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A Backyard Potluck at 'The Green House' with Peter Ormond

  • Jun 2, 2013 · 1:00 PM
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Enjoy an in-house backyard buffet picnic lunch at the home of Peter Ormond in Hamilton's Bay Front area. The home has been turned inside and out into a model of sustainability. We'll tour Peter's house and then explore Hamilton revitalized waterfront area as Angela Goldrup, an herbalist and member of our Meet-up group leads us in the recognition of wild-edilbles on our walk.

Peter is a life-long learner and an engineer who has spent many years working to make his home environmentally friendly. It is featured each year in Hamilton's Open Doors event. The Green Cottage, as Peter's home is affectionately referred to, features solar hot water and solar electric systems, raised bed gardens, exsulation, rainbarrels, composters (etc.) and is trimmed completely with reused wood. The home also lacks a microwave, stove, fridge, air conditioner and clothes dryer.

Besides being active with various sustainably-minded groups in Hamilton, Peter also enjoys writing stories that poke fun at today's realities, and participates as a playwright and actor in Hamilton's Fringe Festival each summer. His website is: http://www.eco5.ca/

We ask that each person attending bring their best raw vegan organic dish to share. Peter will supply the dishes, chairs etc. There is no charge for this event but space is limited so it is important to rsvp.

We encourage you to take Go-Transit to the Hamilton Go-Centre stop which is at Hunter St and James from which we will provide transportation to/from the event. You can check the schedule at http://www.gotransit.com/publicroot/en/PDF/Timetables/CurrentBoard/Table01.pdf

Please plan to ride in the first car at the front of the train on the 1st level (not upstairs) so that you have a chance to meet one-another. Please take the train that arrives at 12:12pm.

 

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  • Dave S.

    It was a great time today! Thanks to all, and especially to Jan for organizing and Peter for opening his home and hosting, and being a great tour guide!

    Here is a video I took of today's event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwCkOXYRv48

    I have started my own Meetup group "Etobicoke Vegan Rawluck", so come on out while this here group is on hiatus! I just set it up today, and am looking for a location in Etobicoke to hold the rawlucks and a sponser(s) for the group. http://www.meetup.com/Etobicoke-Vegan-Rawluck

    Hope to see you soon!

    June 2, 2013

    • Dave S.

      I'll have to look into that, and will return your call this afternoon - thanks!

      June 3, 2013

    • Dave S.

      We have secured a location for our Meetup, "Etobicoke Vegan Rawluck," with both space indoors in an office boardroom, and an outdoor garden on-site! Plenty of free parking and easy TTC access from the Lakeshore streetcar, or a 10-minute bus ride from Islington subway station.

      June 3, 2013

  • Dave S.

    Another short video from yesterday: Vermiculture (worm compost) system - the "Green House" Hamilton, Canada June 2, 2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3nqwKzjyYw

    June 3, 2013

  • Karen

    Thank you Jan for organising this delicious afternoon and Peter for your generosity in offering your time and space. Great energy, a lot of fun, informative and loved how we were always moving - there was a lot to see and I enjoyed our conversations. thanks everyone :) Fabulous drink too !!

    June 3, 2013

  • Nancy

    wonderful food and wonderful people! I really had a great time.

    June 2, 2013

  • Dave S.

    Hi...new member here...looking forward to this event!

    June 2, 2013

    • Jan R.

      Look forward to meeting you!

      June 2, 2013

  • Nancy

    I would like to thank Mr. Ormond for his generosity in opening his house for the event. I am looking forward to seeing you all, and will bring one of my specialties for the potluck...raw vegan chocolate mousse!

    May 29, 2013

    • Nancy

      Thank you, I will be carrying a bag and wearing a hat.

      June 1, 2013

    • Jan R.

      We will be at the Hamilton Go-Centre at 12:12pm. We drive a forest green Nissan X-Trail.

      June 1, 2013

  • David T.

    I am bringing Thai Lettuce Wraps and fresh raw almond milk.

    1 · May 31, 2013

  • Tahlia D.

    If you didn't secure a spot for the potluck. Join us for the first outdoor Halton Food Swap! Sunday June 2 at 2:00pm at Babalink Farms.

    One more day to register for tickets (it's free): http://haltonfoodswap.eventbrite.ca/

    Check out our appearance on TVCogeco’s FYI program, where Michelle talks to host Lynda Kirkland about Food Swaps: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JBgEBsVIeb4

    May 30, 2013

  • Judith R.

    It might be a little tight running over from my meeting after church. I'd love to see Peter's place another time. Best! Judy

    May 30, 2013

  • Tony H.

    Thanks for the invitation Peter. Had'nt seen you in quite a long time.
    Tony H.

    May 28, 2013

  • banana g.

    This sounds great but unfortunately i can't go this sunday. I hope there will be another invite!

    May 28, 2013

  • Nick C.

    What is the address with postal code.

    May 28, 2013

    • Jan R.

      56 Ferrie St W Hamilton ON L8L 1C7

      May 28, 2013

  • Anna

    I'll come with my husband Artem and my 7 year old son Ivan

    May 28, 2013

  • Wilhelmina

    I am so sorry I won't be able to make it, really hope there will be another invitation. Thank you so much!! I have a food preparation class that day.

    May 27, 2013

  • Lisa

    Sorry to have to miss this interesting event. Hope to hear all about it!

    May 27, 2013

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