Monday, December 6, 2021 - 5:00pm
Sustainable Trent and allies are calling on Trent University to divest from fossil fuels and reinvest in a just, climate-safe future through transparent, sustainable investment practices. In 2013 the TCSA spring-election featured a student referendum, which saw 76% of students voting in favour of divestment. Despite this, the Board of Governors voted against full divestment in 2014. Since then, we have seen numerous nods to Indigenous sovereignty, including the creation of the Chanie Wenjack School of Indigenous Studies in 2017. However, these actions are in direct opposition to the continued investment in fossil fuels; a recent report by the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) and Oil Change International (OCI) has found that "Indigenous-led resistance of 21 fossil fuel projects in the U.S and Canada over the past decade has stopped or delayed the amount of greenhouse gas pollution equivalent to at least one-quarter of annual U.S and Canadian emissions." Learn how you can get involved in the campaign to see Trent divest from climate chaos.
Everyone is welcome to this interactive session with a Q&A panel at the end of the presentation. Capacity is limited and proof of vaccination is required. Eventbrite registration here.
Fall Community Meal
Monday, November 29, 2021 - 6:00pm
In 2018 a monumental land use agreement was made between Crayola Canada and United Way CKL, turning over 30,000 square feet of unused land on the Lindsay Crayola commercial site into a community garden. Through the hard work of funders, community partners and volunteers, over 32,000 lbs. of food has been harvested through 3 seasons from Edwin Binney’s Community Garden.
For this in-person Community Meal, we invite participants to join us for a screening of “The Garden”, which explores the Community Garden’s first year of operations. Staff of United Way CKL, Community Investment Coordinator Shantal Ingram and Projects and Communications Coordinator Emily Beall, will also be in attendance to share details on how the gardens have expanded and answer questions from attendees. A vegetarian chili meal will also be served.
Donations will be accepted in lieu of registration fees. Registration and proof of vaccination are required.
Register via Eventbrite here.
Season Extension Workshop with the Trent Vegetable Gardens
Monday, November 22, 2021 - 11:00am
Keep your greens growing longer with this Season Extension Workshop, featuring the expert knowledge of the Trent Vegetable Gardens
Meat outside the DNA Building at 11AM, and walk over to the Trent Vegetable Gardens. Participants will be given a tour of the new hoop house and walked through a demonstration of building a cold frame. Event will finish around 1PM. Please note that this is an outdoor event, so dress appropriately for the weather. Event registration link here.
Come Cook With Us
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 5:00pm
Featuring our friends from the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Society. Join us for a chill night as we make a GOURD-geous dish, with squash from the Trent Market Garden. Communal cooking at its finest!
Be sure to bring containers to take home leftovers.
Register via Eventbrite here.
Beeswax Wrapper Workshop
Monday, November 15, 2021 - 5:00pm
There has been so much buzz around the Trent Apiary, we are excited to bring them back to the Cafe for another workshop!
Fabric will be provided, or bring your own. Each participant will bring home two beeswax wrappers, as well as a number of tips on reducing food waste.
Register via Eventbrite here
Mincing Words with Joshna Maharaj
Monday, November 8, 2021 - 5:00pm
Toronto-based chef, speaker, and activist Joshna Maharaj is inviting students and workers to a hands-on knife skills demonstration at the Seasoned Spoon, as part of her residency at Lady Eaton College. While slicing and dicing vegetables for the Stone Soup event taking place Tuesday, November 9th, participants will reflect on the question, “What impact has COVID had on the already precarious nature of food service work, and what opportunities are there for change in a post-pandemic food system?”
Spots are limited, and registration is $5. Visit Eventbrite to claim your spot today.
Kitchen Skills 101 [POSTPONED TO SECOND SEMESTER]
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 5:00pm
Feeling like a bit of a dull knife in the kitchen? Cast iron in need of some seasoning? The Seasoned Spoon has got your back with Kitchen Skills 101, an exciting interactive online workshop. While participants are comfortable in their home kitchens, we will have local experts from Commanda Cast Iron and East City Knife Sharpening in our cafe space, video casting live. You will have the opportunity to learn knife holding and care techniques, cast iron maintenance, and wooden cutting board do's and don'ts.
"Inaakonigewin Andaada Aki: Michi Saagig Treaties" Film Screening
Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 7:00pm
On behalf of Treaty Recognition Week, as designated by the Ontario Government, START and the Seasoned Spoon would like to invite students and community members to a film screening of "Inaakonigewin Andaada Aki: Michi Saagig Treaties." This film will explore Indigenous perspectives on Treaties and the importance of recognizing Indigenous sovereignty. Discussion to follow after the screening.
Please register via Zoom (link here)
Honey Extraction and Bottling with Trent Apiary
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 5:30pm
Join the Trent Apiary as they walk participants through the honey extraction and bottling process, featuring honey from on-campus hives. Participants will be given plenty of opportunity to ask all their pollinator-related questions, and will leave with a bottle of home to take home.
Registration is $5. Spots limited, please register here.
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 4:00pm
In this virtual discussion, the Seasoned Spoon and START invite participants to dive deeper into the Canadian Thanksgiving holiday, using a decolonizing lens. This will involve exploring the history of the celebration, sharing resources you can access prior to family gatherings, and discussing how to incorporate Indigenous sovereignty into conversations around the dinner table.
The event is by donation, with proceeds going to the Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre. Register via Eventbrite here