October 2020 to April 2021
Over the coming months SOUL will be hosting an online discussion and learning series the role of land care, horticulture and landscaping in cultivating social and land equity.
This series is open to the entire horticultural community. There will be additional sessions at the end of the series for SOUL members to discuss the role of SOUL in relationship to these issues and what actions or policies for us to adopt as we go forward.
August to October, 2019
Rideau 1000 Islands Master Gardeners is spearheading a community wildscaping project in the Kingston region this summer and fall. They are working with community partners and homeowners to turn front lawns into ecological 'wildscapes' mimicking natural ecosystems as a way to regenerate the health of the spaces where we live and work.
Each yard will be an individual project, suited to the site conditions and working toward a specific theme and goals. Regenerative gardening criteria will be employed on all of the sited and the SOUL Organic Land Care Standard will be the overall guideline.
September 15, 2019
This Regen Summer Meetup will be a potluck and information session, focusing on what is possible and/or already happening in ecosystem and climate restoration through soil care, regenerative farming and positive changes in the food system. A combination of taking an afternoon celebrate what has been accomplished and to engage attendees in what is possible and how to participate in and support further actions and changes.
Local and national agricultural and environmental groups will be participating to share information and updates on projects with attendees and this event is open to the public.