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Hiking from the Cultural Past to the Ecological Future Staff from Raresites Land Trust and Ignatius Old-Growth Forest Project will lead an evening hike at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre. This tour will explore the story of land from early settlement, visiting the mill ruins, the transition to organic agriculture and the return of the forests and brook trout through the Centre’s conservation and restoration initiatives. Cost, free, registration not required. Meet at the Farm Workshop, Ignatius Jesuit Centre
A Community Workday Interested in “getting your feed wet” in stream rehabilitation? Join Ignatius staff for a morning of in-stream work to further improve the health of the Creek as a home for brook trout, sculpin and an abundance of other wildlife! Cost, free. Registration required – contact Martin Tamlyn at 519-824-1250 ext 224 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Join in this interactive day of celebration and learning about forests. Activities suitable for all ages will be running throughout the day. Bring a picnic lunch; water refills provided. Cost by donation.Find out more »
Ignatius Farm & CSA is vying to have its greenhouse retrofit project be amongst the top 50 vote-getting projects in the nation-wide Aviva Community Fund campaign. Aviva will award the top 50 projects $10,000 each. We will upgrade our greenhouse, the life force of our Farm. Please register and vote. Ask family and friends too. The Aviva Campaign attracts very inspiring community projects. You can help us win for our community.Find out more »
This hands-on workshop, led by Martin Tamlyn (OGF Project) and Lynn Short, professor of Horticulture at Humber College, will examine current ecological and community-based approaches to Phragmites control. We will take an in-depth look at the biology and behaviours of this invasive plant to better inform our strategies for eradication. At lunch there will be lots of opportunity to share your own project’s success and challenges. Cost $25 ea, registration is required. Contact Martin Tamlyn at 519-824-1250 ext 224 or…
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…
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.
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…
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.
March 13, 2020 — this event has been CANCELLED. Join us for a dual book launch with textile artist Lorraine Roy and poet Greg Kennedy, SJ. They will read from their new books Woven Woods and Reupholstered Psalms. Both books will be available for sale. Entrance: free will offering. For more information contact Greg Kennedy, SJ at email@example.com.