Permasask Holiday Solstice Get Together – Thursday December 18, 2014

Happy Holidays Everyone!

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Eat, Drink and be Merry

Time: starting at 6:30 pm

Place:  2506 Dufferin Avenue, Saskatoon

Instead of the usual meeting at the Food Bank, we will be celebrating the holidays/solstice by having a little get together at a house. Still a potluck, but instead of presentations, we’ll be socializing. Bring yourself, a friend, food, drink, a musical instrument if you’re so inclined…

Hope to see you there.

November Meeting & Potluck – Thursday November 20, 2014

The Science is Clear

The People’s Climate March

New York Experiences – Reasons for Going

Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Place: The Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre

202 Avenue C South in Saskatoon

Please join us for our November meeting and potluck where we’ll focus on the recent People’s Climate March and why Saskatchewan people journeyed to New York to join the main march.

Permasask member, Kaitlyn Harvey will talk  about her experience at  the People’s Climate March in New York City.  The People’s Climate March  took place on September 21st, 2014. This was the largest international rally for action on climate change in history, held on the eve of the UN Climate Summit, to call on world leaders to commit to serious action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. While solidarity rallies were held around the world, including here in Saskatoon, Kaitlyn and several other people from Saskatchewan made the trip to the main march in New York City, where over 400,000 people from around North America joined together to demand action on climate change. She will be sharing some of the things she experienced on this trip and her reasons for going, and will show a slideshow of photographs she took during the march.

Doors open at 6pm.  We will eat at 6:30.  After we clean up Kaitlyn will begin her presentation – approximately 7:15 pm.

Everyone welcome.

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October Meeting & Potluck – Thursday October 16, 2014

The Eco-Friendly Action Grant

Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Place: The Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre

202 Avenue C South in Saskatoon

 

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Come join us for our October Potluck and Meeting and find out what we did this summer – through our Eco-Friendly Action Grant project that is. Michelle Hubbard will tell us about the project and what we learned through its research.

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Thanks to funding received from Eco-Friendly Saskatchewan we collaborated with  the P1360387Saskatoon Food Bank and  Let’s Talk About Science to do some education and research related to vermicomposting and mycorrhizal fungi. In late winter we conducted some educational workshops for school groups at the Food Bank regarding vermicomposting. During the growing season we established sixteen experimental plots at the Garden Patch and planted the Three Sisters – beans, corn and pumpkins in each plot. Four plots were treated with mycorrhizal inoculum, another four were given applications of vermicompost extract, another four received both treatments and yet another four received no additional treatment. We kept records of growth and production and Michelle will tell share the results with us. There will be time for questions and discussion afterwards.

So bring a dish to share and join us for an informative and interesting evening.

Doors open at 6pm. We will eat at 6:30 and then clean-up. The presentation will start between 7:00 and 7:30.

Everyone welcome.