Past Projects & Events

Heyo!
Below are some links for the programming that we currently offer, the research that we’ve done, and past events that we’ve hosted and attended. Enjoy the photos, videos, and stories!

Permaculture Intro and Practical Application Workshops

Temperate Forest Garden System Research

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Past Projects and Events:

Invited Presentations, Conferences, Events, Camps, and Community Workshops:

  • Power of Hope Camp. Cortez, BC. Klahoose Territory. July 2017. (60 youth participants for 7 days)
    • workshops on: consent and boundaries, opening the gender binary, sustainable development, creative expression, tree propagation, social justice, and creative community processes.
  • Ahmed, T., Gold, N. and Wartman, P. Spring Justice Camp with Puppets for Peace. Victoria, BC. Lekwungen Territory. Mar 20 – 24, 2017. (14 youth participants)
  • Wartman, P. Non-Violent Communication and Boundaries in the Workplace workshop with BladeRunners at John Howard Society. Victoria, BC. Lekwungen Territory. Mar 13 – 14, 2017 (13 participants)
  • Norman, J. and Wartman, P. “Who Makes the Rules” workshop via The Didi Society at St. Margaret’s High School. Victoria, BC. Lekwungen Territory. Mar 8, 2017. (12 participants)
  • Wartman, P. Creating Community workshop with BladeRunners at John Howard Society. Victoria, BC. Lekwungen Territory. Mar 6, 2017 (13 participants)
  • Norman, J. and Wartman, P. “Fair Shot” workshop via The Didi Society at Teachers Professional Development. Victoria, BC. Lekwungen Territory. Feb 24, 2017. (18 participants)
  • Sharmila, E. and Wartman, P. “Who Makes the Rules” workshop via The Didi Society at Victoria High School. Victoria, BC. Lekwungen Territory. Feb 20, 2017. (24 youth participants)
  • Social Justice Youth Leadership Training with The Didi Society. Victoria, BC. Lekwungen Territory. Oct 2016 – Jan 2017. (9 youth participants weekly)
  • Power of Hope Camp. Cortez, BC. Klahoose Territory. July 2016. (60 youth participants for 7 days)
    • workshops on: water and forests, landscape patterns and poetry, felting, and creative expression using stories and visual art.
  • Social Justice Youth Conference with The Didi Society. Victoria, BC. Lekwungen Territory. Feb 20, 2016. (120 youth participants)
  • Headwaters Collective programming with the Fairfield Gonzales Community Association. Victoria, BC. Lekwungen Territory. Nov 2015 – June 2017. (3 paid youth members weekly)
  • Youth Zone programming with the Fairfield Gonzales Community Association. Victoria, BC. Lekwungen Territory. Sept 2015 – June 2017. (15 youth participants daily)
  • Nature Adventure Camp part of James Bay Community School. Victoria, BC. Lekwungen Territory. June 2015. (9 youth participants weekly)
  • Sutton, K. and Wartman P.  “A Wish for My Community” workshop. Guelph, ON. Attawandaron Territory. Aug 13, 2015. (9 participants)
  • City of Guelph Public Food Forest Open House. “What is a Food Forest?”. Guelph, ON. Attawandaron Territory. Aug 12, 2015. (45 participants)
  • Wartman, P. Destress ‘n’ Express: Hillside Festival Workshop. Guelph, ON. Attawandaron Territory. July 26, 2015. (5 participants)
  • Holy Trinity School with The Julien Project. Farming and Social Skills School. Guelph, ON. Attawandaron Territory. May – Sept 2014. (8 participants weekly)
  • Mississippi – Project Serve, Student Life, University of Guelph. “Talking Sustainability”. Guelph, ON. Attawandaran Territory. May 14, 2015. (12 youth participants)
  • Guelph high schools for H2Awesome, Wellington Water Watchers. “Forest Forest Water workshop”. Guelph, ON. Attawandaron Territory. May 12, 2015. (27 youth participants)
  • Wartman, P. Forest Garden Systems in Agriculture. Food Institute, University of Guelph. Guelph, ON. Attawandaron Territroy. Dec 4, 2014. (40 participants)
  • Wartman, P. Global Development Symposium: Critical links between animal and human health. Guelph, ON. March, 2014. (50 participants)
  • Wartman, P. What are Forest Garden Systems. Elora Tree Community Group. Elora, ON. Attawandaron Territory. December 19, 2013. (24 participants)
  • Wartman, P. TEDx GuelphU. Guelph, ON. Attawandaron Territory. November 28, 2013. (150 participants)
  • Wartman, P. 2013. IMPACT! Youth Sustainability Leaders Training. Guelph, ON. November 12, 2013. (70 participants)
  • Wartman, P. 2013. Community Garden Design Charrette. UofG Student Foodbank. Guelph, ON. November 2, 2013. (37 participants) 
  • Food forest research plot tour. Farms, Food, and Fun Tour. Guelph Wellington Food Round Table. Guelph, ON. Attawandaron Territory October 19, 2013. (43 participants)
  • Placed top 15 in Sustainable Design Awards 2013. OCAD University. Toronto, ON. Ojibway and Haudenosaunee Territory. October 17, 2013.
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  • Ecosource Iceland Teaching Garden tour of Food Forest Research with McMaster Serve. Mississauga, ON. Mississauga First Nations Territory. September 28, 2013. (23 participants)
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  • Wartman, P. Urban gardens for community sustainability and food security. Fluxus Garden Resource Fair and Harvest Feast. Guelph, ON. September 25, 2013.
  • Ecosource Iceland Teaching Garden tour of Food Forest Research. Mississauga, ON. Mississauga First Nations Territory. August 26, 2013. (16 junior youth participants)
  • Wartman, P. Introduction to Edible Forest Garden and Design Charrette. Guelph Community Orchard Project. Guelph, ON. August 24, 2013. (30 participants)
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  • Wartman, P. 2013. Edible Campuses and Food Projects. National Student Food Summit. Meal Exchange. Toronto, ON. August 16, 2013. (60 participants)
  • Wartman, P. Food Forest Design Workshop. Ignatius Farm. Guelph, ON. July 31, 2013. (8 participants)
  • Wartman, P. Food Forest For You: Hillside Festival Workshop. Guelph, ON. July 26 & 27, 2013. (65 participants)

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  • Ecosource Iceland Teaching Garden tour of Food Forest Research. Mississauga, ON. Mississauga First Nations Territory. July 6, 2013. (8 Participants)
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  •  Outdoor community showing of Edible Forest Gardening video for Many Rivers Permaculture. Guelph, ON. Attawandaron Territory. June 26, 2013. (61 Participants)
  • EFG night screening
  • Worker Bee sessions helping out with site maintenance and food forest lessons throughout Summer 2013. Guelph and Mississauga, ON. Attawandaron and Mississaugas Territory. May – Sept, 2013. (50 Participants)
  • Wartman, P. Sprouting and Seedling Starter Kit for Food Security. Hunger Awareness Week. Guelph, ON. March 12, 2013. (20 participants)
  • Making of the “Edible Forest Garden” video for Many Rivers Permaculture. Finished product: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMLFxFNxtr0 Guelph, ON. Attawandaron Territory. March 2013. (43 participants)
  • Wartman, P. Permaculture Workshop: Pattern and Observation in Design. Guelph, ON. Attawandaron Territory. Oct 20, 2012. (45 participants)

Media Coverage:

Participant Quotes:

  • “At first I felt uncomfortable but then I started to feel really good. I really appreciated that activity, it felt empowering and interesting.” – High school participant in community justice workshop, 2016.
  • “I felt that this activity gave a chance to recognize what community that I am in. I felt closer!” – High school participant in community justice workshop, 2016.
  • “I could think other culture, other language, other country is not so far from ours (Japanese).” – Exchange student participant in youth rights workshop, 2016.
  • “The activities helped us to learn a lot about youth rights in Canada. The activities are fun and really helpful to the foreigners in Canada.” – Exchange student participant in youth rights workshop, 2016.
  • Congratulations on Year 1! This year was my first introduction to Many Rivers, and I honestly thought I was encountering an established, many-year-old project. The community involvement, high profile and professionalism–I thought you’d been doing this for ages! If this was only Year 1, I can’t imagine how successful it will be with growth. Cheers!” – Kelly Hodgins, May 2013.
  • “It was a great tool for future projects, as well as for this food bank project. It was very informative and inspiring in the sense that it increased my love for nature even more! Yay, sunflowers :)” – Participant in edible forest garden design workshop, 2013.
  • “inspired to start/finish my own projects. I want to do more! (on my own land as well as in the community-i see green grass everywhere, why aren’t we taking advantage of that for food security…)” – Participant in edible forest garden design workshop, 2013.
  • “You seemed really well prepared. I could tell you put a lot of time and effort into this workshop! So thanks to you! I learned a lot of new and interesting concepts that I will definitely look more into in the future! Keep up the amazing work!” – Lisa (Participant at Intro to Permaculture), 2012.
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