Society for
Organic Urban
Land Care

Upcoming events

    • 05 Oct 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 30 Apr 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Online

    An online discussion and learning series on the role of land care, horticulture and landscaping in cultivating social and land equity.

    Our initial outline of topics includes:

    October: Working from Where We Are. An overview of some of the ways that horticulture, landscaping and land care intersect with and can support social justice and equity efforts

    November: Urban green space/land access for Indigenous and racialized peoples and across socioeconomic spectrums

    January: Food access and sovereignty in the urban landscape

    February: Cultural values and how they frame horticultural norms  

    March: Cultivating awareness within the land care and horticultural industry

    April: Cultivating relationships within diverse communities

    This series is open to the entire horticultural community. There will be additional sessions at the end of the series for SOUL members to discuss the role of SOUL in relationship to these issues and any actions or policies  to adopt as we go forward.

    Since the topics that will be explored are broad and complex, they can take time to process and integrate. With this in mind the series will take place over several months, in paired sessions. Each will include a learning session with a guest speaker and/or a specific topic, followed a week or two later by a roundtable discussion session (or sessions, if attendance levels are high enough) for participants to share questions, thoughts and ideas on that topic.

    We are currently surveying members to determine the best days of the week and times of day to host sessions. You can add your responses here.

    Registration links will be added to this page as soon as days and times are confirmed following the closing of the survey in mid September.

    Participation in this series if free for SOUL members (Annual public membership is $50) and pay-what-you-can for non-members, with a suggested contirbution of $10 per session pair if your budget permits.

    To receive email updates on this series, please complete the registration form and we'll add you to the email list. A seperate registration will be set up for the individual events and we will invite everyone to sign up once dates are finalized.

    Please help us spread the word about this series by sharing it with your contacts and horticultural network.

    • 07 Jan 2021
    • (EST)
    • 21 Jan 2021
    • (EST)
    • 2 sessions
    • Online
    • 64

    The third learning session in the SOUL Equity series, this one will be led by Cheyenne Sundance of Sundance Harvest.

    "Sundance Harvest is a food justice centered, year-round, urban farm located in Toronto, Ontario. Sundance Harvest strives to provide resources, knowledge and guidance to start your own food and land sovereignty movements, create your own urban farming practice and to eradicate institutionalized racism within the food system."

    Read more about Cheyenne's work 

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    Cheyenne's Presentation Will Include:

    All about Sundance

    How Sundance Harvest got started, why it got started, roadblocks, where it's going and of course, why Sundance Harvest matters in terms of equity and justice.

    Breaking Down and Digesting Food Justice and its Place in a Equitable Urban Landscape

    Food security, food justice and food sovereignty. Connecting them and helping participants understand how each work and how they are very different through some real life examples and experiences.

    Examples of Equitable Food Access in an Urban Landscape

    In this section, Cheyenne will explore different types of urban farms, Indigenous led food systems, composting projects and community based projects that center those who are most affected in the food system. She will break down how they work and provide examples from each project that can be utilized in your own practice.

    Moving Forward

    Detailed, actionable steps that participants can take within the existing food system. Ex: actionable items for a neighbour who would like to see more equitable access in their local community garden etc.


    The related discussion session will be at the same time, two weeks after Cheyenne's presentation.

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