Gardening is activism | Jardinage c'est de l'activisme

During WWI and WWII, individual citizens in North America were included in the war effort by growing food at their own homes. Gardening today, especially at this time of wars in the Middle East, is a way for us North Americans to do our part. Although we haven't yet been called on by the government to garden on a large scale, individuals and communities are choosing to garden as a way to be peaceful. We can prepare for a future world with no more oil (and hopefully no more oil wars) by gardening at our own homes and community centers.

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Posté par rotem le Ven, 28/07/2006 - 1:06pm.

Cost of food grows to 18m tons of carbon dioxide

Even a tiny country like England uses a great deal of energy to get food to its people. Just like in Canada, this is due to the importing of food from all around the world. Perhap we should change the mantra of the environmental movement to "Think Globally, Eat Locally."

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Posté par alexjhill le Mer, 26/07/2006 - 8:33am.

Jardinage au college? Sur un toit? C'est quoi cette classe?!?

par Mark McGuire (en anglais seulement)
juillet 2006

In our summer Continuing Education course in Dawson College's Humanities department we've been exploring global warming and climate change, threats to our food security and biodiversity posed by industrial agriculture, and the looming peak in the global oil supply. We ask, "How does our participation in modern consumer culture implicate us in the rapid devastation of our human community and natural environment? What are our responsibilities as human beings and global citizens to respond collectively with imagination to these huge, complicated problems? What obstacles prevent us from getting good information and developing creative strategies for resistance?" By taking seriously and actually lending a hand to the ongoing efforts of local community organizations (Santropol Roulant and Alternatives, to name but two) to find meaningful and sustainable solutions to these problems, students have discovered that, as our course title suggests, "Another World is Possible," so long as we abandon despair and commit to activist-engagement with our local communities.

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Posté par rotem le Jeu, 20/07/2006 - 1:12pm.

JETS potluck on the roof...more than just a discussion / JETS potluck sur le qu'une discussion

Thursday, July 13, 2006 at the demonstration garden.
Jeudi, le 13 juillet, 2006 dans le jardin demonstratif.

Our first rooftop potluck was a smashing success!
We had a great discussion about municipal involvement in urban greening. Thanks to everyone who showed up with tasty food to share and ideas to exchange!

Notre premier potluck etait un grand succes!
On a eu une belle discussion sur l'ecologisation de la ville et l'implication de la municipalite. Merci a tout le monde qui sont venues avec la bouffe a partager et les idees a echanger!

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Posté par rotem le Mar, 18/07/2006 - 2:02pm.

Lutter contre la chaleur dans une jungle de béton

Des groupes communautaires se lancent à l’assaut de la canicule et du smog en verdissant Montréal!

Montreal – Ete 2006

Tandis que les Montréalais sont encore une fois accablés par la vague de chaleur suffocante, oppressés par le smog et oppressés par l’humidité, certains d’entre eux développent des solutions à ce problème!

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Posté par rotem le Lun, 17/07/2006 - 11:01am.

Action Communiterre is looking for board members | Action Communiterre recherche de nouveaux membres de son CA

Action Communiterre is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to social and environmental development through the establishment and operation of collectively-managed vegetable gardens. We run 10 organic gardens, known as the Victory Garden Network, in the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce area in Montreal. Our mission is to bring local residents together in a common effort to enhance food security in our neighbourhood, improve the urban environment, preserve bio-diversity, and strengthen community ties. We are a bilingual and multicultural organization that is governed by a board of directors made up of members of the community and the larger area. There are permanent staff who carry out the day to day work of the organization.

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Posté par rotem le Jeu, 13/07/2006 - 11:37am.

The revolution will be fertilized

Hey folks,
My family just forwarded me this encouraging article about guerilla gardening in Vancouver. One of my mom's friends just got permission from the Municipality of Saanich in Victoria to plant vegetables in the boulevard outside her house too.

Posted to: Health and Quality of Life Improvement
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Posté par mthom le Mar, 11/07/2006 - 9:30am.

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