Film Screening: Farmsteaders RESCHEDULED

Wednesday March 4th 2020 at 6:30 - 8:30pm

This screening was postponed from Feb 26 due to weather. We apologize for any inconvenience! The first movie in our Resilience Festival Screening series will follow the struggles of an Ohio Dairy farming family as they deal with the challenges of small scale farming in the 21st Century. Following the movie, we will host a[…]

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The Spring Beat

Saturday March 21st 2020 at 7:30pm to 11:00pm

What’s a festival without music and dancing? C’mon out to Silence to celebrate Spring and kick off the Resilience Festival with dancing, drumming and dreaming at the Spring Beat! Featuring Gary Diggins, Jeff Bird, Tom Wolf, Christine Mills and special guest Jocelyn Drainie. Saturday March 21, 7:30-11pm Silence, 46 Essex St.  – http://www.silencesounds.ca/ Cost: $20[…]

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Keynote Panel Event – Local Food: Great for You, Great for the Planet

Thursday March 26th 2020 at 7:00 - 9:00pm

It’s all about local, sustainable food. Guelph is extremely fortunate to have internationally renowned experts on food in our own community. Join us on March 26th as Philip Loring, Ralph Martin and Emily De Sousa, talk to the far reaching implications of food and the benefits of eating local. $5-$10 or PWYC. Tickets sold on[…]

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Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 28th 2020 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. Also featuring: exhibits on gardening, community projects, and nature connection, and lots of workshops! List of Seedy Saturday Vendors FREE admission. Festival Main Day: Saturday, March 28, 10-4pm Auditorium, Dublin St.[…]

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Family Food Action Plan

Saturday March 28th 2020 at 10am-4pm repeating every 1/2 hour

Did you know that buying local food is great for you AND great for the planet? Discover the many ways you can get more local and create your own “Family Food Action Plan” to take home. If you report back with a great story and cool photo by June 30, 2020, you will be entered[…]

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Meal Planning Using Local Ingredients

Saturday March 28th 2020 at 11am-12pm

Celeste Lopreiato is the owner of The Conscious Grocer, a local prepared meal company which specializes in creating zero-waste and plant-based meals using organic and local ingredients. She has a deep passion for farming, preserving, and making ethically & environmentally farmed food more accessible. Main Festival Day: Saturday, March 28, 11am-12pm Hallman Room, Dublin Street[…]

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Seed-Saving Workshop

Saturday March 28th 2020 at 11-12pm

Do you have a pile of seeds sitting in your cupboard? Have you been wanting to save seeds but don’t know where to start? Come to our seed saving workshop and learn how to properly save your seeds! We will also discuss cross pollination and isolation distances as well as techniques to clean your seed[…]

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Being Prepared for a Winter Power Outage

Saturday March 28th 2020 at 12-1pm

Given the increasingly chaotic shifts in our climate, the likelihood of an ice storm and subsequent winter power outage is increasing. This workshop will give you the basics to be resilient during a winter power outage. Hosted by: John Craig of Transition Guelph Festival Main Day: Saturday, March 28, 2020, 12-1pm Church Office, Dublin St.[…]

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Fire By Friction

Saturday March 28th 2020 at 12:00pm

Fire by Friction at the Resilience Festival is a tradition! Step outside for a 45 minute demonstration on making fire with no matches and no-lighter. Fire by Friction is a core routine of resilience – it is a mix of joy and frustration, patience, practice, nature awareness, fortitude, and preparedness. See you out there! Hosted[…]

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Zero Waste Workshop

Saturday March 28th 2020 at 1-2pm

Would you like to learn more about zero waste? Join this session to find out how to reduce your waste, both in the home and on the go. Learn the many benefits of reducing waste and some easy ways to get started on your own zero waste journey! Hosted by Nancy Lotecki-Neely, Founder of Zero[…]

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Darning Workshop

Saturday March 28th 2020 at 1-2pm

Jill Gill of Transition Guelph 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. Festival Main Day: Saturday,[…]

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Urban Farming

Saturday March 28th 2020 at 2-3pm

A Case for Urban Farming: How can we use our gardens to fight climate change, build resilience, nurture community, and at the same time reconnect with nature? Ida Chvostek takes us on a tour of the modern day Victory Garden – from chickens, rainwater harvesting, conservation, to food security – this presentation covers the information[…]

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Container Gardening

Saturday March 28th 2020 at 10:00am - 1:00pm

Are you interested in gardening but have limited outdoor space? Do you need an easy to care for set up? Join 10C Shared Space and the City of Guelph’s Health Landscapes program to learn how to build and maintain a low water container garden. Presented by: Joy Sammy of 10C – https://10carden.ca/ Main Festival Day,[…]

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Knitting Workshop

Saturday March 28th 2020 at 2-3pm

Learn the basics of the fun and practical skill of knitting! A perennial favourite event at the Festival. All materials provided, just bring your curiosity and enthusiasm. Host: Gail Bartlett Main Festival Day: Saturday, March 28, 2020, 2-3pm Church Office, Dublin St. United Church, 68 Suffolk St W

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Active Hope

Saturday March 28th 2020 at 3-4pm

What does hope mean in a time of crisis? Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed with the challenges facing our planet? What does it mean to cultivate hope during days of accelerating disruption, mass extinctions, and extremes of destruction and oppression? Based on the decades-long work of Joanna Macy, Active Hope gives us the courage to[…]

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Earth Hour Potluck – CANCELLED

Saturday March 28th 2020 at 5:30 - 8:30pm

Please note that in the light of the risks presented by the novel coronavirus outbreak we have made the decision to cancel the Earth Hour Potluck dinner. We have also made the decision to not serve coffee or a catered lunch during the festival main day. We are saddened that these steps should be necessary,[…]

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