The Campus Community Garden Project (CCGP) is well under way, with the first harvests ready for picking. New members are always welcome. Contact Rita at for more information, or join their Facebook Group.

This group is working to build a local network around food security, and develop a food charter for our region. They meet regularly and are looking for new members to help with this project. Contact Lynne Phillips at for more information.

The Windsor Essex Community Health Centre (WECHC), formerly Sandwich Community Health Centre, has a half acre communal and private plots garden fully running at the corner of Prince and King (3735 King St.). This year, the Community Garden for West Windsor received a $10,000 grant from the Walmart Evergreen Green Grant to help with the operating costs of the garden. Members of the community are invited to come and adopt a row for the Grow and Row for Hungry project. Please contact Judy, Garden Coordinator, at 519-566-5832 or Bonnie, Health Promoter, at for more information.

This project will potentially have multiple layers representing various aspects of food production, distribution, and consumption in the Windsor area. This will also have an interactive component, linking up people with various kinds of resources in order to grow more gardens. Please contact Jamey at
WAIT! This project is on hold for now.


Jennie Lozon is taking the lead on this project. She'll first be assessing the questions and concerns of local people interested in starting gardens, and help address these questions by designing and hosting various workshops and compiling a resources package, adjusting as new concerns come to light. She is soliciting help, especially for the initial phase; please contact her at for more information or to offer assistance.

Lucette has been gardening and using herbs for several decades. She is forwarding an open invitation to anyone who would like to visit her gardens. She also gives away seedlings from her herb plants in the spring. Please contact her at for more information or to set up a garden visit.

Richard Thibert from Thibert Farm is now making home deliveries of his baked goods, stone-milled flours, and hormone-free meats. Find a link to the order form below.
For more information contact Richard Thibert at 519-682-0204,,

Every Saturday, 8am to 1pm, until October 30
Old Greyhound Station, 44 University
Visit for more.


Monday, June 7, 2010

FedUp Activities - Wrapping Up 2009,

Sunday, October 25th
2pm start
815 Moy (back garden)

Sunday, October 25th
after workshop (above)
815 Moy (back garden), then moving to CEA garden

We'll be turning plants and compost material into the garden beds, sowing seeds for green manure, tidying the sites, and taking away tools and other materials. People will be invited to take tools and other things they may need. We'll include a list of things up for grabs when we send the cleanup dates.


Friday, October 23rd
All Saints' Church Parish Hall, 330 City Hall Square W.

Maya is honored to have been invited to participate in the discussion panel for this luncheon. For more information about this event and other 2009 Women's Studies Distinguished Visitor events, visit, call 519-253-3000 ext. 3727 or email


Wednesday, December 2nd
Colasanti's in Ruthven

Jae Muzzin and Maya Ruggles will be delivering a presentation at the Naturalized Habitat Network's Annual Banquet. Here's a description: 'Food Security, Food Sovereignty, Food Democracy': What do these terms mean? Why are these concepts important? Through examples from their own experiences growing and foraging for food in Windsor, Maya and Jae will discuss the importance of food for community self-reliance and sustainability. Themes such as soil health, seed history, access to land and water, and resource- and knowledge-sharing will be central to their story of interdependence between food processes and social and environmental vitality.
Cost (includes complete buffet dinner): $22 for non-members; $20 for members; $12 for accompanied children.
For more information or to buy tickets before Nov. 27th, call 519-259-2407 or email Website:

Latest decisions regarding FedUp

Two of the roles that FedUp has filled are those of networking and information-sharing. We will continue to (partially) fill these roles by sending monthly email updates about local food-related initiatives. If you would like to be added to our list serve, please send a request to

Future updates will be sent in the first week of each month, so if you are involved in any food-related projects, events, gatherings, campaigns, etc., please send information to by the last day of any month and we'll send it out to our list serve members. Please include contact information so that people know who to contact if they have questions.

There are a few events that we have committed to for this year; details about these events are below. Other FedUp activities (potlucks, film screenings, special events, newsletters, regular gardening times, etc.) will no longer continue.

As well, there are several projects that are continuing under the leadership of other organizations and individuals. Please read below for more detail about these projects and information for who to contact if you would like to get involved.

Potlucks, Film Screenings Cancelled; Updates Continue

We had a good discussion at our last meeting (Sept. 20th) and made some decisions about the future of FedUp. We'll continue to send out monthly updates about food related initiatives; all other activities (except for a few planned for the rest of this year) are canceled. We are sorry for any disappointments this may cause. I want to thank all of you for your continued support.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Community Wide Cleanse a Success, and Fun Toboot

Over 250 people registered for this community wide cleanse, organized by Natasha Zajmalowski and Renee Trapanier. The food was delicious, the company was inspiring, and I feel so light and happy I've decided to keep on it for another week (or maybe until me proposal is submitted). Proceeds from charity given during the events came to FedUp, and will go to cover costs of workshops and buy some of the things on our wish list.

Details on the cleanse:
This week-long event is free and open to all members of the community. To register and receive a free information package, go to Registered participants will also receive updates on other community events.
Community Cleanse participants are warmly welcome to join FedUp at the following events:
Potluck - May 3rd; When: May 3rd @ 6pm; Where: CEA garden - 1950
We welcome participants of the Community Wide Spring Cleanse (May 3rd to 9th) to our May Potluck. Everyone is welcome; it is not required that you bring a dish that is cleanse-friendly, but please list the ingredients of your dish so cleanse participants know what they can eat. If you wish to experiment with a cleanse-friendly dish, click here to view included foods.
Film Screening - May 8thWhen: Friday, May 8th @ 7pmWhere: 328 Pelissier
Homo Toxicus: A must see for all cleanse participants. It will make enduring the cleanse worthwhile. Feel free to bring a snack to share (please list ingredients).

Friday, April 10, 2009

Souptacular Veg Soup Cook-off

And the winners are...

for our Souptacular Vegetarian Soup Cook-off:
Most Souptacular: Nav Sehmbi- Roasted Butternut Squash in Orange Ginger Curry

Most Unique: Jenne Cox- Springtime Guacalicious (cold soup)
Best Smooth: Rino Bortolin (of Black Kettle Bistro)- Smoked Asparagus Soup
Best Chunky: Jenne Cox- Spicey Nicey Mushroomage
The runner ups (runners up?) were all very close behind! You are all Souper Stars!

View pictures here

We had 70 people tasting 10 delicious soups!

Thanks to all the volunteers, contestants, and attendees for making this event possible!

Thank you Ten Thousand Villages, Taloola Cafe, Downtown Yoga Studio, Be Well Centre, Studio Kelani, Nude Food, and ShopEco for donating such amazing prizes!

Proceeds from this event go to FedUp Windsor and the Windsor Workers' Action Centre.

Next Cook-Off? Super Salad Toss-Up on May 30th!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

2008 Workshop Series

VermiComposting: June 29th
Container Gardening: July 27th
Urban Foraging: August 3rd
Cooking with Healing Foods: September 28th
Preserving: October 26th
Mapping Food Access - Canceled
Our mapping project (mapping FedUp gardens and available land for gardening) will continue. We will keep you updated on its progress and provide opportunities in the new year for your contributions and feedback.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

1st Annual Vegetarian Chili Cook-Off

And the winners are...
1st for Best Overall: Pride & Joy made by Paul Mann
1st for Most Radical: Hot, Sweet n Blonde made by Merry Ellen Scully Mosna
1st for Spiciest: Hot, Sweet n Blonde made by Merry Ellen Scully Mosna

However, in the interests of sharing we decided to award this prize to the chili with the third highest score overall...
so the prize for Spiciest goes to...
Greenie's 5 Bean and 5 Pepper Screeched-In Chili made by Kelly Greenfield

Thanks to the following businesses for their generous prize donations:
Jones and Co.
The Unique Rabbit
Healthy Nuts
Far Flung Foods
LCBO Special Events Kitchen
Terra Cotta