Events Guide: Neighbourhood Earth Schedule

HALIFAX – Neighbourhood Earth‘ — an Ecology Action Centre initiative, delivering urban environmental education through the arts — is providing a slew of free youth and family-friendly workshops and events in the North End this month. Click ‘Continue reading this post’ below for a full schedule of events.

For more information, contact Community Environmental Educator Kristen Rae Finley at or (902)429-2202.

WHAT: Do-it-yourself Art with Khyber Kids
WHEN: Friday August 6, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Ecology Action Centre
Make a papier mache  buddy, decorated with natural milk paint then take a walk and photograph your buddy in weird situations with your homemade pinhole camera! Bring lunch, snacks provided.

WHAT: Big Sky Permaculture Workshop
WHEN: Saturday August 7, 10am-4pm
DESCRIPTION: Community follow-up to Introduction to Permaculture course delivered July 31- August 1 at the Ecology Action Centre.

WHAT: Art for Infinity with Big Sky Permaculture
WHEN: Sunday August 8, 1pm-4pm
WHERE: Ecology Action Centre
DESCRIPTION: The EAC Urban Garden Committee and Khyber Kids help you to bring the symbol of permaculture to life with recycled materials.

WHAT: At Risk Species Parade with Youth Action Gathering
WHEN: Tuesday August 10, 1pm-5pm
WHERE: The North Common
DESCRIPTION: Meet in the Commons to create banners, costumes and songs to show our pride in protecting endangered species…we will walk throughout the North End neighborhood.

WHAT: Mi’kmaq-African Healthy Culture Jam
WHEN: Thursday August 12, 5:30-8pm
WHERE: Mi’kmaq Native Friendship Centre
Healthy cultures, healthy people, healthy earth. Use traditional symbols to show how geography changes our lives.

WHAT: Disasters…Natural?
WHEN: Thursday August 19, 1:30-3pm
WHERE: North Memorial Library
Explore the relationship between natural and human-made disasters and create art for workers cleaning the Gulf of Mexico.

WHAT: Newsflash! Street Performance on Gottingen
WHEN: Sunday August 22, 1-4pm
WHERE: meet @ The Bus Stop Theatre
DESCRIPTION: Flex your drama muscle with worldly knowledge! Take the headlines to the streets and bring the news to life.

WHAT: Fed by our Roots Bookmaking
WHEN: Friday August 27, 1-4pm
WHERE: Ecology Action Centre
DESCRIPTION: Bring in your favourite family recipes to make beautiful recipe books. Explore local, healthy ingredient alternatives.

WHAT: Local Pancake Breakfast with Cookbook Swap
WHEN: Saturday August 28, 10am-2pm
WHERE: Ecology Action Centre
DESCRIPTION: Everyone is invited for a delicious local meal. Meet new people and feast, feast, feast! After we eat, share and trade your recipes.

photo by Dean Bouchard, member of the Spacing Atlantic flickr pool