June 17th

June 6, 2011 by  
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June 17, 2011

Oshawa Farmers MarketThe Oshawa Centre has partnered with to create Community Action Days, where groups and artists can display crafts and information for the public.  This is an exciting way to promote local food and artists in our community.

Community Action Days are every third Friday of the month, from May to October, inclusive.

Visit the Farmer’s Market Arts & Crafts Facebook Page for more info.

Food and art cultivates sustainable sensibilities ans contributes to a vibrant and sufficient local community.

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