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seminar title Your Edible Neighbourhood

On this tour we explore ways that we can start eating more locally while improving the
health of our bodies, our communities, and the natural world around us. Throughout the walk,
topics will range from industrialized agriculture to growing your own, growing in
communities, supporting local farmers, and harvesting food hidden in plain sight. This walk
highlights some of the food choices and actions we can take to help address some of the world’s
largest social and environmental issues right in our communities. We begin with your tour guide’s
urban food gardens which they designed using teachings from Nature (Permaculture). We may
continue for a leisurely stroll up to the Lindenlea Community Garden site while discussing some of
the initiatives happening throughout Ottawa.
P1020590Brittany Boychuk & Alister Augé are highly dedicated to promoting the
advancement of local sustainable food solutions for people of every age, background,
and ability. Brittany and Alister both completed their permaculture design course
with the Permaculture Institute of Eastern Ontario in 2011, and have been applying
their learning to their gardens and their lives ever since. They are active in their
communities, and have created NatureConnections.ca, a small social enterprise which
helps people reclaim their connection with Nature through outdoor and environmental
learning. Brittany has a degree in Environmental Studies from Carleton University and
worked in Environmental Policy in the government for 5 years before beginning
NatureConnections.ca.Alister is a Third Culture Kid (TCK) with a background in traditional Japanese martial arts. He speaks five
languages, has a General Arts B.A. from the University of Ottawa, and has been active on the social and environmental education
front for several years. 
Further details:
Meeting place: 1 Springfield Rd at Beechwood Ave (New Edinburgh)
Ending spot: Springfield/Beechwood (loop)
Duration: 75 minutes walking component
Total distance covered: about 1.8 km
Terrain: flat terrain
Accessibility: wheelchair accessible
  • walking seminar guide - Your Edible Neighbourhood
  • availability - Saturdays from 2:30-4:30PM (see booking app for dates)
  • meeting place - Second Cup Coffee, 1 Springfield Rd at Beechwood Ave (New Edinburgh)
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