Just Food – Food Forest Stewardship (Fall 2017)
Help the Just Food Farm fill the need for city-wide education on trees and shrubs that can produce nuts and fruit by volunteering to help them build a food forest and a maple grove!
Fruit- and nut-bearing bushes and trees provide a number of direct benefits, such as enhanced ecological habitat and biodiversity as well as numerous easily scalable indirect benefits, including contributing to community food security, community well-being and community-building.
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Transforming the Urban Landscape with Heartwood House’s Green Alley Project - Green Alley Build Team (Spring 2018)
Collaborate with Heartwood House to convert a conventional alley on the west side of their building to a green alley, transforming it from a narrow, asphalted extension of the parking lot to a safe, car-free, environmentally friendly, fully accessible pathway and social place for members of the neighbourhood. Greening of the alley will eventually include the addition of native plants, flower boxes, herb and flower gardens, benches and improved drainage to control stormwater runoff.
- Application deadline: TBD
- Project dates: March - April 2018
Find the project in the Community Engagement Navigator on uOzone:
- Placement #TBD (Spring 2018) – Participants
Carp Ridge Learning Centre: Creating and Installing a children’s learning Centre
(Spring/Summer 2018 – Phase II)
Help support local community health and sustainability by developing a comprehensive program for children at the Carp Ridge EcoWellness Centre. Research shows outdoor education is beneficial to children and reconnecting with nature is vital to our health and well-being. The CRLC provides an opportunity for students and young adults to engage with nature. The goals of this project are for students to design a children’s learning garden in phase 1 (fall 2017) and, in phase 2 (spring 2018), meet with CRLC to review and finalize the children’s garden design over one weekend in May 2018 based on the final budget and recommendations and proceed with the garden installation. Students can choose to work on only one phase or both.
- Application deadline: April 30, 2018
- Project dates: May 2018
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Enviro EducAction : Public Outreach Campaign on the Greening of the school grounds of École Saint Rédempteur in Hull (hiver 2018)
Enviro Éduc-Action is an organization that has adopted a three-pronged approach to improving both the environment and the health of Outaouais residents. This organization has partnered with the teachers and staff of École Saint Redempteur to implement a project to “green-up” their school grounds, including a planting day that will take place in May or June, 2018. Students participating to this project will be able to design promotional materials, to create and host an outreach activity or booth to raise awareness about the project among local residents who use the school grounds and adjacent playground..
- Application deadline: January 22, 2018
- Project dates: January 22 – April 12, 2018
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