Community gardening with TransitionKW

 

TransitionKW is launching a Climate Change Adaptation Toolkit at Kitchener City Hall Rotunda on Saturday, March 29th (1.30 pm). Everybody is invited to attend this event that will also be our official unleashing. If you want to come, please RSVP at transitionkwtoolkit.eventbrite.ca

And by the way, you can also vote our Toolkit as one of the 10 Ideas to Change Waterloo (Cord Community). Just go to http://community.thecord.ca/10-ideas-to-change-waterloo-voting/ and vote for the Climate Change Adaptation Toolkit. Hurry up, voting ends on March 19!.

Related with climate change, reading our Toolkit you will learn that extreme weather is leading to important changes in world food production. In fact, climate change could have an important effect on the availability of food in Waterloo Region as the food prices are expected to increase over time and fluctuate more.

As shown in our Toolkit, one way to increase your resilience against the impact of extreme weather is by creating your own food supply. This can be done in a number of different ways: learning how to preserve food, planting a vegetable garden in your backyard or purchasing your food from a local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA).

Another way to increase your resilience on food is to join a Community Garden which not only has the above mentioned benefits but also can help you to strengthen ties with your community by getting to know your neighbours and working together for a common goal.

And if you want to help to build a new Community Garden in Kitchener, here in TransitionKW we are looking for people able to organize the work crew to build the new site as well as to manage the Community Garden once is finished. No previous experience with Community Gardens is required as we will have the assistance of experienced mentors and gardeners. We are just in the first steps of this project, so we can’t give detailed info at this moment but if you have any question or if you want to get involved you can contact us.

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