Tuesday, 21 October, 2014 – 13:00 EDT
Emma’s Acres — L.I.N.C.
Emma’s Acres is an agricultural social enterprise that 1) provides offenders with employment skills and reintegration supports as they are transitioning out of prison, 2) assists survivors of serious crime through the outreach worker funded in part by selling produce that is grown on site and 3) enhances the food security in the District of Mission by creating a year round local source of non- spray vegetables, herbs and flowers. “Inspiring hope… Helping victims one squash at a time.”
Sherry Edmunds-Flett, executive director of L.I.N.C., will be talking about digital storytelling and how it helps in project evaluation and getting the message out. A developmental evaluation of the Society’s activities was the result of a collaboration between the University of BC’s Research in Health and Healthcare Inequities and L.I.N.C.
For more details, please visit: http://foodsecurecanada.org/resources-news/webinars-podcasts/webinar-emmas-acres-linc
Tuesday, 21 October, 2014 – 14:00 EDT
Lessons from the Farm at St. Joe’s
Leaders from Saint Joseph Mercy Health System will share their story, which includes The Farm at St. Joe’s, a 364-acre farm and educational experience on the grounds of St. Joseph Mercy in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where organic planting methods provide patients, staff, volunteers and visitors an experiential way to understand the link between fresh air, exercise, fresh food, good nutrition and good health. In this presentation, the staff behind the creation and management of the farm will share some of the lessons they’ve learned and insights into how other health care organizations can take what they’ve learned and adapt it for their own organization, how to generate support for environmental projects, how to find community partners and more.
For more details please visit: https://academy.practicegreenhealth.org/products/sustainable-operations-series-lessons-from-the-farm-at-st-joes
Wednesday, October 22, 15:00 EDT
Project SOIL webinar
In Ontario, several institutions are already producing food on their properties as a way to generate revenue; supply nutritious fresh food for consumption (by staff, patients, students, etc.); provide skills training and therapeutic benefits; and build social enterprises.
Project SOIL is a three-year feasibility study that explores the potential of on-site food production at public health care and educational institutions in Ontario. This webinar will share how project partners at health care, social service and educational institutions went about getting gardens off the ground at their institutions, as well as some of the lessons we learned in the first year of working with pilot projects across the province.
For more details, please visit: http://projectsoil.ca/2014/09/23/project-soil-webinar/