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Celebrate Local Food, Gardening and the Natural Environment

Posted on Tuesday March 24, 2015

The 10th annual Sustainable Pickering Day will give visitors an opportunity to purchase and learn about locally grown/made products; discover ways to contribute to a healthy environment; and receive one-on-one advice from City of Pickering tree and gardening experts.  

Along with shopping the indoor farmers market, watching the gardening demonstrations, and enjoying the free children’s’ activities, visitors can sign up for Pickering’s Celebrating Sustainable Neighbourhoods program for a chance at winning up to $10,000 to enhance a community space.

New this year, the University of Toronto Scarborough will be joining in on the Sustainable Pickering Day Celebrations by bringing its Eastern GTA Eco Summit to the Central Library.  Event-goers can learn about community gardening, urban tree canopy, and climate change. 

Who:   City of Pickering, Pickering Town Centre & University of Toronto

What:  Sustainable Pickering Day Celebration

Where: Pickering Town Centre, Centre Court, 1355 Kingston Rd.

When:  Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 9:30 am – 6:00 pm

Photo Opportunity at 1:00 pm

“This popular celebration of local food, gardening, and the natural environment is a great way for visitors to connect with their local food producers and learn how to grow it themselves,” said Mayor Dave Ryan. “New this year, we were pleased to partner with University of Toronto Scarborough to introduce a dynamic and topical workshop component to this event.”  

“As always, we are delighted to support Sustainable Pickering Day,” said Allan Arsenault, General Manager, Pickering Town Centre. “The combination of fresh food, fun educational activities, and vibrant culture is a recipe for a great event.”

“We are excited to be partnering with the City of Pickering to present the 4th Annual Eastern GTA Eco Summit as part of Sustainable Pickering Day,” said Tim Lang, Manager, Sustainability Office for University of Toronto Scarborough.  “It’s a great opportunity for our faculty to get out into the community, and engage local citizens by sharing their passion and expertise around such important environmental issues.” 

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As the gateway to the east GTA, Pickering (population 94,000) is strategically located where Toronto, York and Durham Regions meet. An award-winning municipality, Pickering is slated for significant economic and residential growth; offering an unparalleled quality of life for those who live, work, and play here. Its dynamic City Centre has been designated by the Province of Ontario as both an Urban Growth Centre and Mobility Hub, and continues to evolve as a preferred destination for creative learning, memorable events, and unique experiences at the heart of a vibrant, connected, and engaged community. 

Media Contact:

Chantal Whitaker
Coordinator, Sustainability l City Development
905.420.4660 ext. 2170
1.866.683.2760 | TTY 905.420.1739
cwhitaker@pickering.ca