ᑭᐢᒋᑳᓂᐢ kiscikânis is a Cree word meaning “garden” and is the main growing site for the askiy project (an initiative of CHEP Good Food Inc.)
The askîy project is an urban agriculture internship that engages both Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth to learn together about growing, harvesting, and selling food through an innovative model. The main internship garden, kiscikânis, has been relocated this year to 1202 19th Street W. It is considered a “brownfield” site, which means it is a former industrial site that may have soil contamination. Because of this, kiscikânis uses over 300 repurposed blue food-grade plastic containers for planting. The site grows a variety of vegetables, flowers, and herbs each year as well as hosts educational workshops, demonstrations, cultural events, and tours for groups.The askîy project demonstrates how growing food can be possible anywhere in city limits with a little creative thinking and innovation.
Join us for a tour of our site, meet our team of super gardeners, and get your hands dirty to help us get growing in our new space. Bring a lunch, and enjoy a picnic at our site or venture to the nearby Optimist Park for your lunch!
*Participants should wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy footwear. We recommend that everyone brings a water bottle, lunch, sunscreen, and a sunhat. We can supply gardening gloves, but participants are welcome to bring their own.
Imagine a classroom without any walls, desks, or chairs. Instead replace it with leaves, tree stumps and rocks. This is Forest and Nature School, where children have the freedom to explore “the place we belong”. In this small sample “pop up playground”, children will explore the elements of earth, wind, fire, water and discover how we are all connected through the mastery of these elements. Or just come hang out and enjoy nature in the park, rain or shine!
Green Drinks is a social event. It is a random gathering of like minded individuals, where the conversations naturally flow to topics of sustainable living, environmental issues, green building, permaculture, cycling, public transit, walking, renewable energy, light pollution prevention, waste reduction, EV’s, DIY and more.
We will be meeting up at Nino’s on Broadway right after the Harvey Locke – Nature Needs Half Keynote presentation.
As part of the Nature City Festival you are welcome to join Bike the Moveable Feast.
This is a unique opportunity to experience food in unexpected locations, cycle about
4 km in the city and experience the theme “We are all Linked.”
The route will cover about 4km and will involve riding up the University bridge and
down the Broadway bridge. Event starts at Gabriel Dumont statute at the base of the Broadway bridge.
Gluten free and vegetarian
Food catered by Chef Jenni and Freshdish
Rain or shine.
Tickets are not refundable but can be transferred.
Bring a good bike lock.
Join us for a dance party on 20th Street! We are closing the street between Avenues B and C and filling the space with dancing and music. Your instructor will be Wilfred Burton, retired Métis educator, author and promoter of Métis culture. With Booker Blakley on fiddle and Mark Behrend on guitar.
This year’s Festival theme is “Things Are Linked Together.” In Michif, that’s en naashkoopitamihk. Come out, link arms and make some new connections. The Remai Modern Art Caravan will be on site, offering free art activities for children
Please join the Friends of the Forestry Farm House in celebration as they showcase their new interpretive displays. Sara Williams, well-known horticulturist, will be signing her book, Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo: a photographic history. Refreshments will be served and there will be walking tours of the site at 2:00 pm.
Admission is free. Donations are gratefully accepted.
For more information, please call Peggy at 306-652-9801