The West Carleton community is focused on sustainable local food and social enterprise development.
Interested in volunteering with Sustain West Carleton? Contact the West Carleton Coordinator.
Introduction to Forest Gardening
Deep Roots Food Hub is back at Aster Lane Edibles with master gardener, Telsing Andrews.
Explore and learn about forest gardening where food producing trees, shrubs, vines, herbs and other ecologically useful plants are combined together, at Aster Lane Edibles’ demonstration forest garden. You’ll have a chance to see and hear about some underused vegetables like Patience Dock, Walking Onion, Sweet Cicely and more.
Date: Saturday June 10th, 2017
Location: Aster Lane Edibles 3348 Hunt Line Rd. Kinburn, Ontario K7S 3G7
Cost: Suggested donation of $15 at the farmgate to support Deep Roots Food Hub’s workshop series.
Intensive, Small-Space Vegetable Gardening
Are you interested in learning how to grow food in your own backyard? Holly Myers, an avid grower and Organic Master Gardener will teach you how to maximize yields in small-spaces using succession planting, vertical growing, interplanting, and square foot gardening techniques. She will help you to select the plants and varieties that will do well in your particular space and will fit your lifestyle. Whether you’re new to gardening or looking to maximize production, this workshop will prepare you for the season ahead!
Date: Sunday April 23rd, 2017
Time: 1:00- 3:00pm
Location: Constance Bay Legion Branch 616. 377 Allbirch Rd. Constance Bay, ON
The Great Big Crunch at Stonecrest Elementary School
Date & Time: March 9th, 2017, 2:30pm
Stonecrest School will be participating in the 2017 The Great Big Crunch.
The great big crunch is annual moment of anti-silence where everyone gets together and bites into crunchy fresh local produce in unison. The symphony is loud, whether you munch on apples or carrots. Across Canada schools join together to celebrate and enjoy healthy snacking together.
Follow #greatbigcrunch for twitter updates of the events!
Deep Roots Food Hub AGM
Date & Time: Tuesday February 21st, 2017
Location: Constance Bay Legion – Branch 616, 377 Allbirch Road, Constance Bay
All are welcome to attend the Deep Roots Food Hub Panel discussion and Annual General Meeting.
The panel discussion will explore how a food hub can help farmers generate year-round income while helping families access healthy local food.
Sustain West Carleton and Stonecrest School Council (SES) have collaborated to help households understand the ways they can reduce heating/cooling bills through a home energy audit.
Residents who booked a home energy audit before December 31st, 2016, paid only $200 (instead of $350). For every audit booked 5% of the full cost of the audit will be donated to Stonecrest School to support the outdoor classroom and greening projects.
Local Food- Deep Roots Food Hub
Empowering West Carleton residents to grow, store, distribute, prepare and preserve healthy food.
Sustain West Carleton supports the actions of the Deep Roots Food Hub, a group of residents working to build a root cellar in West Carlton.
Once built the root cellar will provide local farmers a place to store their harvest into the fall and winter months. Long term storage allows local farmers to grow and sell more produce and gives residents greater access to fresh local food.
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Sustain West Carleton is pleased to be working with the following community partners.
To learn more about the projects impact in previous years read the Year One Annual Summary.