★ People’s Potato Lunch
12:30pm – 1:30pm | Hall 7th Floor
People’s Potato is a free vegan soup kitchen run out of Hall Building. The project was initiated in 1999 in order to address student poverty, and the kitchen emphasizes serving well cooked and wholesome foods!
★ The Hive Free Lunch
12:30pm – 1:30pm | SC-200 (Hive Café Loyola)
A free vegan/vegetarian lunch, run with the help of CSU funding. Managed by The Hive staff and countless dedicated volunteers, the Free Lunch provides healthy, sustainable, and balanced meals to over 230 students every weekday during the school year.
Monday, March 23rd
★ Macrame and Beeswax
4pm – 6pm | CSU Large Lounge (Hall 7th Floor)
Hang more plants and conserve more food! Learn how to make macrame for hanging your house plants and make some beeswax wrap to keep your food fresh.
★ Save Money: Refuse your Rent Increase
12pm – 1pm | HOJO
Refuse an increase, keep your rent! Did you get a notice of rent increase from your landlord this year? Do you feel awkward about refusing it? Why not come to our workshop and learn about your right to refuse the proposed rent increase *and* stay in your apartment!
★ Incense making – FULL CAPACITY!
5pm – 7pm | Greenhouse
Burn your own Incense! In this hands-on workshop, we will look at how to combine slow burning mushrooms with aromatic herbs to create our own blends of incense.
Tuesday, March 24th
★ How to feed yourself when you are poor and mentally ill
5pm – 7pm | Greenhouse
Eat, breathe, survive!
Wednesday, March 25th
★ Immune system 101 – Limited space, register now!
2pm – 4pm | Art Hive
Take care of yourself all year long! We will look at what the immune system is, in both scientific and holistic perspectives. The symptoms of under and overactive immune responses – what could happen, how can we strengthen/recover/take care of it. We will also be sharing some immune and autoimmune related issues and how to manage it with food and from TCM perspectives. Participants will be making some fermented garlics with honey and other optional spices/herbs to take home with them.
★ DIY Sustainable Cleaning – Limited space, register now!
6pm – 8pm | Frigo Vert
Make clean green! There are so many different commercial cleaning products these days, filled with toxic chemicals and wrapped in plastic packaging. Make the simple switch with this DIY workshop that will provide you with all you need for a sparkling clean home!
★ Art Therapy
5pm – 7pm | Art Hive
Make Art Not War! Art-based approaches to healing foster non-verbal modes of communication to express emotional difficulties and diverse life-world experiences in ways that spoken language cannot. Art therapists assist individuals and groups of people in exploring forms in which visual imagery can nurture significant insights related to the psychological issues they may face and develop new ways of understanding self and others..
★ Bake it Yourself!
4pm – 6pm | People’s Potato
Let’s get that bread! Learn how to make a staple food and reflect on how our food choices can promote anti-consumerism and resilience. Involves gluten.
★ Repair your Bike 101
4pm – 6pm | The Loyola Hive Cafe
Reduce your carbon emissions, bike more! Learn about the anatomy & physiology of the bicycle, become familiar with how parts work, and perform basic operations (fixing flats, adjusting brakes and rear derailleurs, and bike diagnostic and troubleshooting training).
Thursday, March 26th
★ Yoga Class
5pm – 6pm | Le Gym
Breath, Flow, Meditate! Join Jenn Addison, a 200-hour trained yoga teacher from Washington, DC., for an hour of mindful movement, breath work, and meditation. Designed to let you be in complete control of your own practice, this class will give you the opportunity to slow down, reconnect with your body and breath, and quiet your mind. We’ll flow through a variety of movements including traditional Sun Salutations, standing poses, seated poses, etc., and options for how to modify each pose according to your body, energy level, etc.,will be given. We’ll close with a few minutes of meditation.
FRIDAY, March 27th
★ Dumpster Diving: Theory
3:30pm – 5pm | CSU Lounge
★ Dumpster Diving: Practice
5pm – 7pm | CSU Lounge
Food waste, not in good taste! Interested in dumpster diving but not sure where to start? Wondering about the environmental and social aspects of food security and food waste? Join us for a hands on, informative workshop. Let’s talk about food system alternatives, your neighbourhood dumpsters, and how to make HUGE POTS OF SOUP. Let’s think about food waste in a different light.
★ Intro to Fermentation
4pm – 6pm | People’s Potato
Fermentation 101! Over 2,000 years ago, Hippocrates said ‘let food be thy medicine’. As scientific research is starting to show today, looking after the gut biome is key to good health. Fermented foods traditionally played a very large role in our diets and still do today. From boosting the immune system to reducing occurrences of depression, live probiotic fermented foods offer an array of health benefits for any age.