Many exciting events have been happening since FoodScape Calgary participated in the Community Innovation Challenge at the Soul of the Next Economy Forum at Ambrose University back in September. We have been steadily growing into our vision for the company’s role in the community.
We were asked to create a simple “campfire discussion” theme for the stage at the Thrive annual Community Huddle. This space included a floral arrangement inspired by a roaring campfire and a nod to Indigenous social enterprise and business with a simple medicine wheel displayed on the stage. FoodScape Calgary is grateful to Thrive for their social enterprise Incubator program which supported the development of our companies’ vision
On January 29th Heather spoke with Iman Bukhari with the Canadian Cultural Mosaic Foundation’s podcast which aired on CJSW – click here to hear the streaming episode and learn more about how FoodScape came to be and the work we are doing now
With the Calgary John Howard Society, we have been developing a custom designed Sacred Medicine Garden to be installed at their new office and client residence currently in construction.
The garden will support Indigenous clients who are working with the JHS Indigenous cultural committee, with the garden they are able to learn about the medicines from Elders and Knowledge Keepers and to harvest for their own medicines for smudge practices and offerings. JHS is a fantastic model for living into reconciliation, through their support of the cultural healing of their clients and the greater community. We are anticipating a summer build starting around June and look forward to including the JHS clients in the construction of this important place-making.
Calgary John Howard Society is seeking volunteers to support their Indigenous youth mentor-ship program held on Thursday evenings. Contact Kate Webb-Harris at 403-266-4566 or follow this link
Coming up this spring FoodScape founder Heather Morigeau will be speaking at the Calgary Permaculture Guild’s annual spring Cabin Fever event, sharing information about the design of the company and how it relates to the ethics of permaculture. We believe it is possible for a business to heal the earth, care for the people in the community, share profits within the workforce and transition towards more restorative business practice’s.
Follow this link to purchase your tickets to the upcoming March 2nd event
FoodScape will also have our first trade show booth at the Seedy Saturday event held at the Hillhurst Community Centre on March 16th. You can learn more about the custom design packages we can tailor to your home and style, support the Sacred Medicine Garden initiative by sponsoring the planting of Sacred Medicines or purchase some of our home and garden products.
Remember at Seedy Saturday the seed swap table will be open, bring your saved seeds and share them with the community to build a resilient plant ecosystem in Calgary.