September Events

September 3rd, 2013

There was a lot of doom and gloom in the social media world over the past few days. Why, you ask? Summer is apparently over.

While the Labour Day weekend may mark the unofficial end of summer, they are still a few weeks of warm weather to go, and lots of green-themed events and activities to take part in, right here in the Kawarthas.

GreenUP, the Sacred Water Circle, George Street United Church, Greening Sacred Spaces and Gaia Farmhouse Retreat proudly present an informative presentation by two respected authors on the topic of spirituality and science.

Michael Dowd and Connie Barlow will host a lively, interactive seminar on Saturday, September 7th at George Street United Church. Dowd and Barlow will speak to their combined passion and purpose to bring meaning, inspiration, solace and purpose into our lives and legacies and share in a conversation cafe that will be co-hosted by local faith and environmental groups in Peterborough.

The full day event begins at 9 a.m. and runs until 4:30 p.m. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. The cost to attend is $40 and includes lunch and snacks. Visit the GreenUP Facebook page for more information.

Are you curious about the many types of trees that grow in our area? Have you always wondered what kind of tree that is growing in your backyard? Now is your chance to not only learn about our native tree species, but also get some expert knowledge on tree identification. GreenUP’s own Vern Bastable will be leading a “tree tour” of Jackson Park on Sunday, September 8th from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Meeting at the parking lot of the Monaghan Road/Parkhill Road entrance to the Jackson Park, those in attendance will follow Vern on an informative stroll through the park and learn about the many unique and special trees in that area. While there is no fee for this event, a suggested donation of $5 per person would be appreciated. If you’d like to attend, please call the GreenUP Store at 745-3238 to pre-register.

On Monday, September 9th you’re invited to explore some of Peterborough’s many community gardens by bicycle. Gain a deeper understanding of the innovative urban garden initiatives that are happening in the city, from pollinator gardens, to youth food donation gardens, to rooftop gardens. 
The tour will be begin at the George Street United Church Community Garden, and will include stops at the GreenUP Ecology Park, the Liftlock Community Garden, and the Trent Vegetable and Rooftop Gardens.

The final destination will be Food Not Bombs in Confederation Park for a delicious free community meal. Food Not Bombs provides free vegetarian meals every Monday, which are open to all community members.

The bike tour runs form 4 to 7 p.m. and those in attendance will need to provide their own bike and helmet.

For those who enjoy Yoga, there’s an opportunity to not only take part in a yoga class, but do it in the great outdoors. After a successful first run in early Summer, Yoga in the Park is back at GreenUP Ecology Park. You’re invited to join instructor Laura McQuillan each Wednesday in September at 5 p.m. for yoga in a beautiful setting. Attending is free, but a $5 suggested donation would be greatly appreciated. Those attending are asked to bring their own mat and meet at the GreenUP Ecology Park gazebo.

Peterborough County and the City of Peterborough are holding an Environment Day at the Bensfort Road Landfill on Saturday, September 21st from 8 to 11 a.m.  Why is this day stand out from every other day at the landfill? Residents of the City and County can drop off items including carpeting, scrap metal, electronics, hard plastics, hard cover books, dry mattresses and more for free. Regular tipping fees apply for other items. The landfill is located at 1260 Bensfort Road.

Have you ever wanted to make your own sauerkraut? Coming up on Sunday, September 29th you’ll have the chance to learn. Local sauerkraut expert, Barbara Klatt will be presenting a workshop at GreenUP Ecology Park that will go over the basics of sauerkraut making using the lacto fermentation method. The fee for the workshop is $30 and it will be running rain or shine. The event gets underway at 2 p.m. If you’re interested in attending, pre-register by calling the GreenUP Store at 745-3238. You can also make payments for the workshop by dropping by the store, or over the phone with your Visa or Mastercard.

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