Short-time Job Opportunities with Meal Exchange

Do you know of any students who are passionate about campus food, and interested in being a part of Meal Exchange’s newest program?

Meal Exchange is looking for students enrolled at Ontario Universities for a paid short-term stipend position beginning March 15th and ending April 15th. Find out more at the link below!

About Meal Exchange:

Meal Exchange empowers young people to take an active role in creating a just and sustainable food system.

A national registered charity founded in 1993, we work with over 40 universities and colleges in Canada and our programs have been run in over 100 communities across the country. For more than 20 years, Meal Exchange has been supporting student leadership, local innovation and promising solutions to increase food security and sustainability.

FSRN Community Campus Garden 2017 Registration Open!

02-08-2006 39It is almost that time of year again! The Food Security Research Network is pleased to announce that the Community Campus Garden will be open once again for the Spring 2017 season.


The campus garden is a public green space on the Lakehead University campus where members can grow their own fruits and vegetables. it is also an excellent place to interact with other community members and learn more about gardening.


Registration will open on Friday, Feb. 3, and will be available to new and existing members. No previous gardening experience required!


Please visit the garden page under the What We Do tab for registration forms and please a link to our newly updated Facebook group.

Horticultural Therapy Courses at Lakehead University

The Horticultural Therapy Certificate at Lakehead University will provide hands-on experience with many therapeutic horticultural practices and projects. The first course will be offered in Spring of 2016, and will be comprised of 6 hours weekly for 6 weeks of combined educational and practical experience.

See poster for more details

Date: May 13-June 17, 2016

Time: Fridays 9:30am-3:30pm

Cost: $600 plus $30 lab fee (includes garden plot)

For more information please


Laura Speers

Small Animal Husbandry at Gillies Community Hall


Small Animal Husbandry

A Gillies Community Center Event

WHEN:  Saturday April 23rd, 2016 TIME:   1:00 – 4:30

WHERE:  Gillies Community Hall Corner of Highway 608 & Highway 595


In the parking lot of the Gillies Community Centre, various breeds of poultry for sale or trade, hatching eggs, chick supplies etc. If you are interested in trading or selling, contact or 577-2680 – TO REGISTER ($5) and to obtain rule information. Deadline April 12th, 2016.

ADMISSION TO WORKSHOPS – $5 (no registration required)
1:15 – 1:45 Caring for Chicks – Chicken Enthusiast 2:00 – 3:00 Growing Rabbits – Rabbit Tree Rabbitry 3:15 – 4:15 What’s Involved in Raising Pigs – Daniel         Vanlenthe


Gillies Seed Swap March 5

SEED SWAP AND SOCIAL    WHEN: Saturday, March 5th, 2016

TIME: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Gillies Community Centre


We are very excited about the upcoming Gillies Seed Swap and pleased that your organization has agreed to have a display table at the event.


If you have any questions please contact me, Karen O’Gorman –  email

CFO reopens opportunity for new Artisanal Chicken farmer applicants

Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) has granted conditional license approval to more than 80 local farmers from around the province to join the Artisanal Chicken program and has now reopened the process to new applicants for 2016. The application-based program is the first of its kind in Canada. It was launched in June 2015 with the expressed goal of helping to address gaps in the existing consumer marketplace for locally-grown chicken.


“We continue to look for ways to profitably meet the needs of our markets in Ontario and to foster responsible farming,” said Henry Zantingh, Chair of CFO. “Our stakeholder consultations told us that there were many farmers who had identified unfilled consumer markets which were distinct from the traditional markets and distribution mechanisms for chicken. Those farmers who have been accepted into the Artisanal Chicken program will now be in a position to service those markets.”

The Artisanal Chicken program is designed for smaller scale, non-quota holding farmers who wish to grow between 600 and 3,000 chickens each year for select identified markets.

For information on CFO’s programs and the application process for the Artisanal Chicken program