Cuvilly Ecojustice Network
The Ecojustice Network provides educational opportunities for people beyond the preschool level through adulthood. It also works with other schools, organizations and groups not only to raise awareness about current ecological issues threatening the life of our planet, but also to explore actions that empower us to make the changes necessary for all life to thrive.
Ecojustice Network Offerings
Landscaping for Biodiversity Curriculum
Based on Doug Talamy's book Natures Best Hope, this six-module curriculum, explores the need to welcome and support biodiversity in the spaces where we live and work. Hands on learning opportunities explore practical ways to make changes in the way we garden and landscape.
Access to the curriculum is free.
Using individual modules from the curriculum as the springboard, Cuvilly has designed workshops for adults wanting work with the support and guidance of others to learn how to transform their own back yards and other outdoor spaces.
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Guided Tours and Consultations
Tour the Cuvilly Campus as we continue to transform it into a biodiverse permaculture landscape.
We are also happy to provide a consultation appointment to discuss your ambitions and plans for your own space, and help you problem solve.
Please visit the Conact page to tell us about yourself or your group and to arrange a visit or consultation.
Spring into April
Apr. 16 and/or 17 9am-12pm
Come and join in the fun! Depending on the weather we may be hiking, planting in our high tunnel, and crafting!
Cuvilly offers themed field trips for groups of up to 15 participants.
Contact us for more information.
The Cuvilly Ecojustice Forum is a place for online conversations on ecojustice issues. Share ideas, successes, challenges or simply ask or answer a question and help build an active and supportive community working together to for change.
Create a new post, add a comment or check out what others are talking about.
The 'Need to Grow' Showing
A new independent film, 'The Need to Grow', tells stories offering possible solutions to the current climate crisis and offers a message of hope. The film, follows several environmental champions, from a 6-year-old food activist trying to ensure her future to a never-say-die micro-farmer and a brilliant inventor.
Come and discover the joy of volunteering!
Meet new people, learn new skills and put the skills you already have to good use.
If you enjoy being outside and would like to work with others to maintain the magical space that is Cuvilly please join us and experience the satisfaction that comes from knowing you have helped.
Mark Your Calendar
The Network has a series of events planned for 2024. Keep an eye out for more details in January!
March 19th 6:30 pm - “The Need to Grow” Showing
Do you ever feel anxious about climate change and the state of ecological and human health? A new independent film, The Need to Grow, tells stories offering possible solutions to the current climate crisis and offers a message of hope. The film, narrated by Rosario Dawson, follows several environmental champions, from a 6-year-old food activist trying to ensure her future to a never-say-die micro-farmer and a brilliant inventor. More Details to come…
March 2nd - Volunteer day (Apple Tree Pruning)
We will: Prune apple trees, explore common fruit diseases, learn pruning techniques, learn about tree guilds.
What to bring: Loppers, hand pruners, and hand saws warm clothes & gloves
No youth volunteers.
April 16th and 17th 9 am-12 pm - Spring into April Program for Kids
Are your kids getting stir crazy on April break? Cuvilly's Ecojustice Network is hosting a morning of fun activities for children! Depending on the weather we may be hiking, planting in our high tunnel, and crafting! More details to come…
May 4th - Volunteer day (Apple tree guilds)
Grab your shovel and prepare to get your hands dirty! We would like some help digging and planting around our apple tree guild in our orchard! More details to come…
June 24th - 27th , July 8th - 11th, July 15th - 18th - SKIL
Summer program for children going into grades 1,2 and 3
The following workshops are based on our Landscaping for Biodiversity curriculum:
June 4th 2-3:30 pm - To Weed or Not to Weed
June 5th 7-8:30 pm - To Weed or Not to Weed
Come join the Cuvilly Arts & Earth Center as we discuss weeds! What makes a weed a weed, and why do they have such a bad rep? Weeds are extremely beneficial to our ecosystems and have some amazing uses! Join us on our “walk and talk” as we discuss the many wonders of weeds. More details to come…
July 24th 7-8:30 pm- Variety is the Spice of Life
Are you curious about native plants? Want to learn more about why they are so important, and how they help our ecosystems? Join us at the Cuvilly Arts & Earth Center for a discussion and some hands-on learning!
October 3rd 9:30-11:00 am- Meet the Little Things That Run the World
October 5th 12:00-1:30 pm- Meet the Little Things That Run the World
Insects play a vital role in sustaining life on earth, let’s take some time to appreciate them! We will take a guided walk and learn about the fascinating life of insects.