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Toronto Youth Food Policy Council
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We seek to mobilize and engage youth to make change by building a just food system. We provide an open friendly space for youth to network, learn from one another, and share opportunities. We are Toronto's leading Youth voice in sustainable food policy.
We seek to mobilize and engage youth to make change by building a just food system. We provide an open friendly space for youth to network, learn from one another, and share opportunities. We are Toronto's leading Youth voice in sustainable food policy.

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#100in1Day Toronto is happening tomorrow and is part of a growing global movement that is changing how people interact with their cities.

Originating in Bogotá, Colombia in 2012, it has encouraged hundreds of one-day community-based interventions in cities around the world with things like street art, urban gardens, beautification projects, social events, and improvements in city infrastructure all being profiled in a city-wide festival on June 7, 2014.

There are so many different exciting interventions happening in the city tomorrow, so we wanted to highlight some of the ones focused on food issues and urban gardening. Be sure to check out the whole list to see what might spark your interest.

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Join us for our upcoming community meeting on the intersections of Food & Mental Health #FoodTO
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In Defense of the Family Farm with Elizabeth Mpofu of La Via Campesina http://bit.ly/1lssGfs

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Highlighting some of the food Focused Jane's Walks this year

The Centre for Opportunities, Respect, and Empowerment presents! The Culture of #Parkdale: Past, Present, and Future.

Starting on May 3, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Meeting Place: 160 Springhurst Avenue, Toronto, ON

The participants from the Centre for Opportunities, Respect, and Empowerment (CORE) are on the scene to explore the community of Parkdale West, famous for its multicultural mosaic. Parkdale is one of the most vibrant neighbourhoods in Canada, known for being inclusive and for constantly reinventing itself.

For more information: http://bit.ly/1fTd9kh

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Yesterday and today we are sharing some of the food focused Jane's Walk's happening this year.

Discovering Our Hidden Gems- The Edgeley Village Story
When: Saturday May 3, 2014 - 10am to 1pm
Where: The Action for Neighbourhood Change Hub (415 Driftwood Ave)

The ANC Resident Task Force - a group of residents in the Jane/Finch neighbourhood - is inviting all to come and walk along with them in Edgeley Village.

The walk will start at The Action for Neighbourhood Change Hub (ANC) and will highlight community gems(both old & new) as well as resident stories.

For more information: http://bit.ly/1hhhmyp

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Another food/growing focused Jane's Walk

Imagine a Garden in Every School presented by Green Thumbs Growing Kids
Meeting spot: Exit of Sherbourne Subway station (Southeast corner of Sherbourne Avenue & Bloor Street)

Sunday Harrison and Todd Irvine of Green Thumbs Growing Kids will lead you on a walk through three learning gardens, where children from two of Canada’s densest neighbourhoods dig in the dirt, discover nature, and develop their knowledge of nutrition and growing food.

Find out more info: http://bit.ly/1hhfdD1

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Jane's Walk is coming up this weekend, so today and tomorrow, we'd like to share a few of the food focused ones you can participate in.

First up: Belly Full: A History of Hunger Resistance in Parkdale

Meeting Place: Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre (PARC) / Queen and Sorauren 1499 Queen St. West

For the past 33 years, Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre (PARC) has provided mental health services and various community development initiatives focused on reducing poverty and promoting positive health. It offers a 7 day meal service (more than 100,000 meals annually) Sorauren Food Bank is operated by the Canadian Red Cross in partnership with PARC and the Daily Bread Food Bank.

Find out more: http://bit.ly/1fT9Ycc

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Food Focused Jane's Walk: Fairview Fruit Tree Mapping Walk
When: May 2nd, 2014 at 4pm
Meeting Place: Dallington Park Community Garden near Dallington Public School (18 Dallington Dr.)

Join the Fairview Food Security Network and Not Far From The Tree as they walk the local parks and ravines in search of fruit trees in the Fairview neighbourhood (near Sheppard Ave. & Don Mills Rd). Throughout our search for edible trees, Not Far From The Tree will share stories and learnings about urban fruit picking adventures and members of the Fairview Food Security Network will talk about community food initiatives in the area. Learn and share about the opportunities in the community to celebrate the bounty of fresh fruit that is all around us. This is a free event! Families are welcome and refreshments will be provided. Please note: if it is pouring rain and miserable, the walk will be postponed.

Find out more: http://bit.ly/1pSRXo8

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Check out this great Real Food Calculator from Real Food Now http://bit.ly/1tPYoHY how much real food do you have?

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