Thank you

Inspire! Community Initiatives 2017

Thank you again to everyone who helped out and participated in our events this year. It is truly a wonderful community we have.

Thank you to Lisa Shackleton and YogaShack for the amazing YogaShack Gives Back fundraiser. Inspiring and heartwarming!

Thank you Ashley for leading and coordinating the Goodlife Yoga Fundraiser. Goodlife has been such a strong supporter of our events! A wonderful community pillar.

Inspire! Community Expo – Wrap up!

Thank you!!! That was awesome!!! Give yourselves a pat on the back and a big hug for all of the sharing, caring, learning, doing, and all-round amazingness that happened at the Inspire! Community Expo.

The most awesome part was how this community came together to make this all happen – activities, presentations, fun activities, food. The joke now is that I would put out a “hey!” (I need something done) and would receive in return an “OK!” (including an emergency late Friday pickup of sunglasses from Toronto). I was remiss on Saturday in not acknowledging a smaller community – my organizing team – Ashley Michelle C, Sonja Fernandes, Marga Yuhasz, Connie Roberts, Mark Henshaw, Patti Merlo Giles, Nikita Marie, Justin Zadorsky and Bob Wildman.

Sonja, thank you for organizing the volunteers and vendors, and for checking in with me regularly and thinking of all the pieces that I didn’t. Marga, thank you for jumping in and working through all of the details with us. You were also an awesome stage manager!

There were so many who could not attend but helped with spreading the word, contributing in some way with BBQs, prizes, t-shirts, beverages, funds, and sending us bubbles of love from afar. It was so heartwarming to be able to do live videos and see names of people pop up who could not attend physically but could be there virtually.

The Inspire! Community Expo drew in a community not only from London but from Windsor to Toronto. It was truly an inspiring day full of healing, helping, laughter and inspiration from Nathan! As I said in my opening remarks, we all have dark moments and days. No matter what the future brings, this day will hold a special place in our hearts like a firefly bringing warmth, joy and light.

With Love, Mona, Tim and Jessica

Nathan T. Deslippe Memorial Fund

2 months ago

Nathan's Urban Farm
This week we welcomed new volunteers to the farm - Leigh, Keira, and Emily. Thank you for joining us!Sara did a great job in training and guiding our new farmers. Lots of work was done to clean our towers and get new seedlings planted.Hutton House #growyourownfood #sustainablefood #volunteering Nathan T. Deslippe Memorial Fund ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

Nathan's Urban Farm
Launched at Growing Chefs! Ontario at The Grove at Western Fair District ! Thank you Andrew and team for opening up space for us. This is a win-win for us to be here and supporting education about growing vegetables, preparing vegetables and most especially... eating yummy vegetables!!!Growing Chefs! offers such informative, engaging content about food. Being able to reach youth to educate them about healthy foods is one of our 3 goals. This is especially exciting as Growing Chefs is running summer camps with youth. They will now be able to experience our farm first-hand and see how their food grows. The experience of eating a vegetable which has just been harvested IS AMAZING! The taste is indescribable. #sustainablefarming #sustainablefood #foodeducation #partnership #growyourownfood #foodpoverty #519london #ldnont ... See MoreSee Less
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4 months ago

Nathan's Urban Farm
Strawberries, banana and mint leaves. Naturally delicious!Mint is being grown in a jar. It contains the roots and makes it super handy to walk out on the desk to cut leaves as I need them. A bit of nutrient solution periodically and it is happy! #foodie #foodsecurity #healthyeating #nathansurbanfarm ... See MoreSee Less
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