FoodCycles Checks Out Da Barn!

March 4, 2009 at 2:10 pm 3 comments

From Seedy Saturday 02/28/09

A Jam Packed Event – Literally

FoodCycles had a booth at last Saturday’s Seedy Saturday 2009 (Feb 28 @ The Stop’s Green Barn here in Toronto, ON) and we had a splendid time reconnecting with old friends and new! It was fantastic! David Wild, one of our board members and coordinators had a chance to explore – seeing the Seed Exchange and the new greenhouse there. “It was quite a high tech system,” stated David.

When I walked in there I had to admit that I was impressed with the tall ceilings – extending 30-40 ft high by my rough guess. The main hall where all the seed selling was going on however was pretty narrow and packed full. When I got there at 3:30 PM it was so packed I could barely get through or play my flute. Whew! It didn’t die down until 5-6 PM when the show was almost over.

From Seedy Saturday 02/28/09

I told Amanda, one of the staff from the STOP that they needed to build some additional catwalks to look down into the main area. That would have made things real spiffy.

From Seedy Saturday 02/28/09

We met a lot of wonderfully enthusiastic and passionate people – people who loved growing food and just plain old food. Some of them even signed up for more information and to be volunteers once the greenhouses are completely ready and we get the construction on the road.

Overall I’d say the day was a splendid success.

PS. If anyone has time (hint hint) and graphic design skills we’d gladly welcome some generous expert improvement of our last minute display.

PS. PS. FOODCYCLES SEEDY SATURDAY PICTURES (http://bit.ly/lsSQf)

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The Stop’s Green Barn | The Stop Community Food Centre: “The Green Barn is The Stop’s new satellite site, a 10,000 square foot sustainable food production and education centre that engages people to grow, eat, learn about, celebrate and advocate for healthy, local food. Located in the Artscape Wychwood Barns, the dynamic redevelopment of the historic Wychwood streetcarbarns at Christie and St. Clair, The Green Barn includes a year-round greenhouse, sheltered garden, bake oven, compost demonstration project, community kitchen and classroom.”

(Via Stop Community Food Centre .)

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Saskia Brussaard  |  April 18, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Celebrate the Official Opening of The Stop’s Green Barn at the Wychwood Barns. Members of the public are invited to join The Stop for its opening festivities which include tours of its greenhouse, compost demonstrations, a pig roast, food tastings, education stations and seedling plantings.

    DATE: Saturday, April 18th, 2009
    WHERE: The Stop’s Green Barn at The Artscape Wychwood Barns
    601 Christie Street
    East side of Christie, 1 block south of St. Clair
    Toronto
    TIME: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    Visit http://www.thestop.org for more information on The Stop and The Stop’s Green Barn.

    Reply
    • 2. shadowphenyx  |  April 18, 2009 at 8:05 pm

      Thanks for the kind heads up Saskia! Hope it went well!

      Reply
  • 3. noactive  |  January 11, 2010 at 10:37 am

    FoodCycles Checks Out Da Barn! .Thanks for nice post.I added to my twitter.

    Reply

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