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Allies

Check out our amazing allies, sponsors, and co-collaborators!
(For info about our on-campus project partners, hit up the Projects page)


Hart House

Hart House has been a vital supporter of local food initiatives on campus. Since the group’s beginnings, Hart House has contributed to Dig In! in many ways – from staff and programming support to garden and event space. Dig In!’s work marries well with Hart House’s vision as a “living laboratory”. We encourage learning by doing and challenge expectations and norms with tangible, ‘rooted’ results.

Dig In! has also received funding through the Hart House Good Ideas Fund, a great resource for initiatives that enhance the student experience.

Check out the rest of Hart House’s food programming here.

Hot Yam!

Hot Yam! is the much-adored provider of local, sustainable, animal-free eats on campus. It also happens to be volunteer-run, student-led, and totally affordable. Many projects donate garden produce to ‘Yam meals, and the Yam has collaborated with us on various educational workshops and events. The synergy is delicious!

Want to volunteer? Have questions? Email hottestyam@gmail.com

Harvest Noon

Harvest Noon is an on-campus cooperative cafe focusing on local, sustainable and vegan food. Many garden projects on campus donate garden produce to Harvest Noon’s meals, and Harvest Noon has collaborated with Dig In! on several educational workshops and events.

Want to volunteer? Email volunteers@harvestnoon.com

The Environmental Students’ Union

The Environmental Students’ Union (ENSU) is a student-run organization representing the students enrolled in the programs of the Centre for Environment and affiliated departments. ENSU acts as a liaison between students enrolled in the programs and the corresponding faculties.

Visit their website or shoot an email to ensu.utoronto@gmail.com.

Food and Water Institute

Not only does FWI sponsor the Sky Garden, it also publishes Eat Green!, the coolest source of environmental nutrition-related news under the sun.

For more info about this excellent non-profit organization, visit their website or shoot an email to info@foodandwaterinstitute.org.

UofT Environmental Resource Network

The UofT Environmental Resource Network (UTERN) has been a tremendous Dig In! sponsor, and has empowered us to create instrumental professional development opportunities within our organization. Aside from funding numerous other environmental initiatives, UTERN projects such as the Sustainability Leadership Program are definitely worth checking out.

Contact them at utern.admin@utoronto.ca

Carrot Common

The Carrot Common’s Carrot Cache funding allowed Dig In! to improve visibility and awareness on campus through the design and purchase of some great-looking signage.

TD Friends of the Environment Foundation

TD FEF funding has allowed Dig In! to put on our Fall & Winter Workshop Series in 2012-2013, providing educational opportunities for participants on various topics related to urban agriculture and sustainability, including Workshops on Vermicomposting, Fermenting, and Soil Blocking.

Sustain Ontario

Sustain champions a cross-sectoral approach to creating healthy food and farming systems, integrating research, policy development, and action into its mandate. In 2010, Sustain co-sponsored 5 summer jobs that allowed high school and university students to gain experience working on Dig In! campus projects.

UEat

UEat represents Food and Beverage Services at the University of Toronto (St. George), including a range of institutional and independent campus food providers. Food Services has initiated some great local food procurement and waste-reduction policies, and also organizes the UofT Farmers’ Market. Tune into the UEat blog for news, events, and information.

Food Forward

Food Forward is a non-profit advocacy alliance that pushes for progressive food-related policy changes, public education, and citizen engagement. Visit their fantastic website for a comprehensive events list, links to other good food projects in Toronto, and blog.

Centre for Environment

The Centre is the Faculty of Arts and Science environmental hub, offering undergraduate environmental, environmental science, and collaborative programs. The Centre’s Professional Experience Course has provided Dig In! with summer placement students for the past two years now – a great partnership that has mutually beneficial results!

Service Learning Program

Dig In! collaborated with New College’s Service Learning program for the first time in fall 2011. This program allows students to gain experience in fields of interest in order to enhance their learning and university experience.

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