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March Member News & Opportunities

Posted on: March 4, 2024

Lilt of Laughter, Trace of Tears

JayWalking Guelph

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St. Patrick’s Day at the Red Brick Cafe

A one-man show featuring delightful Irish characters in amusing situations. The show has been called an Irish “Wingfield Farm”. At the Red Brick Cafe for one performance only. A JayWalking Guelph production – Guelph’s smallest live theatre company.

A Journey to Mindful Self-Love

My Reiki Connection

Woman in a white lace outfit making a heart shape with her hands against a sunset.

Join us on a transformative journey to discover self-love through mindfulness, self-care practices , mandala colouring and journaling.

Make and Take Cooking Class

Alida Iacobellis, Registered Dietitian

Smiling woman in a burgundy shirt and a white apron standing in a commercial community kitchen. On the counter she has a collection of packaged food.

Join Dietitian and home cook Alida on March 24th and walk away with a big smile, a sense of accomplishment, and sigh of relief that meals for the week are done! Perfect for busy parents, professionals, and entrepreneurs or anyone who needs a hand with meal prep and wants to feel good about food.

March Menu: chicken pot pie stew with buttermilk biscuits, and lasagna soup
You’ll make 4-6 portions of each recipe that will be ready to reheat and eat or freeze for later. PLUS you’ll get a special bonus of fresh, nutrient-packed microgreens locally grown in Milton by Everyday Micros.

Seedy Saturday

Guelph Tool Library

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Join the Guelph Seed Library for our first ever Seedy Saturday on March 9 from 10 am to 2 pm in Old Quebec Street Shoppes.
We’re hosting a seed swap, a sustainable vendor market, and a series of workshops that are free to attend!

Sharing green values when it isn’t central to the service


Imagine you inherited a landscaping business. You known that landscaping can help the environment, and you start working towards being eco-friendly.
You might wonder, “If I could communicate my efforts, I could get more of the work I’m passionate about. But how can I do that effectively?’

This is a common experience for businesses. Businesses across many sectors can feel this way, and we’re here to help!

Fresh Microgreens Grown Right Here in Guelph!

Backyard Roots & Shoots

Hi I’m Aarathi, a small, urban farmer, growing seasonal, specialty vegetables and microgreens as sustainably as possible in the north end of Guelph. My microgreens are grown to order (minimum 10 days) and delivered within 24 hours of harvest to ensure the freshest and most nutritionally dense produce possible. I currently grow pea, sunflower, radish and broccoli microgreens.

All fellow 10C members and readers can avail a 15% discount when you order through the website using the code 10C15.

For larger / bulk or custom orders, email me at backyardrootsandshoots@gmail.com

Women’s EV Night

eMERGE Guelph

Graphic with woman driving a red car. Text reads Women's EV Night.

When it comes to buying an EV (electric vehicle), it still appears to be a man’s world. Up to 70% of EVs were purchased by men, despite typical car ownership falling evenly along gender lines.

We know that more women tend to be early “environmental adopters” than men. That doesn’t appear to be the case when it comes to EVs. We want to change that trend.

The Women’s EV Night will be informative, informal, and fun with lots of discussion. Our eMERGE EV Ambassadors – local women who own an EV – will be sharing their experiences and expertise, and answering any questions you have about owning and operating an EV. 

Energy Coaching for Homeowners

eMERGE Guelph

Ready to upgrade your home’s energy efficiency but puzzled by EnerGuide recommendations?

With our Energy Coaching for Homeowners, you can navigate your energy audit results and collaborate effectively with contractors. This interactive seminar is designed for homeowners who have completed their initial EnerGuide assessment.

It will help you: decode your report, understand your options – including heat pumps and solar – and prioritize your energy retrofit projects.

Learn To ROCK Neck and Shoulder Massage:
A hands-on workshop

Robin’s Nest Family Care & Ella Henderson, RMT

Get ready to unlock the secrets of soothing neck and shoulder massages!

Join us for an engaging workshop led by Ella, The RMT, an anatomy enthusiast and skilled Massage Therapist at Robin’s Nest Family Care in Guelph. Dive into anatomy, communication, safety, and techniques with plenty of hands-on practice.

No experience required—bring your curiosity and willingness to learn. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned pro, this workshop is perfect for anyone eager to master the art of relaxation.

Have questions? Reach out to Ella on Instagram @ellathermt or via email at ella@rnfc.ca. Let’s embark on this journey together!

Community Fabric

Art Not Shame

A graphic with patches of green fabric. Text reads Community Fabric: Listening, Stitching, Sharing, Weaving, and Quilting. Snacks Provided.

Community Fabric project is a free, ten-week community-arts series in which participants work together to create a community quilt, while building social connections and developing skills to support their mental health and wellbeing. Each week the quilt will grow as community members explore mark-making through textiles as local artist facilitators guide them through teachings around appliqué, embroidery, hand-sewing, printmaking, and quilting.

No experience necessary. This program is open to folks of all ages (children are welcome with their grown-up)!

New Farmer Training Program

Ignatius Farm

Farmer smiling in a straw hat holding up started brassica seedlings in trays

The Ignatius Farm New Farmer Training Program was developed from our Farm Immersion Internships in 2020. This program is a 4 term online farmer training, delivered in collaboration with the EFAO, Ignatius Farm, Everdale, and the National Farmers Union of Ontario. You can join for the whole program, one term, or individual events. Participants begin with foundational knowledge, then learn about specialized aspects of farming, and end with a focus on establishing farm businesses.

Registration and details will be released on April 1.