L’Arche Daybreak’s Craft Studio Christmas Craft Sale!
Candles, Pottery, Paper Products and more!
Come and visit L’Arche, at 11339 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill and purchase some heartfelt gifts, that make a difference.
This special sale is happening on Saturday November 30th (10 am to 3 pm), Saturday Dec. 7th (10 am to 3 pm) and Friday Dec. 13th (6:30 to 9:30pm)
To learn more about the sale visit www.larchedaybreak.com
On Wednesday Nov. 13th from 6:30pm – 9pm, the City of Vaughan is hosting an open community forum to provide residents with the opportunity to discuss two projects currently underway as part of Green Directions Vaughan, the City’s Community Sustainability and Environmental Master Plan. The Forum will offer the community an opportunity to discuss the City’s Natural Heritage Network Study, which aims to protect and conserve Vaughan’s natural heritage resources, and its Community Climate Action Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Residents are invited to attend the forum to provide feedback on both projects.
When: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Vaughan City Hall, Council Chambers, 2141 Major Mackenzie Dr.
We found these amazing scary savouries from Martha Stewart. From sinister salsa to cauldron curry, these delicious appetizers are sure to be a success at your halloween bash!
For these recipes and more visit www.marthastewart.com
Kids Day of Service, Whole Foods and Seeds For Change
On Sunday, September 15th, we invited all kids and families to join us for a fun fall volunteer project at the Legacy Organic Garden in Markham honouring the Whole Kids Foundation.
We rolled up our sleeves to help prepare the garden for winter, along with our partners at Whole Foods and together we cleaned the entire garden!
This family-friendly, 2-hour project with tasks for everyone ages 2 and up- was a fun, inspiring and meaningful experience.
After the tasks Whole Foods Market Unionville served a delicious lunch “eating rainbow” of delectable treats. It was a day of celebrating healthy communities and healthy eating together!
Thank you to all of our incredible volunteers and their families who pitched in to give back to the community!
Seeds For Change Canning Workshop
Last week we held our first ever canning workshop at the Thornhill United Church! Executive Chef James Gibb, from Made to Order, generously volunteered his time and expertise to help teach community members how to make delicious recipes out of our organic, garden produce!
With his help and a generous donation of jars from Bernardin, we canned almost 40 jars of organic salsa, tomato jam and apple sauce!
Thank you to Chef James and Bernardin for their support in making our community healthier! For more information on healthy living and for healthy recipes, contact James at email@example.com
To learn more about canning visit http://www.bernardin.ca/
Seeds For Change Bean Keeper Workshop
We recently went to Seedlings Daycare Centre where we held a “Bean Keeper Workshop!” The children learned what it meant to be a bean keeper, someone who is responsible for growing beans for their community. After learning how to grow beans in an indoor pot, the kids got to choose their own bean seeds to take home and keep safe over the winter. They were officially certified as “bean keepers” and in the spring we will plant our seeds together!
Cookie Cutter Pumpkin Carving
Take the fuss out of pumpkin carving with this easy trick. You will need:
- a pumpkin (the thinner the skin, the easier it will be to carve)
- metal cookie cutters
- rubber mallet
- pumpkin scraper
- scoop or a large spoon
Learn how to make a beautiful and decorative jack’o lantern with cookie cutters at http://www.hgtvgardens.com/
Photos courtesy of Jessica Yonker
Use Flowers to Add Color to Cookie Frosting
By Kelly Roberson
Adding distinctive flavor and beautiful colorto cookie frosting is easy when you snip a few edible flowers, such as lavender, dianthus, or pansy blooms from your garden. Choose tender dianthus and pansy petals for lovely natural color.
Note: Be sure blooms you use haven’t been treated with pesticides. Pluck off fresh, tiny edible purple blooms and bases from mature lavender bracts for delicious flavor.
We think this is just beautiful! Check out the full link from Better Homes and Gardens at:
We’ve Been SNAP’ed! SNAP Vaughan East has written an amazing article about our latest event at the Growing to Give Garden - Tea for 2015!
"Seeds for Change Garden Tea Party
When it comes to creating healthier neighbourhoods, the Seeds for Change organization, as a whole, works hard to get the support they need from the community to spread that message whenever possible. As part of the organization’s challenge, guests were asked to join them and explore a unique variety of teas as a way to encourage healthier daily practices. Guests could create tea sachets from fresh herbs picked from the garden. While everyone could pick up a few tips, they were also given the chance to try some delicious tea which was accompanied by finger sandwiches and pastries graciously provided by Whole Foods, Unionville. As this was one of the many Seeds for Change challenges, they have more programs and workshops expected to go on as a way to improve their community’s health while also promoting gardening and healthier eating choices. To learn more about the Seeds for Change challenge and any upcoming events, please visit http://seedsforchangegardens.org/.”
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