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GTGK at Food Secure Canada and Toronto GFJI Grub It Up

Hello there!

It’s been a busy week! Yesterday we participated in our second Grub It Up at Lawrence Heights in organizational partnership with Afri-Can FoodBasket. The aim of  the  gathering was to bring people together who are committed to dismantling racism in food systems. We ate, converse and also participated in facilitated activities and discussions. (A group of people from Toronto attended the Growing Food and Justice for All Gathering in Milwaukee back in 2009 and 2010 and were inspired to start a regional L.E.G – Local Empowerment Group — this is was the second event of the LEG.) FoodShare supplied the food and we had many amazing volunteers affiliated with the University of Toronto.

We are also getting psyched for this weekend’s national Food Secure Canada Biennial Assembly in Montreal.

Food Secure Canada, for those not familiar with the organization,  “is a Canadian organization which works to unite people and organizations working for food security across Canada and globally.”

Running from November 26th to the 28th, the theme this year is Weaving together food policy and community  action : an agenda for change. Green Thumbs is honoured to be participating in a workshop on Saturday at 10:50 am on Schools as Spaces for Nutrition/L’école un espace alimentaire lié à sa communauté with other panelists from FoodShare Toronto, Jeunes Pousses and Établissements verts Brundtland.

Picking parsley
Watering the plants in the earth block bed built by grade 5 students

Nous avons hâte d’être une des participantes au colloque de Sécurité Alimentaire Canada. Et en effet, nous sommes surtout excités pour les bagels (St. Viateur ou Fairmount?!?!?). Yum yum.

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