Free E-Learning for May: Composting & Celiac Awareness

by | May 5, 2021 | Food Waste

Whether it’s using food scraps to enrich the earth or finding foods that help with healing, we have great webinars this May for you.

Turn Food Scraps into Compost

Thursday, May 13 at 2PM to 3PM EST

Gardening season is here at long last and whether you have a yard or a few pots on a windowsill, you can be a composting champ! Join us and learn how you can turn your food scraps into rich, natural fertilizer for your plants. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to create your own home composting and vermicomposting systems, bust food waste myths and get insider tips on how to maximize your compost. 

We are delighted to have two leading experts as presenters: Sunday Harrison, Executive Director and founder of Green Thumbs Growing Kids, which provides programs for students to raise food on their school grounds; and Cathy Nesbitt, founder of Cathy’s Crawly Composters, an environmental business specializing in vermicomposting (indoor composting with worms) and organic diversion. 

Sunday is an experienced gardener with a Landscape Architecture certificate from Ryerson University, a master’s degree in Environmental Studies, and a graduate Diploma in Environmental and Sustainability Education from York University. 

As an eco-entrepreneur Cathy has received more than a dozen environmental and green business awards since launching in 2002 and has been a featured guest on CBC TV and Radio, CTV, City-TV, and Global TV in addition to being the subject of articles in the Globe and Mail and Edible Toronto.

This is a free workshop but space is limited so register today on Eventbrite.

Pro tip: Take a later lunch and make this webinar your own personal lunch and learn – and share the invite with the green thumbs in your life, too.

This webinar is sponsored by:

Celiac Disease: Save Me for Gluten Free

Thursday, May 27 at 2PM to 3PM EST

Non-profit food programs that work with clients with celiac disease have unique challenges when seeking to support their nutritional needs using donated food. In this session, the Canadian Celiac Association will be sharing important information about celiac disease and how, with our food donations, we can better support people accessing food programs.

You’ll  learn how to identify gluten-free food and best practices to support people living with their disease. You’ll also discover how the Canadian Celiac Association can help food banks navigate and manage gluten-free food donations.

You’ll leave this session with a base of knowledge about celiac disease and gluten disorders and why people with these chronic autoimmune conditions require gluten-free foods to maintain their health.

This is a great session for people who work with or support any non-profit food programs – so make this session an org-wide event.

Pro tip: This webinar also has helpful information for people needing to know more about celiac disease and how to manage it.

This is a free workshop; click here to register on Eventbrite.

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