Past Events

October 8, 2022 (Ottawa).

The Art+ Fall Showcase being hosted by The Multicultural Artists' Coalition and which celebrates equity, diversity, inclusion, and pluralism in the arts. The event is from 4pm to 7pm.

My session starts at 4:30pm and will be outdoors (weather permitting)...

Bonita invites you to join this participatory session. After a book reading from “Embers of... Read more

September 23 to 25, 2022 (online).

The Cold Climate Permaculture Conference! Elaine Ingham, Sandor Katz, Stefan Sobkowiak, Garden Jane, Ben Falk, Mark Krawczyk, Rob and Michelle Avis all on the same weekend! Check out Bonita's sessions...


Tools for Disconnected Communities and Burnt-Out Organizers.

September 24, 9:00 to 10:30 am (Mountain Time).

Whether your community is... Read more

When: June 15, 2022

When we slow down to connect with Mother Earth, the water, soil, plants, and animals, we can learn to live well while taking better care of the communities around us. In this participatory session, we will explore how to apply principles from the natural world to our own lives. With intention and care, we find opportunities to deepen our values, to foster healing,... Read more

April 13 at 7 pm. Cloyne, ON.

How can we as gardeners and educators help to address the climate crisis? The urgency of climate breakdown asks all of us to contribute to the health of the ecosystems in which we live. While tending our gardens, we can create places for life to flourish and act as role models in our communities. We can take care of the soil and water, foster biodiversity,... Read more

I'm so pleased to be part of this amazing series.

Join me for Living in an Age of Climate Crisis: How to Cope with Feelings and Take Action for Change on Saturday, December 11, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pacific time.










I'm excited to present Embers of Hope at the Women+ Art Festival: Immigrant, Refuge, and Racialized. Please join us on September 12th in Ottawa and online. The line-up of artists looks amazing.

July 17 to 31 (near Ottawa).

I'm excited to be a guest teacher in P3 Permaculture's 2-week Permaculture Design Course again. If you're looking for an inspiring, hands-on learning experience, I recommend this course.

Check out the P3 website for Very Early Bird registration and to read more about COVID measures.

If you register, please let them know you heard about it from... Read more

May 18, 2021, 7:00 to 8:00 pm. FREE event. Part of the Durham Environmental Advisory Committee Webinar Series.

As we collectively face painful realities and despair during these challenging times, it also serves us well to cultivate hope and take action. This session addresses self-care, explores our mortality along with the global ecological crisis, and asks how to create more meaning through... Read more

Change for Animals Conference. May 12 and 13 (online). By Ontario SPCA and Humane Society.

Registration closes on April 30!


One Welfare and Self-Care: Global Perspectives and Personal Practices 

with Bonita Ford -- May 12, 2:30pm.

The absence of a One Welfare approach in animal rescue can lead to professional trauma and burnout. Furthermore, industrial... Read more

Embracing Life in an Age of Ecological Destruction and Climate Chaos Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 7:00 to 8:30 pm (Eastern time).
Hosted by the Fox Haven Learning Center.

In these challenging times, as we collectively face painful realities and despair, it also serves us well to cultivate hope and take action. This session addresses self-care, explores our mortality along with the... Read more