10C SHARED SPACE
10C Shared Space has been exploring the feasibility of a rooftop garden network in Guelph’s downtown through its Rooftop Agriculture Engagement program. On Feb. 15 from 4:45 to 6 p.m., 10C will host a “Honey and Harvest” social in its newly-opened Community Classroom to share research from our community engagement process, conducted in 2017. This event will also thank key supporters, namely the Ontario Trillium Foundation, without whom this project would not have been able to get off the ground.
As a celebration of urban agriculture, attendees will also have the opportunity to taste honey from rooftop farming initiatives across Canada including the Toronto Fairmont Royal York rooftop, East Van Bees and Honey Bee Research Centre: University of Guelph. There is even some honey from the Ginza Bee Project, Japan and door prizes for attendees.
10C invites project participants, collaborators and rooftop enthusiasts to come and share learnings and insights as we move towards the next steps in the planning process. 10C hopes to complete its own rooftop in the next few years and will be engaging others in this community vision.
The event is free and is fully accessible. Light refreshments will be served. Those interested in attending are encouraged to register online via Eventbrite by searching for “Honey and Harvest” or by visiting 10C’s Facebook page.
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About 10C Shared Space
Now located at 42 Carden Street (former Acker’s Furniture Building), 10C is Guelph's not-for-profit community hub offering local socially-focused organizations, businesses and individuals affordable and accessible shared space. 10C's creating space for change model includes shared office, meeting and event space. 10C offers individuals, professionals and researchers working within Guelph a place to gather, work, exchange ideas and most importantly – collaborate. For more information, visit www.10carden.ca.
About Ontario Trillium Foundation
An agency of the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is one of Canada’s largest granting foundations. With a budget of over $136 million, OTF awards grants to some 1,000 projects every year to build healthy and vibrant Ontario communities. www.otf.ca