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People- & Planet-Friendly Events, Summer Reading, Organic Feature, Resources

Revised Thurs. June 29, 2000
& SOCIAL JUSTICE EVENTS, workshops, courses, festivals, 
films, broadcasts, resources & jobs in Toronto, Ontario & beyond. 
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*** CONTENTS ***
(A) EVENTS IN ONTARIO & Canada (June 29 - July 9 & more...)
(B) SUMMER READING! (great magazines in print & on the web)
(C) FEATURE: Organic & Sustainable Agriculture Resources
(D) Other Notices, Resources, Jobs
(E) About this Newsletter

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(A) EVENTS IN ONTARIO (and cross-Canada)
* This edition contains events in Toronto, North York, Etobicoke, 
Bolton, Hockley Valley, Kitchener-Waterloo, Lion's Head, 
Lindsay, Algonquin, Killaloe, Bancroft, Ottawa, Lake Superior 
***AND*** national TV & radio broadcasts. 

NOTE: Over the summer, we will be publishing a bit less 
frequently than usual. So hold onto the most recent edition 
-- at least until the next one arrives. And please do keep 
us posted of your events & other notices... the more notice 
you can give, the better - even if you don't have all the details.
We will do our best to publish as many of them as possible!

* FRANKENFOOD! Thurs June 29, 7:30pm, Toronto. 
GeneAction presents a discussion on genetically modified food, 
implications for health, how frankenfoods are related to 
globalization, how to fight back. Free. Christie-Ossington 
Neighbourhood Centre, 854 Bloor W (just east of Ossington 
subway) More info: 416-889-1578  [Related sites: 
http://www.greenpeacecanada.org (click on "campaigns", then 
"genetic engineering") http://www.consumerhealth.org (click on 
"articles", then do a "keyword" search on "genetic engineering". 
GENEaction (Toronto) Geneaction@graffiti.net 416-438-1254  
http://www.biodev.org/index2.htm  (click on "resources", "general 
biotech info")  http://www.rafi.org/web/action.shtml  
http://www.resistanceisfertile.com  http://www.panna.org]

Thurs June 29, 6-9pm, Etobicoke. Help plant several hundred 
wildflowers to create a natural wet meadow for birds & butterflies. 
Observe the progress of the wildflowers planted the last two years. 
Bring a small shovel or a trowel, and gloves if you have them, and 
mud-resistant footwear. No prior experience required. Free. At 
Centennial Park, Elmhurst Road, north of Rathburn. Park in the 
north parking lot. More info: Barbara Clarke 
1bclarke@interlog.com or Trish Murphy 416-233-6507

July 22, Toronto. Exploring the multiple ways youth relate to their 
environment: to the city, nature, food, and each other.  
Photographed & curated by 9 youth participants in FoodShare's 
Focus on Food program. Loftus Lloyd Cafe, 401 Richmond (at 
Spadina). More info: Anuja Mendiratta 416-392-6652 or Jennifer 
LaFontaine 416-534-5207

LAND OF PLENTY, LAND OF WANT, Fri June 30, 10-11pm, 
PBS TV (check local listings). The fundamental problem facing 
today's farmers: how to feed the world's growing population 
without endangering the land. Zimbabwe, France, China & the US. 
Award-winning series "Journey to Planet Earth" about the delicate 
relationship between people and the planet. First prime-time 
television initiative to deal exclusively with important 
environmental issues.

- July 2, Hockley Valley. With Peter Mack & Chris Magwood (two 
of Canada's most experienced strawbale home builders). Learn to 
build your own innovative, superinsulated strawbale home. Hands-
on building experience; visit a strawbale home; manual included. 
Ecology Retreat Centre 519-941-4560

INTRO TO PERMACULTURE, Fri June 30 - Sun July 3, near 
Killaloe. Principles of sustainable systems design, herbs, 
medicinals, wild edibles, wildcrafting, organic gardening, & the 
herbal tea business.  Come & spend Canada Day long weekend on 
an organic homestead.  Delicious vegetarian meals, swimming, 
music & bonfires. Earth-based rituals. With Jillian Hovey & The 
Algonquin Tea Company. Killaloe area, near Golden Lake, 4 hours 
NE of Toronto, 1 hr. W of Ottawa.  $225-$250 (but don't let $ stop 
you from attending). Stephen or Kim 613-625-1106 or 1-800-292-
6671  herbteas@webhart.net  or Jillian Hovey 416-410-7581

* ORGANIC FARMERS MARKET, Saturdays, 8am-2pm (and 
weekdays!), Toronto. Fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy, eggs, pasta, 
bread & treats from local, organic farmers.  Soon WEEKDAYS: 
all organic farm store & cafe. New location: Queen St. Market, 238 
Queen St. W. at John (indoors, will be outdoors soon). Across the 
road from City TV. More info: Sam 416-703-4975 
sam.hirst@utoronto.ca  [Another great location for organics is 
Karma Co-op, 7 days a week, near Bathurst subway, 416-534-1470 -ed]

* 25 YEARS OF COMMUNITY RADIO, Sat July 1, Ottawa 
(CKCU FM) and many other community stations including CKLN 
Toronto (Ryerson) 88.1 FM and CFMU Hamilton 93.3 FM. "2000 
Voices": for twenty-four hours beginning at midnight we will be 
broadcasting a wide variety of programming collected from 
community radio stations all over Canada, celebrating 25 years of 
community radio in Canada.  More info: http://www.ckcufm.com  
Barry Rueger brueger@ccs.carleton.ca

* ENVIRONMENT DAYS, Sat July 1 (and other dates all summer 
& fall in neighbourhoods around Toronto), 10am-2pm. 
Community waste reduction: grey/blue boxes; free finished leaf 
compost; buy a backyard composter or rainbarrel; water-efficiency 
kits, drop off household hazardous waste, reusable books, small 
appliances, computers & electronics, clothes. Free pesticide-free 
lawn signs. This week, at Riverdale Park (several blocks south of 
Broadview subway). To find a date closer to your neighbourhood: 
416-392-9585  More info: 
http://www.city.toronto.on.ca/envirodays/index.htm  Schedule: 

2, noon-5pm, North York. See how family farms preserved 
produce in the 1850's. $2.75/$1.75  Gibson House, 5172 Yonge, 395-7432

* PERMACULTURE WORKSHOPS, every weekend this 
summer, near Bancroft. Become enthralled in the practices of self-
sufficiency. Empower yourself with tricks on affordable 
sustainable designs that are possible with two hands & creativity. 
Each workshop includes tour of solar earth home & owl prowl 
nature walks. July 16: Greywater Recycling (learn how to use 
"greywater" from showers & washing machines to nurture your 
indoor & outdoor plants). $35. On-site camping available. At The 
Potter's Turtle School, 22227, HWY 62, Gilmour, between 
Bancroft & Madoc. Gabriella at 613-474-0435 or 
gaboca@hotmail.com. More info & directions http://www.sunspace.org/turtle

SUSTAINABLE LIVING BUS, touring Ontario this July. Visiting 
schools, festivals, small communities & urban centres. A learning 
centre that champions appropriate technologies suitable for the 
Canadian environment. The technologies displayed are all proven 
in the field & available in Canada right now. "Technology" can 
mean anything from a toilet to a toaster. It's the stuff we make, buy 
& use every day for survival, comfort & recreation. Interactive, 
interconnected features & displays include water conservation, 
greywater filtration, small organic garden, food security displays, 
watershed management, sustainable outdoor recreation, sustainable 
shelter, sustainable work & office, transport & energy, recycled & 
eco-friendly materials. Propane-powered with electricity renewed 
by solar panels & wind. Video: "Trees, Toilets & Transformation". 
leslie-d@comnet.ca (and gaiabus@islandnet.com?) 

July 14, 9am-5pm, Toronto. Environmental health is interlinked to 
human health, and with the well-being of all life on earth.  For 
community health workers, health professionals, educators, labour 
activists, environmentalists, community organizers, policy makers, 
economists, parents/ grandparents, youth.... all welcome. Readings, 
numerous guest lecturers & films, plenary & small group 
discussions.  $385 (scholarships available!).  At OISE, room 12-
200, 252 Bloor W (at St. George).  More info: 416-928-0880  
weed@web.net or 416-923-6641 x2595  pboin@oise.utoronto.ca  
[I just took this course and can highly recommend it. Learning 
about the links between env't & health (and what to do about it) is 
crucial for success in either field. - ed]

* BREAD NOT CIRCUSES, Tues July 4, 7pm, Toronto. Free. 
Ralph Thornton Community Centre, 765 Queen E. 416-723-8394

* GLOBAL AWARENESS CAMP, July 4-14, July 24-Aug 4, Aug 
14-25, Kitchener-Waterloo. Day Camp for ages 9-11 & 12-14. 
Discover how we are connected to our local & global community; 
find out what you can do to make the world a better place! 
$85/week (some subsidies available). More info: Global 
Community Centre http://www.web.net/~gccwat  519-570-0955  

* WATER QUALITY & WATER LEVELS, Wed July 5, 7:30pm, 
Lion's Head. John Jackson, former president of Great Lakes 
United, speaks about water quality; the impacts of dropping water 
levels in the Great Lakes; the relationships between quantity & 
qualtity; predictions for the future. John teaches waste 
management at Trent University in Peterborough. Free. At the 
Rotary Hall on Main Street, Lion's Head. Bruce Peninsula Env't 
Group & Lion's Head Rotary Club. More info: 519-793-4687 or 

* CBC Radio: SOVEREIGNTY, Wed July 5 & 12, 9:05pm, world-
wide.  What is the "right size" for a nation? What counts most - 
Geography? Language? Economic self-sufficiency? With Tim 
Carroll John Sewell, David Crombie, Jane Jacobs on sovereignty 
of Toronto, PEI, Quebec. On "Ideas", CBC Radio One, across 
Canada (FM 99.1 in Toronto; also shortwave, satellite & internet 
RealAudio) http://www.radio.cbc.ca/programs/ideas/  "Ideas" airs 
Mondays-Fridays 9:05pm Eastern time.

* CBC Radio: THE CULTURE OF WAR, Fri July 7, 9:05pm, 
world-wide.  There's war as the civilian hears about it and war as 
the soldier experiences it first-hand. Writer and combat veteran 
Paul Fussell explores the difference. On "Ideas", CBC Radio One, 
across Canada (FM 99.1 in Toronto; also shortwave, satellite & 
internet RealAudio) http://www.radio.cbc.ca/programs/ideas/  
"Ideas" airs Mondays-Fridays 9:05pm Eastern time.

9, Toronto.  Bringing residents & visitors to the street to enjoy the 
city's unique culture, talent & diversity.  Opening ceremonies 
Friday, Yonge & Eglinton: showcase concert with leading 
Canadian artists & special effects.  On Saturday & Sunday four 
more Yonge St. intersections will be closed to traffic: Yonge & 
Lawrence, St. Clair, Bloor, King. Music, thrill shows, circus arts, 
world dance, midway rides, giant inflatables, colourful street 
performers, children's parades, Olympic-themed programming, 
more.  Free.  Toronto Special Events Hotline: 416-395-7350. More 
info: http://www.city.toronto.on.ca/special_events/ 416-395-0490 

GARDENING WORKSHOPS, Saturdays July 8, Aug 12, Sept, 
Oct.  Eglinton park heritage community garden.  Helen 416-781-7663

* COMMUNITY GARDEN TOUR, Sun July 9, 12:45-4pm, 
Toronto. Register by Fri June 30 for this year's tour of community 
gardens, including Alex Wilson, the Big Back Yard, Davenport-
Perth, High Park Children's Garden. Pay what you can. Meet the 
bus at the south side of Nathan Phillips' Square (Toronto City 
Hall), 100 Queen W. at 12:45 sharp! Register by June 30: 416-392-
1668 cgnetwork@foodshare.net  Toronto Community Garden 
Network http://www.foodshare.net/grow.htm

* TORONTO BAY BOAT TOUR, Sun July 9, 12:30-1:45pm, 
Toronto. Toronto Bay Initiative's annual pay-what-you-can boat 
tour of Toronto Bay highlighting significant natural, cultural & 
historical features. Sponsored by Mariposa Cruise Line. RSVP - 
space is limited. Suggested donation $10. Meet at the Oriole at the 
rear of Queen's Quay Terminal, 207 Queen's Quay West (at the 
foot of York Street). Free. Register: Toronto Bay Initiative 416-
943-8080 x227

9, 10am-4pm, Cameron. OPEN HOUSE. Guided tours, displays. 
An on-going, family-sized experiment in sustainable living; 
powered by the sun & wind; produces most of its year-round 
organic food supply; strawbale & cob structures; rare-breed cattle; 
rainwater, snowmelt & water conservation systems; 50 acres of 
woods; gardens & fields; Ecovillage Training Centre; extended 
stays by arrangement; apprenticeship program. Visitors days: 3rd 
Sunday of each month (March-Nov except July). Suggested 
donation $5 per vehicle. WORKSHOPS: Cob Construction (call 
for dates); Connecting with the Natural World (Sat Aug 12, $35 
incl. lunch); Discovering your True Self (July 28-29, Aug 26-27, 
$50 incl activities, materials, meals, camping). Near Cameron & 
Lindsay, about 2hrs NE of Toronto (daily bus from Toronto). 
Preregister: Milton & Barbara Wallace sunrun@lindsaycomp.on.ca 
705-887-1553 http://www.lindsaynet.com/sunrun/  

* ECO-CAMP, Mon-Fri July 10-14, Toronto. A fun-filled week 
for 8-12 year olds, hiking through Toronto's ravines & learning 
how to garden organically. 9-4pm (call for details). Drop-
off/pickup at High Park & Bloor. $125. 416-392-1329  
kidsgrow@city.toronto.on.ca explorto@city.toronto.on.ca  

16, Toronto.  Top international speakers; participants from around  
the world; exhibits; information; food!  Health issues; food 
planning  & preparation; ethics & compassion; activism; being 
vegetarian;  spirituality; global issues; health professional 
seminars; economics of  diet; meat industry advertising; youth 
movement.  Seven-day flavour  adventure culminating with a 
succulent banquet at the 1000 seat  Grande Ballroom.  REVISED 
LOCATION: Toronto Colony Hotel.  Accomodation available; 
childcare; wheelchair accessible; language assistance.  Seeking 
volunteers & guides.  International Vegetarian Union and the 
Toronto Vegetarian Association  http://www.veg.on.ca/wvc2000  
wvc2000@veg.on.ca  416-544- 8891 

Thurs Aug 3 - Mon Aug 7 (holiday weekend), Ottawa. Policy, 
proposals & resolutions, elections, 2001 federal election platform, 
speakers, workshops, group work, socials, entertainment, share 
successes & renew friendships. Thursday evening: arrivals (4pm...) 
& informal reception (7-10pm), Marchand Residence, 110 
University Private. Friday: registration (8:30am, room 351, 
Fauteux Hall, 57 Louis Pasteur Private), opening plenary (9am), 
strategy & organizational dev't workshops, group work, openings 
& social. Saturday & Sunday: Council elections, policy, 
resolutions & platform processes, election preparation, plenaries, 
socials. Monday AM: Platform plenary, wind-up. Monday PM: 
departures, new Council meets. Display tables for issues & 
promotional materials from your local GP campaigns (first come 
first served). Bring your brochures, banners, stickers, buttons, 
photos, etc., to inspire others! Can you lead a panel or workshop 
on a current issue or skill? ALL WELCOME (only members can 
vote). Membership: $5. Conference: $30/$40. Accommodations, 
billeting & camping available. At the University of Ottawa. RSVP 
asap. More info/register: http://www.green.ca   gpc@green.ca  1-
888-6GREEN6  phone/fax 416-929-2397

* SOCIAL JUSTICE RETREAT 2000, Thurs-Sun Aug 24-27, 
Algonquin Park. Inviting people from across Ontario to come 
together to develop an alternative vision for change. Stimulating 
discussion, relaxation & skills development in a beautiful setting. 
Creative workshops. Help envision a new world. "Radical in the 
21st Century" - a radical agenda; radical movements; radical 
living; becoming radical.  $175/adult all inclusive ($150 before 
July 31) $75 (5-12) $free (4&under) Subsidies available for low 
income indivs & families (organizations are asked to contribute to 
the subsidy pool). At Camp Arowhon, Algonquin Park. Anna 
Dashtgard, Centre for Social Justice 416-927-0777 

* ORGANIC FEAST OF FIELDS, Sun Sept 10, 2-6pm, Albion 
Hills/Bolton. What originally began in 1989 as a modest walkabout 
featuring urban cuisine in a rural setting has become an event that 
guests & participants eagerly anticipate year after year. Imagine 
strolling through a sweet-smelling field sampling dozens of the 
freshest, most succulent organic creations accompanied by organic 
and local wines and beers -- and you will get a taste of Feast of 
Fields. While our successful fundraising initiative is intended to be 
a leisurely, sumptuous experience, the underlying theme of Feast 
of Fields is the connection between those who grow our food and 
those who eat it, and the interdependency of all living things. Also: 
organic growers sell their delicious selections of organic products 
and answer questions about their operations & philosophies; non-
profit groups provide additional information about organic 
agriculture, the environment, fair trade and other related issues. 
Each year Feast of Fields is held at a different scenic landscape, 
ranging from organic farms and lush vineyards to wooded 
conservation areas and heritage sites. Similar events in Vancouver, 
Ottawa, Calgary (and soon in Halifax, Montreal & Winnipeg).  
Funds raised help support organic agriculture and the promotion & 
understanding of growing, cooking & eating organics. Seeking 
volunteers. Tickets $100/person. Shuttle bus from Yorkdale Centre 
($10) must be booked in advance.  More info: 
http://www.organicadvocates.org/feast.html  feast@organicadvocates.org.

A WALK TO REMEMBER, June 28 to late August, around Lake 
Superior.  A sacred, 1200 mile journey around Lake Superior to 
bring forth community visions to protect the air, land & water for 
the Seven Generations yet to come.  Lake Superior is the largest 
freshwater lake in the world. For many people, it is an important 
source of food, livelihood & drinking water.  It is now threatened 
due to contamination, global warming, and a growing global water 
crisis. "We need to bring all the people of Lake Superior together. 
We need to talk to each other about what is happening in our 
villages & our communities, to share our experiences, concerns & 
hopes. We need to meet our neighbors & learn from them."  
Enroute we will seek to meet & learn from all who know & 
understand the waters, beaches, forests, hills, routes, commerce, 
communities & spirit of the lake. Transcending borders & 
boundaries... it is also a spiritual journey, a pilgrimage, a healing 
journey.  We will share what we learn with each new person & 
community we visit. Almost-simultaneous internet updates will 
share the sights, sounds & ideas with the rest of the world.  It is 
hoped that from the walk, a set of common principles, 
commitments & standards can be realized to ensure that Lake 
Superior will be protected & nurtured for present & future 
generations. With Native & Non-Native people of Wisconsin, 
Minnesota, Ontario & Michigan.  Please join us on this once in a 
lifetime journey for the Seven Generations yet to come.  More info 
re participating / donating / helping out: Al Hunter/Sandra Indian 
(807) 482-1687 tbirdz2@netscape.net; Amoose (715) 682-8189 
Esther Nahgahnub (218) 879-3754 esthern@uslink.net; Frank 
Koehn (715) 774-3333 fkoehn@win.bright.net; Bob Olsgard 1-
888-281-1735 or (715) 635-8171 bolsgard@spacestar.net; Sandy 
Lyon (715) 766-2725 or water@spacestar.net;  "SuperiorHike_L" 
email listserve: http://www.uwsp.edu/it/exchange/listserv.asp

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Bringing people together over ideas that matter!

(B) SUMMER READING -- in print & on the web
Available now at better bookstores (and in Toronto: Grassroots, 
408 Bloor W at Brunswick & 372 Danforth at Chester, 416-466-2841)

* NEW INTERNATIONALIST Magazine, June 2000. 
DEMOCRACY: Is that it?  May: Pick Your Poison: THE 
PESTICIDE SCANDAL (and how it's done differently in 
Australia, Thailand & Cuba).  April: FAIR TRADE. 
http://www.newint.org  Full text of articles indexed & available 
on-line: http://www.oneworld.org/ni/index4.html

* YES Magazine, Summer 2000. FOOD FOR LIFE edition, with 
articles by Vandana Shiva, Wendell Berry, David Suzuki, and 
others. http://www.yesmagazine.org

* ALTERNATIVES Journal, Spring 2000. CLIMATE 
CONTROL. Including excellent articles by Lydia Dotto ("Proof or 
Consequences") and Ralph Torrie ("Mind the Gap"). 

* THE ECOLOGIST Magazine, May 2000. Thought-provoking 
discussions on consumerism, global trade attitudes, much more. 
Soon: pull-out section on the INTERNATIONAL FARMING 
CRISIS; why the environmental movement should be politically 
incorrect. http://www.theecologist.org

* ADBUSTERS Magazine, Aug/Sept 2000. "The Corporate 
Crackdown". Stunning visuals! http://www.adbusters.org

* ORGANIC GARDENING Magazine, July/Aug 2000. Ten water-
smart solutions, organic fertilizers, more. 

* E MAGAZINE, May/June 2000. The fast-moving fight to stop 
urban sprawl (feature).  http://www.emagazine.com

* GREEN TEACHER Magazine, Spring 2000. Building with 
Straw, and much more. http://www.web.net/~greentea

* WORLD WATCH Magazine  http://www.worldwatch.org

* NATURAL LIFE, Canada's Alternative Newsmagazine. Full text 
on-line at http://www.life.ca  Current articles: Air Pollution in 
Ontario Costing Money & Lives; Biotech Food Losing Ground 
with Consumers; Toward a Simpler Life; Biodiversity Convention 
Fails to Ban Terminator; Barrels of Radioactive Waste Rusting on 
Seabed; Eight Years After Rio, Canada's Environment Suffers 
from Neglect; Equipping Youth to Take Positive Action for the 
Environment; Demonstrators in Calgary Install Solar & Wind 
Energy System.

* COMMUNITIES Magazine, Spring 2000. Cohousing: building 
community one neighbourhood at a time. http://www.ic.org  
[related sites www.cohousing.org www.cohousing.ca 
www.gaia.org www.cfe.cornell.edu/ecovillage/  -ed]

* Z Magazine http://www.zmag.org

* HARPER'S Magazine, July 2000: "When the world runs out of 
water" http://www.harpers.org

* UTNE Reader, Aug 2000: "Water wars" http://www.utne.com

* NOTE: Items listed here will not be relisted on a regular basis - 
so print them off, or hang onto your back-issues!

beautiful lawn & garden without using synthetic pesticides & 
fertilizers! Protect your family's health; protect the environment; 
improve soil health; increase diversity & native species; recycle & 
conserve materials & energy. Practical, effective, affordable. Call 
us to find a 100% organic landscaping service in your area. 416-596-7989

* ORGANIC ADVOCATES WEBSITE. Check out this excellent 
site! About organics; events; consumer's guide; Feast of Fields; 
newsletter; cookbook; links. http://www.organicadvocates.org

Hardworking individual to be an organic farm apprentice at 
Everdale Farm (one hour northwest of Toronto in the scenic Hills 
of Erin). Learn all aspects of organic market gardening; eat lots of 
fresh organic veggies; feel great about what you're doing; 
accomodation & a small salary provided. More info: Gavin 
everdale@albedo.net or 519-855-6533. 

diversity of small, organic farms across Canada & the world have 
short- & long-term opportunities where you can work in exchange 
for room, board, learning & fun. Support the organic movement 
and get hands-on experience. $30 annual fee for list of 400 host 
farms across Canada. John Vanden Heuvel, RR #2, S.18, C.9, 
Nelson, BC, V1L 5P5. 604-354-4417  
http://www.members.tripod.com/~wwoof   wwoofcan@uniserve.com

NEWSLETTER -- excellent e-mail newsletter with events, 
workshops, jobs, organic & community gardening tips. "Working 
to encourage a healthy community gardening movement in the 
City of Toronto, linking & supporting Community Gardeners". 
More info: Laura Berman 416-392-1668 
cgnetwork@foodshare.net http://www.foodshare.net/grow.htm

NEWSLETTER. A publication of the Organic Consumers 
Association (OCA), a national grassroots consumers campaign in 
the US. To subscribe, send a message to 
info@organicconsumers.org with the message "subscribe". Free 
information packets available on organics & GE foods. More info: 
Debbie Dunbar Ortman, Organic Consumers Association  
http://www.purefood.org 218-726-1443  debbie@organicconsumers.org

* TOUR DE STENCH! "Intensive Livestock Operations" [factory 
farms] are becoming more & more common in rural Ontario. Their 
threat is real, as the Walkerton situation has shown. Have you ever 
wondered what one of these operations looks like? Can you help us 
teach others about them? The Sierra Club would like to organize 
farm outings this summer to factory farms in rural Ontario, 
including a visit to an organic family farm (to see the differences). 
If you could help organize these outings, please contact Erica at 
416-960-9606 or eastern.canada.chapter@sierraclub.org  Related 
sites: http://www.alertontario.org  http://www.purefood.org  

RESOURCES & LINKS http://www.organicadvocates.org and 

* NOTE: Items listed here will not be relisted on a regular basis - 
so print them off, or hang onto your back-issues!

* DETOUR PUBLICATIONS -- over 100 books, videos & other 
resources relating to transit, walking, cycling, trains, green cities, 
green tourism, moving goods, car use reduction, land use planning 
and more -- entire catalogue of sustainable transportation & urban 
ecology resources can now be securely ordered on-line at 
http://www.detourpublications.com  For planners, activists, 
educators, students, consultants, developers, engineers, policy 
makers. More info: Stephen Geigen-Miller 416-392-1560 ext. 
85825  info@detourpublications.com

spring 2001, Toronto. Would you like to help organize, or 
participate in, a conference on constructive alternatives to urban 
sprawl? Or help bring together a coalition on this issue? Send us an 
e-mail indicating your interest. Please specify when would be good 
times for you to attend an initial planning meeting. JP Warren 
jpwarren@interlog.com and Peter Blanchard icontario@aol.com

* Make your voice heard for ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION 
& SUSTAINABILITY! Environment Canada is seeking feedback 
for the next few weeks; inviting participation in an on-line 
consultation to develop a National Strategy on Environmental 
Education and Sustainability.  http://www.ec.gc.ca/education

* ROOM AVAILABLE in the Annex, Toronto. Bright, clean room 
on second floor of house; share kitchen & bath; short walk to 
subway, U of T, groceries; near Bloor & Spadina; quiet household; 
furnished; non-smoking; $380/month; available July 15. Also, 
possiblity of sublet for July and/or August (negotiable). Peter 416-410-8630

* OTHER EVENT CALENDARS  http://www.web.ca/oen  
http://www.ec.gc.ca/conf/conf_e.cfm   http://events.web.ca/  
http://www.sustainable.org  http://www.greenontario.org   
Now Magazine "7 Days" & "Grassroots" 
416-364-1300  fax: 416-364-1166. 
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