Cob Oven Opening Celebration at the Willow Green Community Garden

Thankfully, we had mild weather on October 31st, and Halloween was far from our minds. We gathered on this day with sponsors and community members alike to celebrate the opening of the cob oven in the Cherry Park neighbourhood. It stands in an extension of the Willow Green community garden. … Continue reading

Cob Oven Construction at the Willow Green Community Garden

As we contacted community groups to see if they were interested in pursuing a project with us, we discovered an evident interest in natural building for both the purposes of sustainability and community development. However, the majority of community groups weren’t prepared to invest in this type of project for … Continue reading

Cob Oven Construction at the Mill Courtland Community Centre

This year we had the opportunity to help build cob ovens in two locations. The first one was at the Mill Courtland Community Centre in Kitchener. The Highland-Stirling Community Group steered the project with financial support from the Mennonite Savings and Credit Union. Members from our group and the Highland-Stirling … Continue reading

Garden Group – Final Harvest and Reflections

Today, I completed the final harvest in our Permaculture Garden at Willow Green. There was just a few things left at this point – eggplant and parsley. I will use the eggplant in a baba ganoush or potentially a ratatouille. Parsley, of course, is a benefit to many dishes. I … Continue reading

Garden Group – First harvest!

  This summer weather has been gorgeous for gardening. With lots of rain and sun our plants have been growing beautifully.  Apart from a disease in our tomatoes, most likely a Septoria leaf spot infection, all the other plants are big and healthy. In fact, last weekend we had our … Continue reading

Permaculture Garden Group: How Does Our Garden Grow?

There is something inherently satisfying about planting your own vegetable garden. Perhaps it is a part of our DNA. Becoming farmers was the next step in our development from hunter-gather, and has helped feed us ever since. It, however, has even more meaning for TransitionKW’s Permaculture Garden Group. Sustainability, resilience … Continue reading

Gardening/Permaculture sub-group – First meeting!

  The new project of TransitionKW, the Gardening/Permaculture sub-group, had its first meeting of the new on Sunday 12, in Willow Green, which is the Community Garden of Cherry Park Neighbourhood Association. Our main objective is to learn and practice the basics of permaculture. To start with, we made a wish-list of vegetables that … Continue reading

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 And by the way, you can also … Continue reading