Sunday, April 14, 2013

Nourishing Hamilton Fair: April 14th, 2013

Greening Sacred Spaces' 'Nourishing Hamilton Fair: Food, Faith and Justice' has become a yearly tradition in Hamilton. In it's third year, individuals, groups and organizations come together under one roof and offer the larger community an opportunity to learn about local food security initiatives that are working to ensure a stronger food system for our community. 

We were thrilled to feature community and school gardens including Westdale Secondary School's community garden and the Hamilton Victory Gardens. Other groups present included The Mustard Seed Co-operative, West Hamilton Food Co-operative, Ontario Christian Gleaners, Seeds of Diversity and more. Attendees learned about City of Hamilton's food security action and the developing of a Food Charter for our city.  They had the opportunity to ask questions about composting and green binning. 

Youngsters got their hands dirty at Camp Sprout's container gardening demonstration. 
A youth group from St. Marks Orthodox Church organized a 'scavenger hunt' where the youth went around the two rooms and answered pre-written questions concerning the various booths.  
This year, the event was hosted at Southgate Presbyterian Church. 

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