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Ottawa Horticultural Society presentation – Remagining Cities
November 23, 2021 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
We’ve always shared our gardens, our cities, even our own bodies with other species. But our approach to designing and caring for public urban spaces has been human-centric. What if we were to reimagine cities as multispecies assemblages? How might multispecies thinking change our approach to sustainable urban (and garden) design?
Speaker Joyce Hostyn is a rewilder who dreams of city streets lined with fruit and nut trees, wild parks and wild yards. Raised on a farm where her family grew, foraged and preserved enough produce to last the year, Joyce is now exploring what it means to be in conversation with the edible forest garden on her lawn-free quarter acre lot (featured in the Kingston Whig Standard). A Master Gardener and Permaculture Designer, Joyce coaches people on foodscaping and wildscaping as a new approach to gardening in a changing climate. She helped design and plant Kingston’s first two public food forests, is co-founder of Little Forests Kingston, and now has her sights set on afforesting our city with Indigenous Little Forests.