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June 2019

Land Blessing

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

“You visit the earth and water it, you greatly enrich it…blessing its growth.” (Psalm 65) Join us as we gather at St. Brigid’s Villa for this year’s Land Blessing. What an opportunity to get out on the land and bless it for the upcoming season! Be sure to bring your water bottle, coffee mug, plate & utensils, and something to share for the potluck lunch. Schedule includes: 10:30 am – Liturgy of the Word 11:15 am – Wagon Tour –…

July 2019

Designing the Community Orchard

July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Loyola House at Ignatius Jesuit Centre, 5420 Hwy 6 North
Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J2 Canada

Help design the Ignatius community food forest! Watch a portion of the film Permaculture Orchard. Give your input on guiding principles, design strategies, and planting ideas as we move forward. For information contact Matt at farmoutreach(a)ignatiusguelph.ca or call 519-824-1250 ext. 244.

August 2019

Teaching Pavilion & Program Development Launch at Ignatius Old-Growth Forest

August 15 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ignatius Old-Growth Forest lands, 53 Cross Creek Blvd.
Guelph-Eramosa, ON Canada

On Thursday, August 15th at 1:30pm, Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott will be at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre’s Old-Growth Forest project lands to launch the new Ignatius Old-Growth Forest Teaching Pavilion. The new pavilion will provide shelter and a base of operations for the Old-Growth Forest’s Environmental Stewardship programming for local schools and workshops in community-based ecosystem restoration. MPP Ted Arnott and Wayne White an Ontario Trillium Foundation volunteer, will attend the launch and will formally present the Ignatius Old-Growth…

Open Farm Days

August 20 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Ignatius Jesuit Centre, 5420 Highway 6 North
Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J2 Canada

Come explore your local farm during the on-farm CSA pick-up’s! Farm adventures for the whole family! Live music Learn about organic farming & the farm ecosystem Mapleton’s organic ice cream Meeting Place Organic BBQ Kids’ activities Wagon rides Picnic area, and much more!  

Open Farm Days

August 23 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Ignatius Jesuit Centre, 5420 Highway 6 North
Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J2 Canada

Come explore your local farm during the on-farm CSA pick-up’s! Farm adventures for the whole family! Live music Learn about organic farming & the farm ecosystem Mapleton’s organic ice cream Meeting Place Organic BBQ Kids’ activities Wagon rides Picnic area, and much more!  

September 2019

$20

Collecting & Growing Native Tree Seeds

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Ignatius Farm Workshop, 5420 Hwy 6 N
Guelph, ON N1H 6J2 Canada

Do you like native tree seeds as much as birds and animals? Learn all about seed collecting opportunities and what’s involved in making seeds grow into our future forests. We start with an indoor presentation at the farm’s community room then to the forest for some hands-on seed collection and find your inner squirrel! Bring your picnic lunch to enjoy in our outdoor pavilion. $20pp, registration is required by contact Martin at 519-824-1250 ext 224 or by email to oldgrowthforest(at)ignatiusguelph.ca.

Call of the Heartwood

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Loyola House at Ignatius Jesuit Centre, 5420 Hwy 6 North
Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J2 Canada

My Creative Journey with Trees Join us for an evening where Lorraine Roy will present her textile art journey in words and pictures as she describes how trees wove their way into her art and her heart. This event will appeal to artists, environmentalists, gardeners, and anyone who exalts in the presence of trees. Lorraine will also present some works from her current touring exhibition, Woven Woods. A horticulturalist by training from University of Guelph, Lorraine has worked as a…

November 2019

Farming, Justice, and Indigenous Earth-Care

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Brigid’s Villa, Ignatius Jesuit Centre, 5420 Hwy 6 N
Guelph, ON N1H 6J2 Canada

A personal story from Guatemala with Rony Lec Rony Lec is one of the world’s leading experts in permaculture and Indigenous knowledge (read more here). He has spent the last 20 years teaching and implementing permaculture throughout the Americas focusing on promoting food sovereignty and preserving biodiversity for the survival of Indigenous communities. Rony recently moved to Guelph to secure the safety of his family. Come hear Rony’s personal experience of living and working with local communities of Guatemala in the…

$60

A Taste of Diversity

November 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Loyola House at Ignatius Jesuit Centre, 5420 Hwy 6 North
Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J2 Canada

  Loyola House presents “The Taste of Diversity” – featuring three dinners from around the world.  Dates include: November 13 – English Cuisine Mass will be at 5pm and dinner at 6pm. Tickets are $60 ea dinner.   Space is limited, so order your tickets soon!  Call 519 824 1250 ext 241 or email officecoordinator@ignatiusguelph.ca.      

December 2019

Jesuit Community of Guelph OPEN HOUSE

December 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Loyola House at Ignatius Jesuit Centre, 5420 Hwy 6 North
Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J2 Canada

The Jesuit Community of Guelph welcomes all to their Open House! A celebration of Advent leading to Christmas (or anything else you want to celebrate)! There will be light snacks & beverages – just follow the blue signs to Loyola House. We hope to see you there! Sunday, December 1 – 2-4pm at Loyola House, Ignatius Jesuit Centre, 5420 Hwy 6 N, Guelph ON.

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