Category Archives: Projects // Projets

Camp d’été – Summer day camp

L’animation de camps du jour va bon train pour nous! Que ce soit avec les mains dans la terre, des projets, des expériences, des bricolages ou de la cuisine les occasions d’apprendre se succèdent à travers des activités amusantes et éducatives!   The … Continue reading

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Tomatoes up to our ears!

Last week we teamed up with the SouthWest United Mission for the Annual Tomato Canning Bee. We may have been a bit over ambitious, having order 200lbs of Italian plum tomatoes with the intention of processing it all in one … Continue reading

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Smells like autumn in the kitchen

Last Tuesday we salvaged tons of cucumbers, carrots, and radishes from Terater’s market surplus, plus some apples from the South West United Mission. Both Terater and the Mission are close partners with Un Plant de Tomate and support the effort to … Continue reading

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Brine + spice

Last week’s market surplus left us with a bunch of green beans, carrots, and celery. The Food Transformers tackled them all with spices and brine to create a slew of pickles. Below are a few photo highlights from the workshop. … Continue reading

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Red, Orange, Yellow, Green

Last week the Food Transformers workshop involved four different recipes, which just happened to represent the first four colours of the rainbow. Red: pickled beets Orange: spicy pureed carrot soup Yellow: lime + ginger marmalade Green: green onion + cucumber … Continue reading

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Basil…Pesto!

There’s the old adage “when life gives you lemons make lemonade”. But what do you do when life gives you basil?  And not just a little bit of basil, but basil galore? You make pesto, of course! And lots of … Continue reading

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Last week pickles, this week cakes!

Just as last week was pickled, this week is all about sweetness. Last we took cucumbers and sliced them into coins and spears and shoved them into jars and poured in the pickling brine. Then we shredded carrots and radishes … Continue reading

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Things are happening up on that roof!

Although this heat wave may be less than ideal for us, it’s been great for the garden! The rooftop is producing like crazy right now. Yesterday we harvested cucumber, two varieties of zucchini, and paddy-pan squash. This harvest will go … Continue reading

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Introducing the Dawson Rooftop Garden

The Dawson Rooftop Garden entered its second year of production in 2012 – and it’s bound to be a fruitful season! Built in October 2010, a group of volunteers transformed the Dawson Community Centre’s roof into a wide-open terrace – … Continue reading

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Volunteer Gardening Shifts!

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