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Together, focusing on healthy communities

Food Security

Our goal is to implement responsive and sustainable food projects through local leadership in the community.

FLEMINGDON LOCATION:

Community Kitchen Programs

We run a variety of programs through our community kitchen at Flemingdon, including peer-led kitchens, lanaguge specific kitchens, youth and seniors focused kitchens, and kitchen classes just for kids! All of our kitchen programs focus on healthy, affordable, and culturally appropriate foods. There is always lots going on in the kitchen, contact us or check out the events calendar to find out more.

Community Kitchen

Flemingdon Community Garden Group

Through our plot at the local Flemingdon Community Garden we run a hands-on, interactive gardening group program throughout the summer months. The garden program aims to provide community members with a space to grow their own food, learn and share about sustainable gardening practices, socialize, get outdoors, and stay active! The group shares in the planting, maintenance and harvesting of the garden plot and even goes into the community kitchen to experience the connection between good food and urban farming! The group meets on Wednesdays at 10:30 in the garden staring in early June. Check back here fore more details!

Community Garden

NEW! Flemingdon Bazaar

There is a new Bazaar and fresh food market coming to Flemingdon in the summer of 2014! The health centre is excited to be one of many partners on this project, including the Flemingdon Urban Fair Committee, Thorncliffe Park Womens Committee, Flemingdon Ministry, and FoodShare Toronto. The weekly market will feature items made by local residents, a fresh produce stand, entertainment and activities. It is scheduled to begin on Saturday May 31st from 3:30-8:30 in the park beside Flemingdon Community Centre (Playground Paradise). We hope to see you there!

FAIRVIEW LOCATION:

 

Oriole Food Space

The Oriole Food Space opened in the winter of 2013 located in the Oriole Community Centre. It has had a very successful first year! The food space is a multi-service food program agency which offers a variety of programs in the Fairview community, including community kitchens, a food bank, and much more! We are excited to be working with our partners, North York Harvest Food Bank and Working Women Community Centre, to get run programming in this space and help it grow and build a healthy community through food!

 

Oriole Community Garden Group

Through our plot at the local Oriole Community Garden we run a hands-on, interactive gardening group program throughout the summer months. The garden program aims to provide community members with a space to grow their own food, learn and share about sustainable gardening practices, socialize, get outdoors, and stay active! The group shares in the planting, maintenance and harvesting of the garden plot and even goes into the community kitchen to experience the connection between good food and urban farming! The group meets on Wednesdays at 10:30 in the garden staring in early June. Check back here fore more details!

BOTH LOCATIONS:

 

Farm Trips

Throughout the Spring-Fall seasons we take bus trips to local farms, learn about where our food comes from, meet with farmers and have the chance to bring home some delicious local produce. Contact us for upcoming farm trip dates.

 

 

Workshops and Special Events

We are always offering workshops related to food and nutrition or supporting community events. Please check the website for workshop times and dates.Topics include canning and preserving, local food, seed-starting, garden design, herbal health and wellness and much more!