July 3 Update - Open Streets, farm field day, fracking, more

By Matthew Sweet (@matthewdsweet)

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Today's News:


-- Join Hamilton SPN at Open Streets Hamilton on Sunday, July 13 from 10am to 5pm on James Street North. Open Streets is a great way to get active, experience downtown Hamilton in a new way, and meet and chat with lots of interesting people. SPN will be on the street so watch for us. If you want to know more about Open Streets Hamilton check out the SPN Podcast with Jordan Fysh here.

-- The latest Environment Hamilton newsletter is here. Updates including home fermentation workshops, bicycle air monitoring and more.

-- The latest Hamilton Community Garden Network newsletter is here. Updates including information on weeding, berries, natural pesticides and upcoming events.


-- The "Old 99 Farm" just west of Dundas is hosting a field day to discuss permaculture farming this coming Saturday, July 4th. For more information visit the Raise the Hammer event posting here.


-- CATCH has a piece on climate adaptation for cities here.

-- Andrew Nikiforuk has a wide ranging and excellent article on the subject of hydraulic fracking and the missing elements from the current academic debate in Canada here. Andrew visited Hamilton a few years ago and spoke at the Spirit of Red Hill Lecture.

Posted on July 3, 2014 .