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Community Events
Contact Improv Dance Jam
May 7th
Come dance, play, explore, learn, tumble, spiral, spring, support, fall, fly, roll, or make music... All experience levels welcome.
Intro class: 7-8 pm
Jam: 8-10 pm

Location: DANSpace on Grafton
1531 Grafton St., 3rd Floor

$5 drop in / $2 just the jam
or pay-what-you-can

For more info call Catherine Crocker at 423-5334

or email: crockercatherine@hotmail.com

Catherine Crocker is a local dance/theatre artist and a founding member of the teacher’s collective, the North End Dance Co-op. She has studied improvisation, contact improv, and authentic movement across Canada and the US, has a BA in Drama from the University of Guelph and has trained in Contemporary Shamanism, Pranic Healing, Reiki and Somatic Movement Practices.

What is Contact Improvisation?
Contact Improvisation is a practice in which two moving bodies improvise on and around each other, playing with the forces of shared weight, momentum and gravity. It is often described as an "art sport" with roots in dance, martial arts and gymnastics. It includes mindfulness, athleticism, deep connection with oneself, connection with others, sensitivity, surrender, playfulness, presence, balance and trust. Contact Improv provides the space to interact in a physical way, come to your senses, quiet your mind and follow your instincts while the dance unfolds.

More Events
Introduction to Rory and Teagan - Big day in Canaan! Mancala, puzzles, spring rolls, skating, tobogganing, tubbing, and so much more. (Snow Day!!)
Last delivery day of 2014 - (December 20th, 2014)
ACORN Conference 2014 - ACORN’s conference is a fun, three-day event that brings together organic and sustainable farmers, processors and businesses from across the region—and beyond! (November 12 - 14, 2014)
Witchcraft through the Ages - The 1922 Black and White Film, with Live Music. Suggested donation: $10 (Saturday, November 1st at 8 pm)
Gottingen 250 Festival - The North End Business Association (NEBA) , in partnership with several organizations in North End Halifax, is celebrating the 250th anniversary of the naming of the Gottingen area. Gottingen 250 celebrates 1764, the year the German settlers of Halifax’s North End petitioned the Governor in Council to rename the near north suburbs of the Halifax settlement known as a sort of homage to the British monarch of the time, George II, who was of German ancestry, descended from the Gottingen line. He founded Gottingen University in 1734. (September 13th and 14th, 2014)
Rural Delivery's 11th Annual Maritime Hand Mowing Championship,
Ross Farm Museum, New Ross, N
- Take part in the competition or come to watch and have fun. Hay and grain harvesting demonstrations, contests (hay forking and mowing around and under a chair), luncheon, music and just a good time. (Saturday, August 23rd)
Free Food Camp for Teens - This summer Clean Nova Scotia will be hosting it's second annual summer Food Camp, taking place August 5th to 10th 2014 at the Christ Church Hall in downtown Dartmouth. (Aug. 5-10, 2014)
Special Notice - Weekly Food Box Contents - Dear Home Grown Members,

Please be advised that due to a number of unforeseen circumstances we are not able to offer our usual imported organic produce items in this week's food box. Normally at this time of year, the local, organic supplier base has more to offer our food box recipients. Sadly, due to a later than usual growing season combined with a fewer number of medium scale organic growers in the region, our options are somewhat limited at this time. (Saturday, July 5th)
HRM Bike Week - Bike Week encourages HRM residents to get out and EXPLORE (June 6-15, 2014)
Save our Seed - Stop Bill C-18 - Bill C-18, the “Agricultural Growth Act” omnibus bill, amending several federal agricultural laws, was introduced in Parliament on December 9, 2013. If passed, it will give multi-national agri-business much more money, power and control while increasing farmers’ costs and reducing farmers’ autonomy and Canadian seed sovereignty. ()
Easter Weekend Hours of Operation - Please note that the Home Grown General Store will be closed for retail on Good Friday, April 18, however, deliveries will be on schedule for Saturday, April 19th as usual. (Good Friday, April 18th, 2014)
Dora Penner, Goldfinch Farm - With great sadness, we announce the passing of Dora Penner on Sunday, April 6th. Dora and Henry Penner (Goldfinch Farm) have been supplying us with the sweetest carrots and parsnips in the valley since 2002. (Thursday, April 10th, 2012)
Blizzard Delivery Schedule Announcement! - In light of the current weather conditions, please be advised that we will be pushing our Wednesday evening delivery forward to Thursday, March 27th between 6 - 8 pm. There will be no food box deliveries tonight and the shop is closed this afternoon. (Wednesday, March 26, 2014)
Be an Energy Super Hero Workshop Series - Efficiency Nova Scotia, The Ecology Action Centre, and the Halifax Public Libraries are teaming up to present a workshop series entitled, "Be an Energy Super Hero!". Each workshop series will be offered for 3 consecutive weeks at 6 different Library locations in HRM. (January 9th - April 29, 2014)
Holiday Delivery Schedule - Best wishes to everyone over the holidays. The final delivery of 2013 will be on Saturday, December 21. Saturday deliveries will resume in the new year on January 4th, 2014. Wednesday deliveries will resume on January 8th.

Until then, may you be happy, healthy and full of forgiveness. Let us pray for there to be Peace on Earth during this holiday season! ()
Eyelevel Gallery Annual Silver & Gold Fundraiser - Eyelevel Gallery is an artist run, not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to the presentation, development and promotion of contemporary art. Silver and Gold is Eyelevel Gallery's annual silent art auction fundraiser and dance party. (Saturday, November 23rd)
Climate Change in Atlantic Canada with Dr. David Suzuki - The Ecology Action Centre is proud to announce that Dr. David Suzuki will be coming to Halifax on Friday November 22nd for an event at the Spatz Theatre! (Friday, November 22nd)
East Coast Organic Milk Demonstration - As the cold weather begins to creep its way into Halifax, we at Home Grown Organic Foods are keeping our eye on your winter comfort foods - and there are few things more comforting than a warm glass of milk in your hands. (Saturday, October 26, 2013)
Notice regarding Technical Difficulties - Dear Friends, supporters and food box recipients, we are sad to report that over the weekend of October 05/06, our hard drive crashed. Please note that this is a mechanical failure and not a security issue. ()
McNab's Island Fall Foliage Tour - Join the Friends of McNab's Island Society for the annual Fall Foliage Tour of McNab's Island Provincial Park on Sunday, October 20th. See the island in its autumn splendour and participate in guided history and nature tours. (Sunday, October 20, 2013)
Switch Open Street Sunday - Switch Open Street Sundays returns to the North End on Sunday, September 8th from 10am - 3pm! (Sunday, September 8th, 2013)
Switch Dartmouth - Switch is jumping the pond over to Dartmouth! Come celebrate open streets and person-powered transportation along a 2km route in downtown Dartmouth. (Sunday, August 25th)
Technical and logistical difficulties at Home Grown! - Friendly Neighbourhood Food Lovers,
Thank you for your patience over the last week, we are aware of the technical difficulties with the website and have worked out most of the kinks. A special thank you to everyone who emailed with your questions and orders, you are bright and shiny gold stars and we love your enthusiasm. It has come to our attention that there are some lingering problems with the online ordering function of the website. If you DO NOT get a confirmation page when you place your order, it has not gone through. For this week coming, please email your extra item requests to orders@hgof.ns.ca We will send a confirmation email for all orders placed, so if you don't get one, we have sadly not received your order. We appreciate your continued understanding and support, and will continue to update here when the issue has been resolved.
Art Bikers Event - Spryfield Urban Farm - You are invited to an evening in the garden with Art Bikers at the Spryfield Urban Farm! Art Bikers is a community arts outreach program. The Art Bikers team ride bicycles pulling colourful trailers full of art materials to neighbourhoods throughout greater Halifax, and deliver facilitated arts-based activities that open up a world of creativity, connection, and fun for children and other community members. Spend some time in the Spryfield Urban Farm's beautiful space on Tuesday July 16 from 4pm-8pm and help us create a beautiful mobile installation in the big tree. All ages, all skills welcome! For more information please call 210-5524 (Saturday, August 3rd, 2013)
Grand Re-opening!! - Home Grown Organic Foods has made the move to Gottingen Street and invites you to delight in light snacks and refreshments while you shop and tour our new retail space. (Saturday, July 27th, 2013 1 - 5pm)
Fathers Day Lobster Special - This weekend only, we are offering fresh lobster and mussels special for Fathers Day. Chris Roma of Petpeswick, captain of the Rockin Robin will be dropping off a fresh supply of lobsters and mussels early on Friday and Saturday morning. (Friday - Saturday, June 14 / 15, 2013)
Switch: Open Street Sundays - As part of Bike Week, a 2km route on the Halifax peninsula will be closed to vehicular traffic from 10am to 3pm and open to walkers, runners, bikers, in-line skaters, strollers, and much more. Inspired by the growing number of successful “open street” type events hosted in cites across the globe, Switch is about promoting healthy and active living, in a fun and festive community-based atmosphere. This will be the second Switch in Halifax, with the hope of making it a regular occurrence. (Sunday, June 9, 2013)
MEC Bikefest - A Community Celebration of all things Bicycle related. (Sunday, June 2nd, 2013)
EAC Garden Party - Come out for an afternoon of live music as you browse goods and services in our silent auction, then sit back and enjoy the live auction! The Annual Garden Party is one of the Ecology Action Centres core fundraisers, and all proceeds from the event go towards our general operating costs. (Sunday, June 2nd, 2013)
Farewell to the Barn. - It is official. Home Grown has left the barn. We are happily relocated at our new address on Gottingen across from the public library. ()
Rock Your Roots: Common Roots Urban Farm Fundraiser - You are invited to a fundraiser for Common Roots Urban Farm (located at the corner of Robie and Quinpool). Featuring musical talents such as Rachel Sunter and Willie Startton with Jon Mckeil, as well as a silent auction. Fundraiser will be held at FREDs at 8:30pm. (Saturday, April 27th)
Solar Build Day with If You Build It - Interested in renewable energy? Looking to expand your community and learn new things? Come out to build with If You Build It and learn how to make solar panels, and friends... (Sunday, March 3rd, 2013)
The Blizzard cometh - On account of the impending blizzard, our Saturday deliveries are going to be delivered tonight between 7 - 9 pm. Sorry for the late notice. Please have your empty box ready for pick up this evening. (Friday, February 8, 2013)
Holiday Schedule! - Happy Holidays to one and all. Saturday, December 22nd marks the last delivery day of 2012! ()
ACORN Organic Conference and Trade Show - The Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network is having a conference this weekend in Rodd Charlottetown, PEI. Featuring Speakers, Workshops, Trade Show, Local Organic Food and Live Music. (November 22-24)
The Flying Apron Cookery`s 3rd Annual `Pig In a Day`
With Chef Chris Velden and Farmer Rupert Jan
- Set inside a greenhouse at Ironwood Farm, Chef Chris Velden will demonstrate the butchery of an Ironwood Farm-raised pig with detailed discussion of cooking methods and hands on demonstration of Prosciutto, Sausages and Salami. Throughout the day there will be Pig rearing and breed discussion provided by Farmer Rupert Jannasch. (October 17 - 18, 2012)
Certified Organic CFAs are Back! - Please take a look at the contents of the weekly food box. You will notice that the single, double and family size food boxes have organic produce from away. Dogma boxes are still going strong with local produce only. ()
Organic Week 2012 - Canada’s National Organic Week is the largest annual celebration of organic food, farming and products across the country. Hundreds of individual events showcase the benefits of organic agriculture and its positive impact on the environment. Organic represents a vibrant alternative food system and an alternative option for clothing, personal care and cleaning products. (September 22 – 29, 2012)
Full Circle Festival - Full Circle is a collaborative, musician-run, newfangled, string-band hootenanny taking place on the Avon River in Newport Landing, Nova Scotia from July 6 - 8. (Friday July 6 - 8, 2012)
Mother Oak Permaculture Workshops! - Please join us on Monday, July 2nd, from 9am to 5pm for the first of our three 2012 workshops! (July 2nd)
YOU ARE INVITED! - The EACs 15th Annual Garden Party and Silent Auction will be held on Sunday June 10th, 2012 at the usual location – 1641 Fairfield Road, in Halifax. (June 10th, 2012)
Farm Flicks Film Series at Windhorse Farm! - This summer, Windhorse Farm is offering the Farm Flicks Film Series in partnership with the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) of Nova Scotia. (June 23rd, July 21st, August 18th)
Solar Greenhouse Design - A Series of Workshops on Solar Greenhouse Design (March 3, 10, 17 & 24 )
Bike Maintenance Clinics for Women - Learn how to care for your bike, and how to fix it up, at the home of Halifax`s most fashionable wheels ()
Optimyz Live Health Expo
Health, fitness and lifestyle show
- Experience the largest health expo in Atlantic Canada. (Saturday, January 21 - 22, 2012)
Happy New Year! - Best wishes to all our members in 2012!

Please be reminded that Saturday deliveries will resume on January 7, 2012 and Wednesday evening deliveries will resume in the new year on January 11, 2012.

Please have your empty box ready for pickup. ()
12th Annual ACORN Conference & Trade Show - Farms and Communities growing together. This years show is taking place at the Holiday Inn - Halifax Harbourview in Dartmouth. (November 11 - 13, 2011)
All-u-can-eat Organic Red Fife Pancakes - Enjoy our signature organic Red Fife and buttermilk pancakes served all you can eat with maple syrup and a fresh Red Fife biscuit with maple butter...all day...in a sugar camp setting! Then hike the Rogart Mountain Trail - a 6.2 km wilderness hike that begins and ends at Sugar Moon. Cost: $10 (Saturdays and Sundays)
Tammachat 2011 Fibre Fest - Last years FIBRE FEST was a huge success! (Saturday and Sunday, August 27 and 28, 2011, 10 am)
Coming Up: Making More With Microbes! - Four Days of Dirty Tricks & Secrets to help you become the smartest person you know when it comes to soil, compost & compost tea. (August 11th-14th)
Meet Your Farmer! Bike Tour - Upon winning Stonyfields top prize for their Profit for The Planet program (Yay!), ACORN is organizing day-long bike tours through organic farms and other agricultural sites in each Maritime province between August and September.

Check out the website for further information and registration! ()
Windhorse Farm Day - Celebrate the grand opening of the farm store Saturday June 25th with a day of special activities. (Saturday June 25, July 16, Aug 27)
YWCAs Over the Garden Gate - YWCAs annual self-guided tour will visit six inspirational gardens. Get tickets at FRED Salon, Halifax Seed, Farmer Clems and Bloom Greenhouse & Garden Centre. (Sunday, June 12, 12-5 p.m. )
Bike, Boat and Yoga - St. Marys Boat Club, 1641 Fairfield Rd, Halifax
Paddle: 4:30-7:30pm, Yoga Class: 6-7pm (Tuesday, May 31st)
Choosing the Future and Avoiding World War III: Food is the Key - Geoff Tansey is author of The Future Control of Food will be speaking at Universalist Unitarian Church, 5500 Inglis Street, Halifax. Sponsored by The Ecology Action Centre and Halifax Friends Meeting (Quakers) (Thursday May 26, 7pm, free)
Peoples Food Policy Project Potluck - Come help us celebrate the momentous launch of Canadas first Peoples Food Policy by joining us for a potluck supper, lively discussion, and action! (Thursday, May 5th at 7:00pm)
SENSE: Sustainability Education in NS for Everyone - Sustainable Maritimes are pleased to host the 1st ever SENSE: Sustainability Education in NS for Everyone. Networking meeting to be held in Cape Breton. It is taking place next week, on Wednesday, April 27th from 3 to 5 pm at Shipyard Elementary School, 30 Mt. Kemmel St., Sydney NS. We will have as presenters, Earlene Busch of the NS Slow Food Movement, Catherine O Brien, founder of the Sustainable Happiness work, local business owners and several teachers from the Cape Breton - Victoria Regional School Board to discuss direction and strategies for moving education for sustainable development forward in their region. ()
Promoting Shared Understanding Among Nova Scotias Food Organizations - On April 16th the Nova Scotia Food Policy Council invites you to attend their Getting to Know You educational event and Annual General Meeting. (April 16)
Seedy Saturdays! - The 13th annual where gardeners unite to trade and buy sips, swap tips and check out plant and gardening vendors. ()
We are open again on Tuesdays! - Exactly as it reads, Home Grown is now open Tuesday to Friday 1-7 and 9-5 on Saturday.

See you Tuesday (Tuesdays)
Nova Scotia Soil Conference
Protecting our Environment, Food and Health
- Get the Real Dirt on Biosolids! Are HRM biosolids safe to use as a "fertilizer" on our parks and farms? (March 13th, 2011)
Wednesday Evening Deliveries Postponed - Please be advised that due to the inclement weather conditions present this evening, our regular Wednesday evening delivery will be postponed until tomorrow evening, Thursday, February 3rd at the usual time. This will apply to all regular food box deliveries and custom orders online. (Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011)
Happy New Year! - After a fun filled holiday season spent in the company of friends and loved ones, we look forward to embracing new challenges and opportunities in the coming year.

The Home Grown General Store will be open for retail business on Friday, January 7th from 1 - 7 pm and Saturday, January 8th, 2011.

Due to an unexpected delay, please be advised that our regular Saturday deliveries will NOT be resuming on January 8th, 2011 as originally planned. Rather, the first Saturday delivery of 2011 will be postponed until Saturday, January 15th.

Similarly, the first Wednesday evening delivery will also be delayed by one week and as such, there will NOT be a delivery on January 12th, 2011. Rather, the first Wednesday evening delivery will be on January 19th.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

Best wishes to all in the new year! ()
Xmas party at the barn! - Come celebrate the holiday season with the Home Grown team. There will be live music, mulled apple cider and snacks galore. (Saturday, December 11th, 2010)
Early or not, deliveries as usual this Saturday! - Brace yourselves for a lively gust on the weekend. Despite the incoming inclement weather forecast, your trustworthy deliverers will be en route as usual. (Saturday, September 4th, 2010)
Introduction To Permaculture Workshop - This workshop will be held from July 31 and August 1. Participation will ensure that you learn how to improve your home and garden so that they provide your food, water and energy needs in a comfortable and healthy place for you and your family. Also you will discover how to make simple changes in your household and yard that lowers your energy and water bills through efficient house and yard retrofits. ()
Happy Canada Day - We have decided to close our store location on Allan Street for Canada day! Please feel free to visit us Friday for our normal hours from 1 to 7 ()
Public Consultations - Cleaning Up: Help us make contaminated land safe and productive - JULY 31 ()
Dogma boxes are back! - Its that time of year again folks, time for our all local organic foodbox the dogma. Its a great way to support local farmers and a sustainable environment. For those already receiving a foodbox the switch is available, and for those waiting for the all local option wait no more. Feel free to switch online or call Lacey at 492-1412 for more information ()
Museum of Natural History Re-Opening!! - The Museum of Natural History is re-opening this Friday, June 4th, after months of renovations! On Saturday, June 5th, they officially celebrate their Grand Re-opening with all kinds of cool activities and displays.As part of the celebrations, The Wilderbeats will be performing with world percussion group Mas Cencerro from 1:30 - 2:30 pm. ()
Ecology Action Center Garden Party - Annual fundraising auction benefitting the Ecology Action Center in its efforts to be an intelligent, independent voice on environmental issues in Nova Scotia. Our goal is to raise 25,000. (Sunday, June 6, 2010)
Seedy Saturday throughout Nova Scotia! - Seedy Saturdays are coming up quickly. These are community events and celebrations where you can trade seeds that you have saved, or buy seeds from other community members and local seed producers. There are often workshops and other things happening at these events. Across N.S. the time and places are as follows: (Saturday April 17, 2010)
The IncrEDIBLE Community Supper - Come discover delicious, hearty fare, prepared by local producers at your Community Supper. (Sunday March 14th, 2010 from 3 - 5 pm)
Musicians for Farmers - On February 20th, come for your fill of local food and music in support of Heliotrust, an Ecology Action Centre affiliate, whose projects include: farmland conservation, sustainable farming practices, biodiversity, and conserving and imparting rural wisdom. (Saturday, February 20th, 2010)
Public Consultations - Cleaning Up: Help us make contaminated land safe and productive - JULY 31 ()
Chemical Free Christmas Trees! - EAC is again offering our Organic Christmas Trees and Chemical Free Wreaths for sale this year. Trees are $30 6’-8’, $35 over 8’. Wreaths are $15 undecorated, $25 decorated. You can order online, http://www.ecologyaction.ca/content/trees-and-wreaths or: (December 12th from 9 - 1 pm)
Remembrance Day - ATTENTION: Wednesday evening deliveries on November 11th will be postponed until Thursday, November 12th. The General store will also be closed on Wednesday, November 11th. (November 11th, 2009)
CHOCOLATADA! - Chocolatada is an incredibly fun community event taking place this Friday night! We have a line up of high energy hip shaking music, bring your drum if you would like to take part in a drum circle, or dance to the hypnotic beats of the djembe! Jabulani will wow us with African dancing and dont forget to try the yummy treats including raw chocolate! Lots of activities for the kids too! (Friday, October 30th, 2009)
International Day of Climate Action in *Halifax* - Join friends and neighbours in HRM for a family-friendly get-together on Saturday, October 24th on the Halifax Common (by the Pavilion). Festivities will begin at 2pm and at *3:50pm* we will join together for a collective action to show our support for strong government leadership and action on climate change. (Saturday, October 24th)
Canadian Deep Roots Music Festival - Musical roots stretch deep and wide, twining people together in a shared experience of culture and heritage. The Canadian Deep Roots Music Festival celebrates Nova Scotias rich and diverse musical traditions - blending the music of our founding cultures with modern roots music from across North America and around the world. (September 24 - 27th, 2009)
Great Nova Scotia Canoe Raffle! - Tickets are now available on our unique restored 1971 classic Chestnut Canoe with handcarved Passamaquoddy style paddles. (August 21, 2009 at Noon)
An evening in the garden - The Urban Farm Museum Society of Spryfield invites you and your friends to an Evening in the Garden, from 6 pm to 7:30 pm at the Urban Farm garden located off Rockingstone Road. (Wednesday, August 19)
Shed Raising Art Weekend - Here is an opportunity to help and to become involved in the various activities of the Urban Farm Museum Society of Spryfield. (July 11th - 12th, 2009)
Multicultural Fest 2009 - Organized and presented by the Multicultural Association of Nova Scotia, the fest is the biggest of its kind East of Montreal. The fest features live performance, merchandise and art for sale, childrens entertainment and a spectacular array of foods. The Nova Scotia Multicultural Fest regularly attracts over 20,000 visitors and is known for its family-friendly atmosphere. ()
Full Circle Festival - Full Circle is a collaborative, musician-run festival at Red Fox Farm in Centre Burlington, Nova Scotia. ()
New Farmers Gathering - The second weekend of June, the Lorax Woodlands is hosting two days of agricultural renewal with great food, music and discussion. The gathering runs from June 13th to 14th in the Lorax Woodlands in Black River, Nova Scotia. (June 13 - 14, 2009)
Dump and Run: Community Garage Sale - Do a spring cleaning and donate your unwanted items to Dump and Run. Proceeds go to environmental and social justice community groups. ()
Go Green: How to Build an Earth Friendly Community - This community book club is a follow up to The Story of Stuff: Toward Sustainable Consumption and Production series held at the HRM libraries ()
ACORN Organic Conference and Trade Show - A three day event covering all aspects of organic farming and community supported agriculture. ()
Catch and Release - Website Launch Party ()
Festive Dinner with the Halifax Association of Vegetarians - Three course vegetarian dinner with guest speaker, herbalist Savayda Jarone ()
The Grinchs Ball: Get the Garlic out of your soul - A fun holiday evening at the Pogue Fado to raise money for the Ecology Action Center ()
Shrimp and Brews - An evening celebrating local shrimp caught in the Chedabucto Bay and local beer from the Garrison Brewery. (November 20th from 7 - 10 pm)
Trail Shop 40th Anniversary Sale - Save at least 25% on everything in the store. (Wednesday, Nov. 12th - Sunday, Nov. 16th)
The Muriel Duckworth 100th Birthday Concert - A fundraising concert for the Oxfam Canada Jack and Muriel Duckworth Fund for Active Global Citizenship ()
Musicians for Farmers: A Celebration of Local Food - On October 18th, come for your fill of local food and music in support of Heliotrust, an Ecology Action Centre affiliate, whose projects include: farmland conservation, sustainable farming practices, biodiversity, and conserving and imparting rural wisdom. ()
Vote for the Environment! - VoteForEnvironment.ca was designed by Canadians who believe what the vast majority of the worlds scientists have told us. That we are out of time and we must start to reduce our fossil fuel pollution now to save the planet from dangerous climate change. (Tuesday, October 14th)
Naomi Klein: The Shock Doctrine; The Rise of Disaster Capitalism - Naomi Klein is notable for her prominent work as an anti globalization activist, and is an award winning author of the international bestsellers, The Shock Doctrine: the Rise of Disaster Capitalism and No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies. No Logo has been called the bible of a movement and The Shock Doctrine has been praised as a brilliant, brave and terrifying book that should be compulsory reading. ()
Select Nova Scotia Incredible Picnic Halifax - Join us for a local food celebration. Bring your own picnic lunch or purchase from farmers and chefs. ()
Halifax International Busker Festival 2008 - Daily performances on the Halifax Waterfront by acts from around the world. ()
Atlantic Jazz Festival - Come and enjoy the 22nd edition of the TD Canada Trust Atlantic Jazz Festival, based in the great jazz tradition but with tentacles reaching out to the music of the avant-garde, world, pop, folk and fusion, blues and roots and more. (July 11 - 19, 2008)
MEC Paddlefest Halifax - MEC is pleased to present this urban celebration of the paddling season. The event offers on-land and on-water training. It is about canoes, kayaks, and what we do with them. Paddlefest welcomes absolute beginners, industry professionals, and anyone interested in paddling. For the benefit of the paddling community as a whole, come learn with us. (Saturday July 5, 2008)
24th Annual Multicultural Festival - A celebration of diversity through performances, workshops and food. ()
Grand Opening of Local Source Market - You are warmly invited to the grand opening of Local Source Market

Doors will be open beginning Tuesday, June 17th and then join us to celebrate with free local food, drinks and music on Friday, June 20th from 4pm-8pm ()
Fathers Day Walk/Run for Prostate Cancer - A 2.5-5KM walk/run on Sunday June 15th to raise money for prostate cancer research and treatment. ()
EAC Garden Party & Auction - This event will attract hundreds of homeowners who are interested in gardening, home renovation, decorating, accessories and services. We are excited to have an exceptional array of local pottery, original art and other unique items for home and garden. (Sunday, June 8, 2008 12 - 4 pm)
Books Beyond Bars Booksale - Books Beyond Bars has a ton of books that we do not need, but that are awesome. Fiction and non-fiction, kids and adult books, everything is $1 ()
Dump & Run Community Garage Sale - LOOKING FOR SOME GREAT DEALS ON NEW-TO-YOU ITEMS?? Come out and find some great deals on gently used items at our MASSIVE sale! (Saturday, May 3rd)
Earth Day Celebration at the Barn! - Come celebrate Earth Day with the Home Grown crew. We will be serving Pad Thai and Apple Cider on Tuesday afternoon between 4 - 7 pm. (Tuesday April 22nd, 2008)
ACORN Conference - Mark Your Calendar for March 6-8, 2008!

The 8th ACORN Organic Conference and Trade Show will be held in Memramcook, New Brunswick. This central location is only two hours from Halifax and Fredericton, and 1.5 hours from Charlottetown. It is also just 15 minutes from the Moncton airport. (March 6 - 8th, 2008)
Bluegrass Bonanza!! - A lively night of Bluegrass organized by our wonderful folk at NSPIRG. All proceeds help support the Save Lincolnville Campaign. (Friday, February 29th, 2008)
Grand Re-Opening - Turnstile Pottery - Come out to the grand re-opening of Turnstile Pottery Cooperative and celebrate their 8th anniversary. (March 1, 2008 7 - 9 pm)
A celebration of local food!
- Come celebrate local and ecologically produced food in support of Heliotrust on Saturday February 23rd 2008 6pm to midnight at the North Street Church (5657 North Street). (Saturday, February 23rd)
Chicken Rally - Break out yer chicken suit-- It is time to Rally for the Chickens! (Monday, February 11th)
Resilient Communities: Envisioning and Acting for Sustainable Futures - This lecture series will explore what it takes to create resilient and sustainable communities and to build the political will to respond to contemporary challenges. Each of the speakers will address this theme from three perspectives: learning from the past, evaluating the present, and envisioning the future. (2008-01-30)
Happy New Year! - After a relaxing holiday with family and friends, the time has come to resume the usual chores, hopefully, with a renewed sense of purpose and vigour. Here at homegrown, we wish to build on the successes that we have experienced in 2007 in order to continue our efforts to grow the organic food market here in Atlantic Canada. The upcoming year presents some very exciting opportunities that we look forward to sharing with all of you over the coming months. Farm tours, delivery service to new areas and a greater selection of whole foods for your enjoyment are some of the developments that you may look forward to in 2008.

Please note the first Saturday delivery in 2008 is on Saturday, January 12th and the first Wednesday delivery in 2008 is on January 16th. ()
Rink Flood! - The Commons Watch will be flooding the old spray pool on the Central Commons to make way for ice skaters!

Come out and join the fun! (Sunday, December 16, 2007)
Talk: Leocadio Juracan on Fair Trade - Leocadio Juracan will speak about Fair Trade at the Spring Garden Just Us! Leocadio Juracan is the Executive Director of the Farmers Committee of Altiplano in Guatemala. He will talk about his work on fair trade.
North End Community Coffeehouse - An evening of musical entertainment to raise funds for the North End.

Penny Dreadful - Zuppa Circus Theatre company presents A Tale of Devilish Infamy! Featuring a live musical score. 12 Nights only. For mature audiences. (October 9 - 21st, 2007)
Solidarity rally for Myanmar! - Join others on Saturday, October 6 from noon-2pm at Victoria Park in Halifax. Those in other areas are encouraged to organize rallies in their communities. (Saturday, October 6th (12 - 2 pm))
Halifax Skatepark Grand Opening!!!! - Come out to celebrate the official opening of the Halifax Skatpark at the Commons. Everybody is welcome! There will be Pros, live bands, BBQ (September 20, 2007)
Harvest Fair - The Urban Farm Museum Society of Spryfield is please to announce that our annual Harvest Fair is fast approaching. We are looking forward to another exciting year of food and games. We hope that many of you are able to come celebrate on September 15th this years harvest. (September 15th)
- Head on East Music presents Earthdance Halifax, September 15th 2007. Featuring live performances from Dr dFunkt, Infinity Circus and the drummers and throat singers of the Mic Mac Friendship Center. DJs include Psylozen and Ben Rama spinning ambient and psytrance. (September 15th, 2007)
Rugged n Raw Girl Skateboard Tour 2007 - Girls pro demo and get on board clinic, plus Skirtboarders video premiere. (Sunday, September 2, 2007)
Evolve Festival 2007 - EVOLVE HQ is thrilled to announce that the eighth annual EVOLVE Music & Awareness Festival is confirmed to take place on the weekend of August 3, 4 & 5th 2007. Thousands of music and fun-time enthusiasts from all over Canada and the world will converge on beautiful Antigonish, Nova Scotia for three days of fun and sun in Canadas Ocean Playground. (August 3 - 5, 2007)
Northern Lights Lantern Festival - The Northern Lights Lantern Festival is a celebration of lantern making, food, activity, music, art and excitement. The purpose of the Northern Lights Lantern Festival is to bring people together to celebrate the richness of the North End community. (Thursday, July 26, 2007 (Rain date))
Bloomfield Street Party - Come one come all to the street party of the year! Listen to some live blues and reggae, check out the yard sale, join in the drumming, party on! (Saturday, June 16th)
Food Not Bombs!
10th Anniversary Celebration
- Giant feast! Free food! Pot luck contributions welcome! Music, speakers, games, birthday cake! Fun for all ages! (Sunday, March 25th at 1:00 pm)
ACORN Organic Conference and Trade Show - We're bringing in knowledgeable and important speakers from all over the region and the continent to talk about "Growing More Organic" in Atlantic Canada. There's no better place for organic networking in the region - We hope to see you there! (March 1 - 3, 2007)
Rhythm Against Racism - A night of hip-hop & spoken word to subvert state racism in this province ()
An Inconvenient Truth - Join The Ecology Action Centre for a public screening of Al Gore's film "An Inconvenient Truth". A discussion on energy issues and climate change in Nova Scotia will follow. Pay what you can - suggested $5 donation. (November 29th, 7 - 9:30 pm)
Harvest Hoe Down - Come shake it down at the barn in celebration of the fall harvest. Feasting, merrymaking and square dancing will be in full swing. (Saturday, October 21)
The Roaring Twenties Recycled
The EAC’s 35th Birthday Soirée!
- The EAC invites you to join us for an upscale swingin’ party - this birthday party is going to be the bee’s knees! The cat's meow! (September 29th, 2006)
Lunch and Lecture with Dr. Karl-Henrik Robèrt, Founder o
- Professor Karl-Henrik Robèrt, M.D., Ph.D., is one of Sweden's foremost cancer scientists who, in 1989, initiated an environmental movement called "The Natural Step." The Natural Step is a strategic planning tool for sustainability used successfully by organizations, businesses and communities around the world (www.naturalstep.ca). (Friday, September 22, 2006)
Raffi Cavoukian Singer, Author, and Founder of Child
- In a unique word and song presentation, Raffi will share his philosophy of "Child Honoring," a children-first paradigm for humane and sustainable communities - a compassionate revolution in values. (Thursday, September 21, 2006)
September Harvest Festival - On September 10th, 2006 Home Grown Organic Foods alongside Terroir will be serving Pad Thai and smoothies at the Third Annual September Harvest Festival at Victoria Park (Spring Garden Rd.) in downtown Halifax. This event will be free to the public in an effort to promote and celebrate locally grown food in a festive environment. (September 10th, 2006)
Halifax Buskers International Festival - Come visit the Home Grown Organic Foods booth at the Buskers and enjoy some delicious Pad Thai while checking out the performers.

In 1987, an 11-day competition was introduced to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Street performers from around the world demonstrated their unique talent and skills in an un-gated setting. The concept was new, fresh, and exciting: world-class entertainment and free for the public.
(August 10th - 20th, 2006)
Agrifest 2006 - An exciting four day festival that celebrates food, fun and the outdoors. Agrifest takes place on a 50-acre site and includes vegetable, berry and field crops, plot tours, a gardening and cooking series, theme gardens, food and machinery demos, exhibits, educational seminars, celebrity speakers and fantastic family programming. (August 10-13)
Evolve - If you've experienced Evolve, then you know that Evolve always delivers the best music of the summer. This year, we turn it up a notch. Over 65 performers on three stages featuring a truly powerful lineup from the worlds of rock, jazz, funk, hip hop, bluegrass and electronica. (August 4, 5, 6th 2006)
Health Fair - Place: Eastern Sun Professional Centre, 260 Wyse Road, Dartmouth NS
Time: 8 am - 3 pm
Support Feed Nova Scotia and improve your health. The Health Fair will have:
- Professional health care practitioner presentations, short demonstrations;
- Promotional health care material, raffles of health products & professional services;
- Health vendor displays;
- Organic food and much, much (Sunday, July 30th)
SENSE OF WONDER - One Woman Play about Rachel Carson - Rachel Carson changed the world. She was the first scientist to warn us of the dangers of chemical pesticides. Her landmark book, Silent Spring, effectively launched the environmental movement in the 1960s. (May 29 - 31, 2006)
HRM BIKE WEEK - HRM Bike Week kicks into gear this weekend on Saturday, June 3rd. Come out and celebrate the bike, cycle activities for the whole family all week long, and they're free! Join Geordie at Cornwallis Park from 1-4pm where he'll be serving up his yummy Pad Thai! (June 3-11)
The Zuppa Circus Open Theatre Kitchen:
It All Looks Different In the Dark
- Zuppa Circus Theatre returns to the kitchen. Too many cooks won't spoil this broth. (May 23 - June 4th (no shows Mondays))
Yoga Atlantic Conference Taking Root - The Yoga Atlantic Association is honoured to host the first annual Yoga Atlantic Conference TAKING ROOT. The event marks the first time in Atlantic Canadian history that this number of yoga students have had the opportunity to study, practice and celebrate their journey of finding balance together. (May 19 - 21, 2006)
'Come Grow With Us' - Volunteer Training - The Urban Farm Museum is looking for volunteers and participants for our garden programs this summer. Families and children gather for learning about growing food. This session provides info and training for interested volunteers. (May 6th, 2006 10:00 - 11:30 am)
Halifax Open Streets Festival - On Sunday, April 23rd, from 10am to 3pm, Cogswell St. between North Park and Robie will be “closed” to traffic and “open” to everyone for the first Halifax Open Streets Festival. The festival kicks off a TRAX pilot project (funded by Go for Green) to establish weekly street “openings” in the Halifax Regional Municipality every Sunday in late spring, summer, and early fall. (April 23, 2006)
Organic Wine Tasting & Auction in support of the Nature Trust - The Nova Scotia Nature Trust is a charitable organization whose mandate is to protect critical and threatened natural habitats, native biodiversity, ecological integrity and natural ecosystems on private lands in Nova Scotia through formal land securement, stewardship and education. (Saturday, April 22nd)
Dwell for the Dwelling: April Fool's Dance - To herald EAC's imminent move to its new home at Fern Lane in the North End and to celebrate with all those who have volunteered on the building, the EAC and friends are holding a dance. (Saturday, April 1)
International Day of Action - The World Still Says No to War - US out of Iraq - March for Peace at noon from the Farmers' Market on Lower Water St. Organized by the Halifax Peace Coalition and SCAW. (Saturday, March 18th)
Seedy Saturday - An annual gathering of gardeners from near and far come together to share their treasures from the garden. Don't miss this once a year opportunity to exchange seeds and growing tips with expert gardeners from all over the region. (March 11, 2:00 - 4:30 pm)
Ruling Your World: Ancient Strategies for Modern Life - At a time when we so often feel that our lives are out of control, Sakyong Mipham, hailed as an "East-West Renaissance lama" (and the leader of Shambhala Meditation Centers worldwide), will talk about his new book Ruling Your World, offering strategies rooted in the ancient warrior tradition of Shambhala. Learn how to approach everything from the smallest decisions to life's biggest setbacks with total confidence, clarity, and purpose. The talk will be followed by a book signing. (March 11th at 7 pm)
ACORN Organic Conference and Trade Show - Organic Prosperity–Rooted in Community marks the theme for our 2006 organic conference. Set in beautiful Wolfville, Nova Scotia, this educational and inspiring gathering is one you won't want to miss! (March 2 - 4, 2006)
A Zuppa Dolce Update - On Friday, March 3rd, Zuppa Circus Theatre will launch its THIRD excellent cookbook: Zuppa Dolce. The cookbook is packed with delicious, sticky and sweet dessert recipes, all donated by family and friends of Zuppa Circus. (Zuppa Dolce will provide you with some great dessert ideas to follow soups and salads that you might make from Zuppa Soupa and Zuppa Insalata!) (Friday, March 3rd)
Halifax Green Drinks: Election Night - For the month of January, Green Drinks is pleased announce a special event. On Monday, Jan 23rd, in the evening, please join us to watch the results of the Federal Election unravel province by province across the country. (Monday, January 23rd)
Grand Opening of the new space at the barn! - Come celebrate the opening of the newly renovated space at the Home Grown barn. Feature attractions include Tyler Messick and the Museum Pieces, Pad Thai, complimentary massage by Jessica Marsh accompanied by the infamous Dave Johnson, face painting for the kids, complimentary beverages and possibly even a Zuppa circus appearance. Come one, come all. (Saturday, Dec 10th from 2 pm to midnight)
CPAWS "Celebrate the Wild Nahanni" - The Nova Scotia Chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) invites you to be part of coast-to-coast-to-coast efforts to save a beloved example of Canada's wilderness heritage! (Tuesday, November 29th, 2005)
VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS ~ Make it a family tradition - On Saturday and Sunday, November 26th and 27th, 2005, 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site will be brought to life with holiday cheer and festive activities. Visitors of all ages will delight in games, crafts and a visit with Father Christmas. (Saturday and Sunday, November 26th and 27th, 2005)
Hants County Organic Agriculture Forum - Join Industry Experts and Help Grow the Future of Organic Agriculture in our Region!

The Hants Regional Development Authority is hosting a forum on the Future of Organic Agriculture in Hants County. The one-day conference is designed to be of interest to organic food producers and distributors, government decision makers, and agricultural entrepreneurs. The event, sponsored by International Trade Canada, is an excellent opportunity to network with business, marketing, and academic professionals involved in the organic agricultural sector. (Friday, November 18th)
3rd Annual Forest Forum / Woodlot tour - The Nova Forest Alliance announces its 3rd Annual FOREST FORUM. The Forum will feature research and program achievements from within our diverse partnership and also presentations from others within the wider NFA community. The Antrim woodlot tour will demonstrate hurricane Juan recovery under the processes of sustainable forest management. (Thursday, November 3rd and 4th, 2005)
Killam Lecture Series: "Global Security, The War on Terror and the New American Century"
Paul Ro
- Four years after 9/11 and the start of the "global war on terror", the al-Qaida movement remains active across the world, a bitter counter-insurgency campaign continues in Afghanistan, Iraq is mired in a war that has already cost over 30,000 lives and there is a risk of a confrontation with Iran. A conflict has now developed between a vision of a New American Century and a disparate quasi-religious movement that threatens that vision. (Thursday, October 27 at 8 pm)
The Killam Lectures 2005: - In June 1988, Canada hosted the first major international conference on climate change. The consensus statement of the scientists present began, "Humanity is conducting an unintended, uncontrolled, globally pervasive experiment whose ultimate consequences are second only to global nuclear war." The reality is that climate change is not really an environmental issue. It is about the survival of the human race. Elizabeth May asks whether we are repeating the experience of past advanced civilizations which ignored the constraints of the natural world, and perished. (Teusday, October 25th at 8 pm)
Boston Vegetarian Food Festival - The Boston Vegetarian Food Festival is a full day of fun, good food, and learning! It brings together exhibitors of vegetarian natural foods from across the country and locally, offering free food sampling and "show special" discounts. It provides a welcoming environment in which to explore a wide variety of delicious, healthy, and readily available vegetarian foods. (Saturday, October 22, 2005)
Halifax LETS potluck - Potlucks are open to one and all. So please invite family, friends and interested potential members. Bring a good food dish to share (write a list of ingredients to acknowledge other’s lifestyle choices or allergies). Also, remember to bring your own plates, cutlery, and mugs. Potlucks have a suggested donation of 0.25 Salties from members and free for all non-members. (October 21st from 5:30pm to 8pm)
Health Law Institute Seminar Series
The State of Canada's Health Care System
- Roy Romanow Faculty Lounge (Rm. 312), Weldon Law Bldg. (Thursday, October 20, 2005 at 12:00 pm)
Killam Lecture Series
"How Can We Advance Political and Economic Democracy?"
- Corporate-driven globalization accompanied by unilateralist military intervention and the rewriting of international law has become the main threat to the consolidation of political and economic democracy globally. The current global disorder is placed by Walden Bello within an overarching framework resting on three key concepts: overextension, verproduction, and crisis of legitimacy. He addresses not only the causes of the crisis but discusses strategies to advance peace and democracy globally. (Tuesday, October 18)
World Food Day - (Sunday, October 16th, 2005)
Public Information Forum
- The Affordable Energy Coalition Invites You to Attend a Public Information Forum KEEP THE HOMEFIRES BURNING The value and necessity of a ELECTRICITY RATE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM For Low-Income Nova Scotians. (Wednesday October 5, 2005)
Arsenal of Hypocrisy :
The American Space Plan and U.S. Military Industrial Complex
- Arsenal of Hypocrisy (2003, U.S., 60 minutes) features Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space Coordinator Bruce Gagnon, Noam Chomsky and Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell talking about the dangers of moving the arms race into space. (Thursday, Oct. 6)
Take back the night - The Take Back the Night March is a critical part of the women's community here in Halifax. Each year at Dal, women are exploited by those they know and those they do not. Just this past weekend, two women were made victims of crime: one woman was attacked on campus; another, in her own bed. (Friday, September 30th, 2005)
Halifax Green Drinks - The Green Drinks invitation is open to anyone interested in sustainability issues that's keen to chat with other like minded folks. We look forward to meeting you or welcoming you back! Read about our events to date at www.greendrinks.org (click on Canada and then Halifax). (Wednesday, September 28th)
2nd annual Harvest Festival - Come celebrate local and ecological food production with an afternoon of delicious food, live music, theatre, workshops and guest speakers. Learn about the value of local food, and our ability to shape current agricultural practices through our purchasing decisions.

Featuring Gypsophelia, the Middleclass Pushovers, the Museum Pieces, Jenn Grant, the Jubilee Quartet and Zuppa Circus. (September 18th 10 - 5 pm (rain or shine))
Evolve - Get ready for another perfect three-day fun-a-thon of exceptional music and art and camping and dancing under the sun and stars of beautiful Nova Scotia, Canada. Once again we top ourselves, bringing the most powerful and ecclectic lineup of musical talent to the party. (August 26 - 28, 2005)
The Zuppa CircusOpen Theatre Kitchen
An innovative outdoor theatre extravaganza
- Halifax's Zuppa Circus Theatre returns to outdoor venues in the Supercity this summer with its newest creation, The Zuppa Circus Open Theatre Kitchen.

Starting with a pile of vegetables and an outdoor kitchen, a dysfunctional family of chefs cook a fresh pot of soup for audience members and strive to escape memories of the past. Before long, it's clear the bizarre trio have come face-to-face with a wholly unpredictable world! Combining comedy and tragedy, mischief and mythology, The Zuppa Circus Open Theatre Kitchen is a generous, joyous theatrical feast celebrating food and the creative spirit. (July 15th through to July 30th)
Skatepark Fundraiser
- All ages show at the Pavillion featuring:
The Jimmy Swift Band, Universal Soul, Hive Mind All proceeds go to the new skatepark. (Wednesday, July 6 at 8:00 pm)
An Evening with Marilyn Waring - Please join us for for a screening of the film "Who's Counting? Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies and Global Economics", followed by a public lecture by Marilyn Waring. (Monday, June 27)
An Evening with Ray Anderson - Please join us for a screening of the award winning documentary "The Corporation", followed by a question & answer session with Ray Anderson and Dr. Julia Sagebien, Professor in the Faculty of Management at Dalhousie University (Wednesday, June 23)
At the Cutting Edge - Book launch - Ecology Action Centre and Sierra Club of Canada (Atlantic Chapter) invite you to celebrate the launch of Elizabeth May's "AT THE CUTTING EDGE: the crisis in Canada's forests." (Monday, June 13th, 2005, 7 - 9 pm)
Seventh Annual Garden Party and Auction - This event will attract hundreds of homeowners who are interested in gardening, home renovation, decorating, accessories and services. We are excited to have an exceptional array of local pottery, original art and other unique items for home and garden. (Sunday, June 5th)
Mercy Seat - Halifax Theatre Company Shakespeare By the Sea is getting an early start on its usual summer season with the staging--in its headquarters building near the parking lot in Point Pleasant Park--of playwright and film director Neil Labute's recent two-person drama Mercy Seat. (May 13th, 14th, 15th)
Waterwalker Film Festival - Canoe Kayak Nova Scotia presents the 9th annual Waterwalker film festival.

The Waterwalker Film Festival began in 1988 to honour the life and spirit of the legendary Bill Mason, conservationist, canoeist, author, artist and filmmaker. Mason's many films and books, which continue to be best sellers, helped to establish the canoe as a Canadian icon. (Friday May 13th at 7 pm)
Contact Improv Dance Jam - Come dance, play, explore, learn, tumble, spiral, spring, support, fall, fly, roll, or make music... All experience levels welcome. (May 7th)
All Things Organic Organic Conference and Trade Show - Discover what’s new in the organic industry. America’s organic consumer market is over 90 million strong and growing, with U.S. retail sales expected to reach $20 billion by 2007. (April 30 - May 3, 2005)
Join us to Celebrate Earth Day! - The Lorax is coming to Halifax in a theatrical production performed by the Neptune Theatre School. (April 22, 2005 7pm and April 23, 2005 2pm)
The Rusty Anchor Kabaret
(Kabaret pod Kotwicą)
- Join Pomorze for a kabaret. There will be a performance by Pomorze - several kabaret inspired dance numbers. Following those festivities, there’s a dance featuring live music. The event also includes a silent auction, door prizes, snacks and cash bar. (Saturday, April 16, 2005)
Velcrow Ripper is coming to town! - The Centre for Art Tapes NextDoc program presents a public screening of ScaredSacred at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, at 7 p.m. on Friday April 15th 2005. Admission is $5 or pay what you can. Director Velcrow Ripper will be in attendance, and there will be a Q&A following the screening and a few social beverages at a local watering hole to follow; location TBA. (April 15, 2005, 7pm)
ACORN 5th Annual Organic Agri-Food Conference and Trade Show - Meeting the Challenge: Securing Your Organic Future

ACORN circulates conferences between Maritime provinces to help provide greater access and interaction between people interested in local organic agriculture.
(February 24-27, 2005)
Guelph Organic Conference & Organic Expo Canada - "Local Organic ~ A Global Solution"
Trade Show entry is free to traders, retailers, and the public for January 22 & 23. However, paid registration is required for all workshops, seminars and food events January 21 -23. (January 20 - 23, 2005)
Tsunami Benefit for Oxfam Canada - Come out to an alcohol and smoke free, all ages Drum Dance event in a fun healthy environment, and support a good cause! (Saturday, January 22 at 8 pm)
Growing Together: Cultivating Food Security in Canadian Society - Hosted by the Canadian Food Grains Bank & Winnipeg Harvest.

This event is intended to provide an opportunity to engage Canadians from all sectors including farmers, fisher-folk, academics, health, government, domestic & international NGOs, and those who are food insecure on the many facets of food security. (October 14-16, 2004)
Godzilla vs. Skateboarders: Skateboarding as a - This intriguing exhibition examines “skateboarding as a means to critique architecture, social spaces and the values constituted by those spaces,” according to curator Anthony Kiendl. Mixed-media installations, drawings, models, photographs and video works by artists such as Mowry Baden, Aaron Carpenter, Fastwürms and Sandee Moore (to name a few) explore the culture and practice of skateboarding as a performing, critical art, one which “speaks its meanings... through urban actions.” The exhibition has been organized and circulated by the Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina. (August 13 to October 3rd)
The September Harvest Festival - Come and celebrate local and ecological food production with an afternoon of delicious food, live music, guest speakers, and entertainment for the children. Local producers will be on hand selling products and interacting with guests. This event aims to inform the general public about the value of local food, and our ability to shape current agriculture practices through our purchasing decisions. This event is free to the public and we encourage everyone to join us. (Sunday September 12, 2004 (rain or shine!))
Evolve 5 - It's happening again. Once again, we're putting together an unbelievable lineup of musicians from the worlds of funk, bluegrass, jazz, hip hop, and electronica for the best party of the summer - EVOLVE 5. (August 27-29, 2004)
Agrifest - Agrifest is a stunning showcase festival of all things related to food production where farmers, processors and consumers can learn about new crops, new production methods, innovations in marketing and packaging, food safety and security, new equipment, organics and nutraceuticals, unique uses for crops and new food products. (August 5-8, 2004)
The Maine Fiber Frolic - Windsor Fairgrounds is once again the host of a growing agricultural tradition -- The 4th Annual Maine Fibre Frolic. The Maine Llama association proudly sponsors this family oriented event to celebrate fibre animals and the fiber arts -- spinning, weaving, felting, knitting, dyeing and rug hooking. (June 12 & 13, 2004, 10 - 4 pm)
19th Annual Duncan Street Yard Sale - Come one, come all to the biggest Yard Sale of the Year. Three streets wide and 2 blocks long. Home Grown will be serving Pad Thai this year in front of the Home Grown general store. (Saturday, June 12, 2004)
Herb Fest of Maine - Join us for the tenth annual Herb Fest of Maine, June 5, 2004 This year's 10th Herb Fest on Saturday June 5 will include vendors, more than 15 classes, music, great food and children's activities. (Saturday, June 5, 2004)
Ecology Action Centre - Green Home Auction - Fans of their annual Garden Party will definitely enjoy this new twist on an old favorite. Join emcee Olga Milosevich and auctioneer John Dunsworth for a lively afternoon with a fabulous array of items to decorate your home inside and out. (Sunday, May 30th)
Open Farm Day with a May Day Heritage Plant and Seed Swap at Windhorse Farm - Get a glimpse of what’s happening at Windhorse Farm: gardens, orchard, woodlot, woodworking shop, horses, and so on. Come walk around, guided or on your own. Guided tours of the gardens and woodlot at 10 am and 2:00 pm Horse-drawn wagon rides in the forest all day. (Saturday, May 1st, 2004)
Youth Environmental Network Environmental groups competition - You're breaking our heart! Please don't leave us hanging! You're the patty in our burger, the chips in our cookie, the bass in our rock and roll band, the life in our database!

The who's who of youth environmental groups and sustainable campuses success stories is waiting for your input. Visit www.syc-cjs.org/info or www.yen-rej.org/info to get involved and enter your group info and your success stories to WIN!

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(Deadline: April 16th, 2004)
ACORN 4th Annual Conference and Trade Show - "Growing organic opportunities"

Howard Johnson Dutch Inn, Cornwall, PEI (March 25-28th, 2004)
EAC Open House Holiday Party - Join us for food, drink and merry making. By popular demand, the SOSS Seismic Carollers will do a special performance. Bring your friends too.

We look forward to seeing you! (Wednesday, December 17, 2003)
3 Days in Halifax - Film screening about the G7 finance ministers meeting. (Wednesday, December 10 at 7:30 pm)
Sara Shelton Mann - Live art productions presents San Francisco Choreographer Sara Shelton Mann, Lotus 695

Featuring: Susan Cook, Matthieu Keijser, Dani Oore, Norman Rutherford, George Stames, Sarah Stoker (December 4,5,6, 2003 - 8pm)
The Royal Canadian Navy and the Halifax Explosion - John Armstrong gives an illustrated lecture. (Thursday, December 4)
Surviving Landmines: The Legacy of the Perfect Soldier (featuring KOJO) - On December 3rd, we mark the anniversary of the Ottawa Convention banning the use of anti-personnel landmines. To celebrate the convention, and those whose lives the convention has helped, Oxfam and the Youth Mine Action Ambassador Program invite you to a unique and powerful exhibit entitled Surviving Landmines: The Legacy of the Perfect Soldier. (Wednesday, December 3 at 8:30 pm)
Street Party Celebrating Buy Nothing Day - Free Food, Free Music, Free People? (November 28th, 2003)
A Baroque Bouquet - The very well-liked Jeanne Lamon leads symphony NS and violinist David Greenberg in a program with work by Handel (Solomon: Entrance of the Queen of Sheba), Locatelli (Concerto for four violins) Vivaldi (The Four Seasons) and (November 14th at 8 pm)
My Breasts, My Choice: Journeys Through Surgery 2004 Tour - A Sumach Press publication exploring people's experience of breast and chest surgery through intimate photography and storytelling. (November 6, 2003)
Oxfam's 7th Annual GLOBAL FEAST to Commemorate World Food Day - This is a family-friendly and fun event where people get a quick lesson in global food realities from the poor-person / rich-person set-up at the Global Feast (October 15, 2003)
BELLY DANCERS IN HALIFAX!! - Featuring Hadia, Calgary, Alberta, Tahia, Toronto, Ontario, Jewels of the East, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, The Scotsburn dancers, Scotsburn, Nova Scotia, and members of BELINDANCE, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

You can call me for tickets, 454-7092 or cell 488-4793 or if you wish to reserve tickets on Visa or Mastercard, you can call Belindance at 455-7746. (Saturday, October 11, 2003 7:30 p.m.)
Video Velocity - The Centre For Art Tapes in Halifax is looking for a location in the forest/wilderness an hour or less from Halifax. The location will be the site of a human powered/bicycle powered video evening. Long time activist Jan Meyerowitz is constructing the machine which will combine the power of 4 peddlers. (Friday, October 10)
Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group- Dalhousie - Call for Volunteers
NSPRIG-Dal needs you for various initiatives. (20031111)
A Midsummer Nights Dream - We're turning the Canada Day Dream into the Labour Day Dream (August 31, 2003)

EVOLVE is a 3 day music and camping experience. With admission, ticketholders are invited to free camping on soft grass. Camping areas are a stone's throw away from the main stage and from the crashing waves of the Atlantic coast. Don't forget your sunscreen! (August 22.23.24 2003)
Organic Research Field Day - Brookside Pasture, Brookside Road, Bible Hill (Truro), NS

10:00 am 3:00 pm (tours start at the top of each hour)

The Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada (OACC) at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College (NSAC) is please to announce its first annual research field day. In our research plots we are studying crop rotations, soil management, seeding rates, crop varieties, intercropping, mulching, Colorado Potato Beetle control and much (July 26th, 2003)
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a four-day new media art event in Halifax, Nova Scotia July 9-12, 2003

Explore new potentials with interactive and performative technologies. (July 9-12, 2003)
ECOTOPIA!! - Imagine living as part of a youth-run ecologically sustainable community for four days while building a strong network of environmentally conscious and active young Maritimers. Ecotopia is not a dream! We'll collectively prepare locally grown meals, sleep in tipis, and share ideas about how to take action in our communities, schools, and in our own lives. (June 28 - July 1)
Bloomfield Neighbourhood Cleanup - Gather in the Bloomfield Park at 6pm. Bring your own gloves. Bags will be provided. (May 28, 2003)
EAC 5th Annual Garden Party and Auction - Please come out to this very fun event in support of the Ecology Action Centre, Nova Scotia’s oldest environmental organization. Help to raise our target of $15,000 (roughly equivalent to EAC’s annual overhead) and walk away with some great deals to kick start your gardening season. On the auction block will be a fabulous array of gardening supplies, plants, landscape design consultations, pottery, folk art, spa services, weekend getaways and much, much more. (Sunday, May 25th, 2002, noon ­ - 3pm)
A creative workshop taught by Catherine Crocker
- A workshop to open your senses, expand your awareness, drop into your body, dwell in the present, release inhibitions, move through blocks, touch your heart, laugh, breathe, play and express yourself.... (Sunday, May 25th 10am - 4 pm)
Halifax's Bike Again! Community Bike Project - Halifax's Bike Again! Community Bike Project of the Ecology Action Centre presents a seven-week bike repair and maintenance course.

The course will run each Sunday morning from 9:00-11:00 a.m., beginning May 25 and ending July 13 (there will be no class on June 22). The class will be conducted on a drop-in basis. That is to say, you do not have to attend every class, you can just come whenever you like.

The cost is $5 per class (free for current Bike Again! volunteers). The money will go back into Bike Again! to help support this local community project and encourage sustainable transportation in the H.R.M. (May 25 to July 13 (every Sunday from 9-11))
Breastfeeding: Nurturing Healthy Communities - La Leche League Canada - Atlantic Canada Presents Area Conference 2003

Information and education sessions on breastfeeding and parenting for mothers, fathers, parents-to-be and healthcare professionals. (Saturday, May 24th, 2003)
Anna's Auction Party 2003 - Anna's Auction is the Nova Scotia Art and Design's annual fundraiser that celebrates the school's founder with a big bash of bidding. (Thursday, May 15th)
Take the Nature Challenge With David Suzuki - David Suzuki will be the guest speaker at an Ecology Action Centre fundraiser in support of the centre and it's dragger court challenge. Dr. Suzuki will describe the Nature Challenge, a way to conserve nature by taking simple steps at home. He will be speaking at the McInnes Room in the Dalhousie Student Union Building, on University Ave. in Halifax. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 14, 7:30 pm and $8/$12 tickets are available by calling the Ecology Action Centre (429-2202) or by purchase at the door. We are very fortunate to have Dr. Suzuki return following popular demand for his last event in Halifax when some people had to be turned away at the door. There will also be entertainment and refreshments while you have the opportunity to ask questions and engage Dr. Suzuki in discussion. (Wednesday, May 14, 7:30 pm)
Solar Nova Scotia Spring 2003 Home Tour & Pot Luck - Here's your invitation to join Solar Nova Scotia for the Spring Home Tour. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is considering a home building project that integrates some really mindful and sustainable building practices. (April 27th, afternoon)
Reel Black Film Nght 2003 Program Guide Information - Here is a brief on each of the six films that will be featured during this year's REEL BLACK FILM NIGHT taking place at the Oxford Theatre on Thursday, April 24th, 2003. We have dramas.. we have plot twists.. we have one local film by Todd Jackson.. For ticket reservation or information call 430-8761. This is a one night only screening. All seats $7. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the show starts at 7 pm. (Thursday, April 24th, 2003)
Pomorze Polish Folkdance Ensemble - Polish dancing is a very colourful, highly energetic collection of dances from many different regions in Poland with beautiful costumes, lots of singing and lots of fun. We are preparing for a Polish festival on June 14 & 15 (which will be held at the St. Anthony's Parish grounds - this is also the St. Faustina Polish Mission, and they have generously offered rehearsal, event and costume storage space) and the multicultural festival the following week. (Every Sunday)
Exotics - What's wrong with one more species out there? - The NOVA SCOTIA NATURE TRUST will be holding it's 2003 Annual General Meeting. There will also be a slideshow presentation showcasing our conservation work. Come out and learn about the important work of the Nova Scotia Nature Trust... an excellent way to celebrate Earth Day! (Tuesday, April 22, 2003 (Earth Day!))
PEI Earth Day Concert - Celebrate Earth Day on PEI Tuesday, April 22nd at "Get Down and Dig It!- Music for Mother Earth" Concert and Dance in the UPEI Student Centre from 8pm to 2am. All Ages - Wet/Dry (Tuesday, April 22nd)
World Health Day (WHD)
Healthy Environments for Children
- Every child should grow up in a healthy home, school and community. The future development of our children – and of their world – depends on their enjoying good health now. Activities to promote Healthy Environments for Children (HEC) in every country could well help shape the future of life. Each individual event – on and around World Health Day – is a key part of the broader effort to promote Healthy Environments for Children. Such events will serve as a springboard for raising awareness, stimulating debate, and building the momentum for national movements that tackle health dangers in the places where children live, learn and play. (April 7, 2003)
3rd Annual Organic Conference and Trade Show - The Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network (ACORN) presents the 3rd Annual Organic Conference and Trade Show, March 14-15, 2003 at the Westin Nova Scotian, Halifax. The conference theme, "Atlantic Successes and Innovations" includes over 25 workshops for small and large scale producers and processors, retailers, and consumers/ home gardeners.

Friday and Saturday nights feature organic buffets, socials (with The Mellotones and Morgan Davis), and two thought provoking presentations by Ann Clark, University of Guelph, and Marjorie Willison, Urban Farm Museum Society.

A chef's demonstration Saturday lunch highlights local organic products. (March 14-15, 2003)
The Halifax Symposium on Palestine
A Land, a people: a History, a Future
- Three working sessions each day in Seminar Room 2: one in the morning, two in the afternoon. Each presentation will be 30-45 minutes, followed by interventions and discussion. Public cultural evening, Saturday evening.

The objective of the Symposium is to increase understanding of Palestine. (March 15 & 16, 2003)
Globalization and Third World Underdevelopment - On Thursday, February 6, Brian O'Neill, Oxfam's Canadian Programme Officer for the Maritimes, will present the talk "Globalization and Third World Underdevelopment". (February 6, 2003)
Animal Rights Social - This month, ARCH's social will be focused on fur. Watch an optional short video on the fur industry. Join us for conversation, information, and FREE vegan food! Free and open to all ages! (February 7, 2003)
Veganism Workshop: The What, Why, and How of Going Vegan - The Grainery Food Co-Operative will be hosting a workshop by the Animal Rights Collective of Halifax on veganism. What is a vegan? Why is veganism good for the environment, your health, and of course animals? The Grainery is located at 2385 Agricola Street. Our hours are 3:00 to 6:30 everyday. Please call Jill for more information or to RSVP at 425-3136. How can one make the change to a vegan lifestyle? (February 12, 2003)
Safe Motherhood: Every Picture Tells a Story - Ms. Durrell McKenna has spent the last 15 years documenting the lives, rituals and traditions of women and families around the world. She has undertaken pioneering work on the theme of safe motherhood. (February 5, 2003)
Introduction of Exotic Species and Biological Methods in Pest Management - Nova Scotian Institute of Science will be hosting a public panel discussion entitled "Introduction of Exotic Species and Biological Methods in Pest Management" on Monday, February 3rd, 7:30 p.m. at the Guptill Theater, Room 117, Sir James Dunn Building, Dalhousie University. All are welcome. (February 3, 2003)
Women's Self Defense Course - This course requires no previous experience, rather it is an opportunity to increase your awareness of how to protect and defend yourself. Come with yourself or a friend or relative, this course will be informative and fun! (February 1, 2003)
Chinese New Year Dinner - Ten courses. Yum. Slaver over Blooming Plate, Neptune Soup, Peking duck, fish, shrimp, Buddha Plate and more to bring in The Year of The Ram. (January 30, 2003)
Medical Students for Choice benefit - You can't miss the Medical Students for Choice benefit show at C'est Si Bon this Friday, January 31st, 9ish-2 AM. Relax over a few drinks in the cozy cafe atmosphere while indulging in the musical sounds of Amy Campbell, Carol Ritchie, Melissa Vidito, Stacy Ricker and more... Sip on something warm while contemplating the spoken words of Lindsay Mitchell. (January 31st, 9ish-2)
Reiki Introduction - For anyone who's ever been intrigued by the term Reiki, here's your chance to learn exactly what it means...for free! (January 29, 2003)
The Hydrogen Economy
By, Jeremy Rifkin
- Fuel cells come of age, with the prospect of freeing us from fossil fuels. Localized hydrogen networks could replace polluting power plants, and fuel-cell cars end the tyranny of the tailpipe. ()
Book Sale - The Bedford Sackville Literacy Network raises funds for its free programs. This sale sounds good: They've got more than 50 boxes of books and they weed out the total trash first. 9:30am-9:30pm, Halifax Shopping Centre, free, 869-3838 (January 25, 2003)
Covert Entry: Spies, Lies and Crimes - Andrew Mitrovica, one of Canada's top investigative journalists, will talk about, and read from, his new book -- "Covert Entry: Spies, Lies and Crimes Inside Canada's Secret Service" -- on Thursday, January 23 at 7 p.m. in the CSP Lecture Hall in the New Academic Building at the University of King's College. (Thursday, January 23 at 7 p.m.)
Engineers Without Borders- Ingenieures Sans Frontieres - The Dalhousie Chapter of Engineers Without Borders- Ingenieures Sans Frontieres is pleased to present Dr. Thomas Emodi, Dean of Architecture who will speak about his experiences in The Gambia using language-free, visually-based design tools for community development (building access to water, infrastructure, etc.) on Thursday, January 23rd at 7:00pm in Room J-134 (Common Room, near the gym) of the Sexton Engineering Campus of Dalhousie University. (Thursday, January 23rd at 7:00pm)
Peace March and Rally - Join us for a day of Peace, Information and hot chocolate. Organized and sponsored by the Halifax Peace Coalition. (Saturday, January 18, 2003)
Candy Cane Cove at Fisherman's Cove - The seaside boardwalk lights up as a candy-filled wonderland of gingerbread houses. (December 1-23)
Handel's Messiah - Symphony Nova Scotia presents "Handel's Messiah" at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium. (December 19 & 20, 2002)
Homelessness Memorial - An opportunity to remember the lives of people who lived in homelessness and poverty and who have died. (December 20, 2002)
Clean Nova Scotia - HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE - Clean Nova Scotia is holding their Holiday Open House from 4 pm-6 pm in Dartmouth. (December 19, 2002)
Solar Panel Raffle Draw - Today some lucky person will be the winner of The Harvester all in one solar panel unit. Come on down to the market for muffins, juice and to see if you have won free electicity for your home. The draw will happen at 11:00am at the Solar Juice Stand in the Farmer's Market. (December 14th, 2002)
The Nutcracker - Symphony Nova Scotia presents "The Nutcracker" at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium at 7:30 pm. Tickets remaining for December 10 and 12 only. (December 10 & 12)
MISA's Holiday Open House - Join the Metropolitan Immigrant Settlement Association for their Holiday Open House from 3 pm to 6 pm on December 12th. (December 12, 2002)
Grainery Food co-operative Open House - The Grainery invites everyone to come and browse through our selection of organic, locally supplied products, have some cookies and apple cider, and meet some of our members and other people interested in organic food and community building. (December 11, 2002)
Cinema PIRGatory movie:Tent City - SAFE PARK (45 minutes) In response to the Toronto police clearing the down town core of homeless people, in the summer of 1998, The Ontario Coalition Against Poverty created a ‘safe park’ in Allan Gardens where poor and homeless people could sleep without fear of being harassed by the cops. Featuring images and words of the people who made it happen. Film to be followed by a discussion with members of H.A.P.I. (Halifax Anti-Poverty Initiative) who carried out the Halifax Infirmary squat. (December 3rd, 2002)
Vegan Workshop - Come learn the what's, why's and how's of veganism while indulging in free vegan food. (Thursday, November 28th)
NSPIRG Annual General Meeting and Info Session - Come join the pot luck, help nspirg organization update by-laws, auditor's report, etc... the official stuff that keeps this organization going!! (Wednesday, November 27th, 2002)
"Who's Counting: Sex, Lies and Global Economics" - Film showing "Who's Counting: Sex, Lies and Global Economics" followed by a discussion with the producer Kent Martin of the National Film Board of Canada and Jeff Wilson of the Genuine Progress Index (GPI) Atlantic. (Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 7:00 - 9:30 PM)
Solar Nova Scotia's Weekly Social - Come meet solar designers, homeowners, enthusiasts, and friends to discuss solar home building design issues and techniques. (Every friday at Maxwell's Plum)
Peruvian Handweaving Slideshow - Nilda Callanaupa, Handweaver and Founder/Director of the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco, Peru, will give two public slide lectures at The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 5163 Duke Street, Halifax, in the Boardroom (D500) (Thursday Nov 13,14, 700 pm)
Harvest Practices Seminar - What is the role of Unevenaged Forest Management in Nova Scotia's Forest? (November 7, 2002)
Critical Mass Bike Ride - Dress up yer body and yer bike! Let's show Halifax that bikes are not impeding traffic- WE ARE TRAFFIC! (Thursday, October 31st)
Process-Oriented Dialogue Group Dynamics and Conflict Facilitation
with Ingrid Rse, Ph.D.
- Process-oriented dialogue is an umbrella term for a rich diversity of techniques and tools applicable to group work and conflict facilitation. The Process Work approach to conflict and diversity issues is a rather unique one; it places emphasis on individual experience, feelings, the irrational, and the dreaming field, and it supports sitting together in the heat of change. (Friday, October 25 - Sunday, October 2)
Solar Nova Scotia's fall solar home tour! - I'm pleased to announce Solar Nova Scotia's fall solar home tour! The owners of two very different solar / alternate energy homes, described below, have graciously allowed us in for a tour and questions, on Sunday October 27th from noon to 6pm. The houses are in the Eastern Shore area, about 3/4 hour drive northeast from Halifax. (Sunday October 27th from noon to 6pm)
Climate Change Rally - Kyoto Protocol! - Come to a Climate Change Rally! Learn! Have Fun! Urge the government to ratify Kyoto! (Sunday, October 20, 2002)
Nova Scotia Nature Trust - Silent Auction & Dinner - Our Silent Auction and Dinner featuring anthropologist and botanical explorer Wade Davis will take place on Saturday, October 19th at the Sheraton in Halifax. (October 19th, 2002)
Artist of the Month: Miya Turnbull, Painter and Mask Maker will present and answer questions about her art. (SOCIAL NIGHT: 1st Thursday of every month)
World Food Day - This is a big day for Oxfam and for Coffee / Food Security issues. We plan to have a skit featuring Juan Valdez, followed by an Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony at Grand Parade. (Wednesday, October 16th, 2002)
Cob and Thatch Workshop
Naturally Beautiful Buildings
- Thatching with local phragmite reed is resurging as a viable, natural roofing solution in Nova Scotia. Jef Achenback and Perry Everett, Annapolis Thatching Co-op Inc., will look at benefits, tools and skills needed for this ancient trade. Participants will have hands-on thatching experience of a bale and cob shed. (Oct. 12) (October 12 -13, 2002)
The Digby Neck Mega Quarry: Beyond NIMBY and NAFTA - Dr. Janet Eaton will be speaking at the Digby Regional High School on Thursday October 10th, 7 p.m. on the NAFTA implications of the proposed mega-quarry for basalt in Digby Neck. Admission is free and all are invited. (Thursday, October 10)
International Walk to School Day - Hey parents and caregivers! If you have children in school, get out your favourite walking shoes! On October 2, children across Canada will be asking you to participate in International Walk to School Day. (Wednesday, October 2, 2002)
Woodlot Field Day (Low Impact Forestry Demonstrations) - A Field Day sponsored by the Nova Scotia Woodlot Owners and Operators Association NSWOOA on the 1400 acre woodlot of Dr. Wilfred Creighton, 98 years young, former deputy minister of Lands and Forests (retired in 1969). (Saturday, September 28, 2002)
Harvest Fair - Join us for Harvest Fair at the Urban Farm Museum in Spryfield, Saturday, September 14th (raindate 15th) from 3:00 pm to dusk. We'll have traditional races, games, food and fun for the whole family, to celebrate this year's harvest. (Saturday, September 14th)
Evolve 3 - Get ready to dance barefoot people!

Once again we bring together the coolest and most dynamic musicians from the worlds of funk, bluegrass, jazz, hip hop, and Electronica for evoLve 3 : Canada's JamBand and DJ Festival. It's three days of camping, concerts and boogy-ing down under the sun and stars of Canada's Ocean Playground. (Aug 23 - 25, 2002)
Herb Fest '02 - River View Herbs - this year's plant sale will be the biggest ever. (Saturday, July 27 & Sunday, July 28)
Cobbing day at the Nappan Project - This is just a reminder about our mud/cob party! We'll be mixing mud starting at 9:00 AM Saturday morning (July 20). Bring muddable clothes and a big smile : ) (Saturday, July 20, 2002)
Sustainable Living Workshop: Earth Plaster a Strawbale Building - The Nappan Project is offering an earth plaster and cob workshop led by strawbale builder and teacher Kim Thompson July 5-7 2002, in Nappan, (near Amherst), Nova Scotia. (July 5-7, 2002)
Fortune Waffles at the Farmer's Market - Breakfast at the Farmer's Market has never been better! ()
Rock Garden Day at Home Grown Organic Foods - Home Grown Organic Foods and the Rock Garden present Rock Garden Day. (June 5, 4-7PM)
Call for Volunteers to Assist with Vehicle Emissions Inspection Clinic - Volunteers are needed to assist with the operation of the EAC and Environment Canada's Vehicle Emissions Clinic. Volunteers will assist in promoting awareness among the public of the negative health and environmental effects of vehicle emissions. Sounds like fun, right? ()
COME AND CELEBRATE PEACE, EARTH & JUSTICE! - Join fellow Canadians to call for global peace and justice. This event will also be a chance to honour Earth Day (April 22). Our parade and rally are part of coast-to-coast peace events in Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, and Victoria, these events launch a month-long People's Consultation on Peace. (April 27, 2002, 12:30 PM)
Haunted Land - A Film of Guatemalan atrocities. Haunted land is a moving work, and a great testimony to break the silence about the genocide in Guatemala. Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Nobel Peace Prize winner (April 18 -23, 2002)
HRM Healthy Growth & Transportation Town Hall Meeting - All are invited to attend this public event at the Dartmouth Harbourview Holiday Inn, Wyse Road at the Macdonald Bridgehead, on Wed. April 10 at 7:30 pm. It is the first of 3 or 4 topic-based meetings to be held in the metro area in connection with HRM's Healthy Growth regional planning project. (Wednesday, April 10 at 7:30 pm)
Leading Social Change through Human Rights - A panel discussion and workshop on how we can achieve positive social change in our communities through greater respect of human rights. Join us and three prominent, local human rights activists! (Friday, March 15 7-9 PM)
DISCO PARTY! - A benefit for the Ecology Action Centre & CESR
Come & Boogie with us! Let's get down!
(Saturday, March 2, 2002)
Nova Scotia Organic Growers Association AGM - Annual General Meeting, Hortonville Community Hall, 4-6pm
The focus of this meeting is to discuss the future of NSOGA. (Saturday, February 16, 2002)
An Introduction to Fairfield School: Canada's First Democratic School - Saturday, 16th February, 2002 7-9pm Dalhousie University, Rm 2016 McCain Bldg 6136 University Ave Halifax, NS (across from the SUB)
Daniel Greenberg, co-founder of Sudbury Valley School in 1968, will speak about the opening of Canada's first democratic school in Wolfville, NS. He will be joined by staff from Fairfield School. The panel will explore the values of a democratic education and how it develops a child's self-confidence, influences mutual respect and encourages children to be active participants in the learning process. ()
Become a Moderator Using Deliberation Dialogue! - The Atlantic Council for International Co-operation and Rising Tide Co-operative Ltd. in conjunction with the Canadian International Development Agency will be training 10 moderators in the use of deliberation dialogue. Participants' expenses will be covered. Training will be held in a central location in Nova Scotia.
(Sat/Sun January 26-27, 2002 (Storm date, Feb.4-5))
Voice of Women Peace Vigil
Friday noon, January 11, 2002

- Members of the Nova Scotia Voice of Women for Peace will hold a silent vigil in Halifax on Friday, January 11th in solidarity with other groups of women in Israel and Palestine and around the world. At noon in front of the Public Library on Spring Garden Road, we will gather in silence to send our thoughts and prayers toward the crisis in the Middle East.
Become a Moderator Using Deliberation Dialogue! - The Atlantic Council for International Co-operation and Rising Tide Co-operative Ltd. in conjunction with the Canadian International Development Agency will be training 10 moderators in the use of deliberation dialogue. Participants' expenses will be covered. Training will be held in a central location in Nova Scotia.
(Sat/Sun January 26-27, 2002 (Storm date, Feb.4-5))
NGO Christmas Party! - Thursday, Dec 20th, 3-6pm at CWY offices located at Suite 125, 1657 Barrington Street (roy building)!
You are invited to the NGO Christmas Party on Thursday, Dec 20th, 3-6pm at CWY offices.
Light finger food will be provided and you are welcome to bring beverages! ()
People and Planet Party and treasure hunt! - Thursday, December 13th 2001, 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
It's a treasure hunt to find the location. First clue is at front doors of Spring Garden Library
An evening of the jazzy jams and funky fat beats of improvisational music featuring musicians from hali bands ... and you - ya, you! - bring your instruments and creativity and take to the stage (whose stage?)
Water Day! - Saturday, December 8th is Water Day!
Parade Square - Rally: 2pm, Living River March: 2:30pm Come in blue!
We've waited 350 years for sewage treatment in Halifax, we may as well do it right and keep the system Public!
(Saturday, December 8th, 2001)
WATER for LIFE NOT PROFIT - Halifax Water Treatment Going Private?
Public Forum starting at 7pm
Halifax is about to flush the possibility of a publically run Harbour cleanup solution. Handing the system over to private companies can pry open Canada's water resources for future exploitation and profit. (Thursday, December 6, 2001)
Stop the Fortis Dam in Belize Now! - Sierra Club - Atlantic Canada Stop Fortis from building a dam in Belize! Friday November 30, 11am Maritime Centre, 1505 Barrington Street at Spring Garden Rd. Dress up as tapir, a jaguar, or a scarlet macaw and win a prize! (Note: Fortis Properties, a subsidiary of Fortis Inc. owns the Maritime Centre) Fortis Inc. of St. John's Newfoundland plans to build a 30-million-dollar, 50-metre hydroelectric dam that will flood about 800 hectares in the western interior of Belize. ()
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – Nova Scotia AGM - Captain Spry Community Centre, 10 Kidston Road, Spryfield (Sunday November 25, 1-4:30pm)
Halifax 2051: Reinventing the city for the next 50 years - Dear HGOF Members,

I would like to extend an invitation for you to attend and participate in the Halifax Regional Library program "Halifax 2051: Reinventing the city for the next 50 years," taking place at the Spring Garden Road Memorial Library Public Library on Wednesday, November 21, at 7 pm. (Wednesday, November 14, 2001)
The Power of Thought Exploration and Meditation - This month we have a presenter that comes highly recommended in these days of global anxiety. Michael Frank, from an organization called Brahma Kumaris, will present an engaging and interactive session entitled, "The Power of Thought". (Tuesday, November 6, 2001)
Organic Food and Agriculture - David Patriquin will be presenting on Organic Farming: Improving productivity and the ecosystem services. Thursday October 25, 11:30-1pm, School for Resource and Environmental Studies (SRES) Seminar Room 1, 1322 Robie Street, corner of University. (Thursday, October 25)
Global Feast - Global Feast to Commemorate World Food Day. " Are you hungry for change?" (Tuesday, October 16th, 2001)
Northwest Arm Ferry Schedule Adjustments - So far the experimental Northwest Arm ferry is recovering about 40% of the charter cost. Ridership seems to be stabalizing at 40 people per morning peak, which is encouraging but not enough to ensure long-term viability as a stand-alone business operation (October 15, 2001)
Fredericton Chapter For The Council of Canadians - Public discusssion about some very important issues. (October 17th, 2001)
A “Green” Solution to the Harbour Cleanup - Dalhousie School of Architecture (Thursday September 20, 2001 7pm)
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