Wednesday August 31 4:00-9:30 p.m. (Jane & Eglinton)
As we travel further down the path of re-indigenizing Toronto, we continue to deepen our relationship with Naadmaagit Ki Group (NKG, Helpers of the Earth) and the land along the shores of the Humber river.
Like any relationship, this takes time and work.
We now are happy to announce an opportunity to deepen that relationship with the land and this community three times a week: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4:00-8:00 pm. Details in the post below.
At our regular monthly Indigenize or Die, we will once again have a potluck dinner, fire circle, and more learning from our new friends at the Emmett Communal garden. We will continue to explore supporting the work of NKG and its future expansion into Eastern Toronto.
Come out and help when you can get there (we’ll start about 4, but even if people come at 6 that will help) until 7 or 7:30, then we’ll share a meal.
4:00-7:00 pm: digging, conversing, planting, joking, listening, learning, getting to know each other.
7:30-9:30 pm: Potluck Picnic and Circle
$15 suggested donation.
No one turned away for lack of funds.
For location, please register on Eventbrite.
Wear long pants and shoes with socks, as there’s some poison ivy and worse…
- A water bottle
- your own plate, cup and utensils
- a potluck picnic dish to share
- lawn chair and/or blanket if possible
NKG AND THE EMMETT COMMUNAL GARDEN:
Naadmaagit Ki Group (NKG) works to restore indigenous responsibilities to the land and water in Toronto. NKG is working with urban indigenous people planting medicines, mound gardening, fighting invasive species, and supporting indigenous cultural learning on the land in the city.
The Emmett Avenue Communal Garden is a cooperative venture involving NKG, the Black Farmers Collective, the Afrocentric School collective, Social Planning Toronto, City of Toronto Parks and Recreation, and communal garden volunteers. Grown communally rather than in individual plots, the garden is used for sustainable food production and distributed to low income families as a contribution to food justice. NKG have been reclaiming the area in an around the Humber (Tanaouate) River, including in this Garden, and restoring indigenous responsibilities to the land and water. They are growing Three Sisters mounds (corn, beans and squash), a sophisticated and sustainable system that will provide long-term fertility and a healthy diet, in a generational project that will see families taking up responsibility for the mounds for Seven Generations.
"Indigenize or Die" is honoured and excited to be building a collaborative relationship with these front-line warriors who are on the ground, doing the re-indigenizing work about which we have been dialoguing.