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Ongoing: In Case You Missed it Mondays - USC-Canada news roundup
May and June: Plant exchanges at London libraries
Saturday, April 14, 2-4 p.m. Friends of Urban Agriculture London meeting
April 20 through 22 - 25th Annual London Artists' Studio Tour

Friday, May 11 - Urban Agriculture Steering Committee meeting


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In Case You Missed It Mondays

Each week, USC-Canada posts In Case You Missed It Mondays, news from many sources and aspects of agriculture and food production. 

Check for this regularly.  Hey, just check USC's site. There's so much, and so much positive ... meaning so many people and communities doing something positive and productive, thoughtful, activist ...

Start with USC-Canada's website, then drop down Resources to come to News.

We're keeping this on top of events and news because ICYMI Monday is always new news and events. 





Plant Exchanges at London Public Libraries                                               posted April 6, 2018

Plant exchanges are a way to share your own plants, seeds, bulbs, and cuttings ... and make some space in your garden without having to compost plants that have spread too far!  It’s also a way to add someone else’ treasures to your own garden.  It’s likely you’ll have a chat with another gardener who is bringing and selecting, and volunteers from the Master Gardeners will be at most locations to answer gardening questions and help identify and select plants. 

These plant exchanges are free!  (and really, no one will complain if you take a plant and don’t have something to trade)  Please label anything you bring.  A daylily may be the most familiar thing in the world to you, but to someone else it might look like a corn plant or a yucca! :-)    And leakproof containers like plastic bags or yogourt tubs are much appreciated!

Saturday, May 12, 2018 10:00 a.m. to noon
Beacock Library
1280 Huron Street, (519) 451-8140

Saturday, May 12, 2018 10:00 a.m. to noon 
Stoney Creek Library
920 Sunningdale Rd. E        ph. 519-930-2065

Saturday, May 19, 2018       2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Byron Public Library
1295 Commissioners Rd. W.   ph. 519-471-4000

Saturday, May 19, 2018       2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cherryhill Public Library
301 Oxford Street West   ph. 519-439-6456

Saturday, May 19, 10:00 a.m. to noon 
East London Library
2016 Dundas St, London, Ontario ...  Phone: (519) 451-7600

Saturday, May 26, 2018       10:00 a.m. to noon
Jalna Library
1119 Jalna Blvd., 519-685-6465

Saturday, May 26, 2018       10:00 a.m. to noon
Landon Library
167 Wortley Road, London,  ph. 519-439-6240

Saturday, May 26,  10:00 a.m. to noon 
Masonville Library
30 North Centre Road,  519-660-4646

Saturday, May 26, 2018       2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Sherwood Library
1225 Wonderland Rd. N.  ph. 519-473-9965

Saturday, June 2, 2018         10:00 a.m. to noon
Pond Mills Library
1166 Commissioners Rd. E.  ph. 519-685-1333





Friends of Urban Agriculture meeting

Saturday, April 14, 2018      2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Grosvenor Lodge, 1017 Western Road, London

FUAL’s mission is to "connect people, projects and policy around urban agriculture in London"

FUAL website:  http://www.fual.weebly.com
To get a feel for the topics and people coming together already, check out FUAL’s  facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1727673107521520/

25th Annual! London Artists’ Studio Tour

Friday, April 20   Saturday, April 21   Sunday, April 22    times vary at studios
Check out the tour website for full details of artists and times:  www.londonstudiotour.ca

The relationship between art and gardens, growing, green, and environment is strong in many of the artists whose studios and hearts will be open during 25th annual London Artists’ Studio Tour.  Here are just a few artists whose work shows this (selected because CGL webkeeper is not acquainted with them).. and remember that many other artists on the tour have wonderful work on other themes, so check out the site. 

Corinne Garlick, painter – “landscape paintings that feature the beauty of southern Ontario” (new studio Old North)
Jeanette Marshall, painter – “An enduring value, she realized, was a love of horticulture”
Marlies Gueth, ceramic artist – “an avid gardener and is deeply passionate about nature”
Kimberly Mitchell, watercolour – “goal is to celebrate the beauty of wildlife”

Urban Agriculture Steering Committee meeting

Friday, May 11, 2018           1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
City Hall, Room 3 second floor, Dufferin Avenue, London

The second meeting of London’s new Urban Agriculture Steering Committee will be Friday, May 11. Information about the Steering Committee, and about London’s Urban Agriculture Strategy – which the committee has been formed to implement – can be found on the City website here


Please contact Leif Maitland, City Planner, if you want to attend:  lmaitlan@london.ca








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