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uoft 31/10/2013 - 02:00AM

Edible Campus

Ecofest 2013 - Held at Harvest Noon, Photo by Michelle St-Amour

Hello folks,

As promised at our recent and super-successful screening of Edible City, here are some great orgs. on campus that are active in action on local food, agriculture and food security!

Harvest Noon Cafe

Harvest Noon Café provides a relaxed and inclusive gathering space for both U of T students and members of the wider community to eat, cook, learn about, and express their love for food. As a café we aim to serve local, sustainable, and organically produced food and to support principles of food justice and accessibility. Harvest Noon is a project of the Toronto Sustainable Food Co-operative, an organization initiated by members of the student group Hot Yam! in the Fall of 2011. By building relationships with local producers and like-minded groups, we provide opportunities and support for folks interested in fostering good, clean and fair food alternatives.

Dig In

The Dig In! Campus Agriculture Network exists to support, empower and grow small-scale, sustainable food production at the University of Toronto. We represent a network of autonomous urban agriculture projects, rooted in particular colleges, campus organizations, and academic departments. We also maintain our own series of demonstrative food gardens and provide programming related to urban agriculture and food issues.

Hart House Farm Committee

The Hart House Farm is an actual farm and much more. It’s an 150 acre property located on the Niagara Escarpment, in Caledon Ontario, just 55 km northwest of Toronto. Since 1949 it has been owned by Hart House and managed by the students and alumni of the Farm Committee and Hart House.

UofT BEES

A group of students and community members committed to educating ourselves and others about natural beekeeping, pollinators, and the production of local honey. We provide a rare space within the City of Toronto where anyone can participate and learn the skills of natural beekeeping within the urban context. U of T BEES seeks to highlight the importance of urban beekeeping as a means of encouraging the survival of pollinators responsible for the existence of many plants. U of T BEES also provides a unique opportunity for students to connect with nature, learn about the process of honey creation, and participate in the production of local food.

Well, folks, I hope that keeps you buzzing!
We hope to see you next week for our next screening, Roadmap to Apartheid, with our BDS ad hoc Committee.

All the best,
- Brad Evoy, External Commissioner and Organizer of CP UofT.

 

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