James Gordon on Climate Strategies for This Critical Moment

Thursday March 21st 2019 at 6:30 - 9:00pm

James Gordon on Climate Strategies for This Critical Moment: He Speaks, He Sings, He’s Paying Attention Local leader James Gordon puts the “active” in “activist” with decades of cultural and political participation. Come hear his perspective (and some songs!) on local, regional and international programs for halting climate disaster by putting new philosophies  and economies[…]

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Exploring the Circular Food Economy and Food Security

Tuesday March 26th 2019 at 7 - 8:30pm

There has been a lot going on recently in Guelph-Wellington related to the Smart Cities Circular Food Economy. See foodfuture.ca if you’d like to learn more. This is a highly ambitious project focusing on these 3 goals: Increasing access to affordable, nutritious food Creating new circular food business and collaboration opportunities Increasing revenues by recognizing the value[…]

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Ecotherapy: Healing Our Relationship with Earth

Wednesday March 27th 2019 at 5:30-6:30pm

Ecotherapy is a much needed response in this era to bring light and intention to our relationship with earth. This workshop offers experiential opportunities to settle into a sense of how the earth heals us and ways we in turn can participate in the earth’s healing. Intended for those who are looking to honour what[…]

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Resilience in the face of Climate Change – An evening with Richard Heinberg

Thursday March 28th 2019 at 7:00 - 9:00pm

This is an evening not to be missed!  Take a glimpse at what our future climate might mean for us and how we can prepare for the coming changes. Richard is an American journalist and educator who has written extensively on energy, economic, and ecological issues, including oil depletion. He is the author of 13 books,[…]

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Movie & Discussion: Painted Land

Friday March 29th 2019 at 7:00 - 9:00pm

Author and wilderness photographer Joanie and Gary McGuffin and art historian Michael Burtch set out to find the actual locations in northern Ontario that inspired the legendary Group Of Seven and some of their most iconic works of art. The film weaves the paintings and fascinating stories of these artists with the modern-day journey, taking[…]

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Syrup in the City

Saturday March 30th 2019 at 10:00am - 1:00pm

Syrup in the City is Guelph’s Community Maple Syrup Festival!  It is a joint event between John McCrae Public School, Transition Guelph, and the Community Environmental Leadership Program of the Upper Grand District School Board.  Last year was our second year and we had nearly 1000 visitors to this family friendly event.  Visitors came to[…]

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Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 30th 2019 at 10:00am - 4:00pm

Guelph Seedy Saturday: The Place To Get Your Garden Seeds! Buy them from eco-responsible seed vendors and/or trade your extras at the Community Seed Exchange Table FREE admission. Also featuring: exhibits on gardening, community projects, and nature connection. www.guelphseedysaturday.blogspot.ca

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Resilience Theatre

Saturday March 30th 2019 at 10 - 11am

How do we face this mess we’re in without going crazy? Resilience theatre took this question and turned it into a one-hour exploration of feelings, hopes, fears, and stories about living in the world in these times and the journey of finding personal and collective resilience. This interactive performance wants to invite you into deeper[…]

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Why Co-operate?

Saturday March 30th 2019 at 11am - 12pm

A conversation about co-ops based on the experience of the Sumac Community Worker Co-op, which owns and operates Planet Bean Coffee. We will explore the importance of co-ops in a local and global context looking their community building, ecological, democratic and economically distributive qualities with Bill Barrett founder of Planet Bean and member of the[…]

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Container Gardens: Easy as 1-2-3

Saturday March 30th 2019 at 1:00 - 2:00pm

10C Shared Space & City of Guelph’s Healthy Landscapes Program are excited to offer the “Container Gardens: Easy as 1-2-3” program. You will learn about several types of container gardens – including self-watering containers, fence rail gardens and vertical garden planters. The containers will be ideal for large windows, patios & rooftop spaces. The workshop[…]

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What if we can reverse the warming?

Saturday March 30th 2019 at 11am - 1pm

What if we can reverse the warming? Climate Health Panel Discussion Climate change is the key issue of our times. Join us for a lively discussion as three panelists look at the costs of disruption, local security, and usable strategies to – maybe, just maybe – reverse global warming. Presentation will include a question-and-answer period,[…]

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Souper Heros Lunch!

Saturday March 30th 2019 at 12 - 2pm

Join us during Seedy Saturday for a special lunch from The SEED’s Souper Heros! Souper Heroes is a community builder and fundraiser for The SEED. Throughout the fall and winter, they sell hot soup and soup starters at markets, stores and pop-up events across Guelph. Buying soup is an amazing way to support The SEED[…]

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Ecovillage Guelph

Saturday March 30th 2019 at 1 - 3pm

Ecovillage Guelph will be officially launched at this event. Come join us and get inspired as we bring together experts, enthusiasts and the curious to explore the power of community. A power to build resilience, lower our ecological footprint, enhance our quality of life and help heal our relationships with the rest of life on[…]

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Darning Workshop

Saturday March 30th 2019 at 12 - 1pm

Jill will be demonstrating darning of socks (or sweater/t-shirt/gloves, mittens, etc). Participants are encouraged to bring items of their own clothing that need to be darned in order to maximize the usefulness of this skill building workshop. Hand sewing only, no machines required. Needles and thread/yarn supplied.

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One on One with the Builders Group

Saturday March 30th 2019 at 2 - 3pm

Get a chance to consult 1:1 with a local sustainable builder on any building or renovation question you have.

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“Find Joy in the Revolution” with Paul Wartman

Saturday March 30th 2019 at 3:00 - 4:00pm

Many of us weren’t taught how to find what brings us love and joy amongst the overwhelming supply of dread. Many just don’t have the practice to make a space, set aside some time, reflect on what brings us that mmmm-yes-respect-appreciation-value-love-joy, and then plan our next steps from those feelings. This workshop brings the tools[…]

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Permaculture Primer with Michael Schimp

Saturday March 30th 2019 at 3:00 - 4:00pm

Permaculture is a design system that teaches people how to integrate with the natural world. Join permaculture gardener, artist, and educator Michael Peter Schimp for this one hour talk on permaculture, its principals, and some easy permaculture techniques, plus q&a with a veteran permaculturist. Micheal Schimp got a certificate in Permaculture and Eco-Village Design in 2005[…]

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Builders’ Group Open Forum

Saturday March 30th 2019 at 4 - 5pm

Join the Builders’ Group open forum where the audience can ask building or renovation questions of the panel of experts.

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Drum for the Sun with Janet Jephcott Kimpton

Saturday March 30th 2019 at 5-6pm

You are welcome to come and make music, dance, or simply enjoy listening at this creative drum circle! Some drums and lots of percussion available to us. And no experience needed. A mini class will begin the circle to get our hands and hearts warmed up! Then we will drum for the Sun with our[…]

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Earth Hour Potluck with special guest: Mike Nickerson

Saturday March 30th 2019 at 5:30 - 8:30pm

Join us for our annual Earth Hour pot luck! Members, guests and friends of TG are welcome to an informal pot-luck meal to celebrate Earth Hour in a friendly, electric-candle-lit setting 🙂 Here’s what to bring: A small dish to share (and please label it with the ingredients, to respect those with dietary restrictions.) Your[…]

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Nature Awareness as Resilience: Workshops and Seminars at The Guelph Outdoor School

Sunday March 31st 2019 at 12 - 3pm

A free event. Nature Awareness as Resilience. Resilience as Nature Awareness. Wrap the 2019 Guelph Resilience Festival with an afternoon at the Invisible Classroom. This is a free event, sponsored in part by LIFE Co-Operative and in partnership with Transition Guelph. Join GOS instructors for an afternoon of full nature immersion workshops featuring weaving &[…]

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