Summer time at the Canal District Community Garden

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There is a new community hub, bustling with weekly events for all ages, all summer long at the Canal District Community Garden (CDCG)!

The CDCG is located at Etienne Brule public school, at 241 Albert St W, Sault Ste. Marie, and houses 22 garden beds, tended by community organizations and individuals.  The CDCG is a place where those with a passion for gardening & local food come together to cultivate and grow in a safe, clean environment.

The CDCG is much more than just a place where we grow veggies and plants among friends!  It is a safe community hub where all different types of community activities and events will be held throughout the summer, such as garden education workshops, clay making, art activities, upcycling, movie nights, fitness, potlucks and much, much more!!!

All events are absolutely open to everyone as we strive to foster & promote community, food sovereignty & relationships with others and the earth.  Donations at all functions are always appreciated and help the functioning of our community garden!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

canal-district-garden-1The Educational Garden Committee (E.G.C) Bi-Weekly Workshops: starting Friday June 24th at 5:30PM at the Canal District Community Garden.  The E.G.C. will be teaching a wide variety of workshops, starting with a seed saving workshop starting Friday June 24th at 5:30PM at the Canal District Garden.

The Educational Garden Committee is a community organization that teaches many different types of skills and workshops revolving around gardening and food and seed preservation.  These workshops are open to all ages and will be offering different workshops every 2 weeks!

Clay it forward:  starting Saturday June 25th from 12PM-2PM at the Canal District Community Garden. Clay it Forward, Garden Artery will be a chance to create a variety of ornaments such as garden ordainments.  The sessions are a “Pay” in clay, take a clay garden-themed tile or ornament and “pay” by making one for the next person!  So come and ‘turn mud into magic through fire and word’ at the Canal District Community Garden.

Clay It Forward’ is the creation of Sandra Hodge, who provides an interactive hands-on opportunity to experience a unique art form that is accessible to participants of all ages and skill levels.

canal-district-garden-2Garden Docs at the Mill Market:  are bi-weekly outdoor documentary screenings hosted by Mill Market (35 Canal Drive).  The first screening is Saturday June 25th and begins at 7PM.

June 24th screening is ‘DIRT! The Movie’.  DIRT! is simply a movie about dirt. The real change lies in our notion of what dirt is. The movie teaches us: “When humans arrived 2 million years ago, everything changed for dirt. And from that moment on, the fate of dirt and humans has been intimately linked.” But more than the film and the lessons that it teaches, DIRT! The Movie is a call to action. “The only remedy for disconnecting people from the natural world is connecting them to it again.” What we’ve destroyed, we can heal.

 

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  1. Lisa Truscott, there’s an open house event tomorrow at the Allard St Community Garden between 11 and 2. There’s to be a tour (of the gardens there) and garden talks. FYI

  2. Do they ever check that soil for contaminants from the steel plant?
    There is plenty of nasty particulate settling on everything 24/7.

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