September Society General Meeting – Speaker: Fionna Tough
September 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join us for our next public meeting at the Parkside Centre on Durham Street in Sudbury. Doors open at 1:15 pm for socializing and light refreshments. Please bring your own coffee mug or travel mug.
The meeting at 2 pm will feature our guest speaker, Fionna Tough, Urban Food Coordinator, Flour Mill Community Farm
Fionna Tough is a Settler person, born and raised in Sudbury/ N’Swakamok. She studied Linguistics and Political Science at U of T before graduating from Fleming College’s Sustainable Agriculture Program and has been growing food and educating others to do the same for the better part of the last ten years. In 2021, Fionna began studying Project Management at Cambrian College where she learned how to apply the PM Framework to community development work. She is very excited to be coordinating the Flour Mill Community Farm (FMCF) through her role as the Urban Food Coordinator via reThink Green & The Foodshed Project. The FMCF is very close to her heart, and she supports its efforts in honour of David Dubois & Erica Lagios, who were movers and shakers in the local food movement.
About the Flour Mill Community Farm
The Flour Mill Community Farm is a community-driven project that was sparked by residents of greater Sudbury who wanted to make positive change in the Flour Mill and Donovan neighbourhoods. Since breaking ground in 2017, this initiative has used agriculture as a tool to help youth gain meaningful job experience, social skills development, and a deeper connection to the environment and the food system. Fresh, ecologically-raised produce is grown by the youth each year and is offered at affordable prices to those living near the farm. The farm produces hundreds of pounds of food each year and has employed over 50 youth in Greater Sudbury, as well as new, aspiring farmers. In 2023, a new ¼ acre site will be put into production to better supply those accessing food through the project.