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Toronto Botanical Gardens Seedy Saturday

Saturday February 25, 2017, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. FREE!777 Lawrence Avenue East Bring your open-pollinated (non-hybrid) and heirloom seed to TBG’s Seedy Saturday and go home with a collection of new seed. After registering your seeds, they will go on the seed exchange tables for swapping. Leftover seed from this event will be added to the TBG Seed Library. Seed will also be available for purchase from local seed vendors, so you can stock up for your 2017 garden. If it’s seed-saving and general garden advice you are after, look no further than the many educational displays, or attend an information session.For a schedule of events and more information about how to participate, see the >

Toronto Organic Master Gardener Course

Do you want healthy lawns and bountiful gardens free of pesticides? Then the Organic Master Gardener course is for you! Designed for everyone from backyard gardeners to landscapers, this course examines the connections between soil, plant, human, and environmental health while addressing sustainable land management practices to maintain food and ornamental gardens in the urban landscape.  Course detailsDates: Tuesdays, February 21 to May 23Time: 6:30 – 9:15 pmLocation: The Stop’s Green Barn 601 Christie St. Toronto ONCost: $740+HST SAVE $50 when you register before January 22th with Discount Code TorontoOMG >

Family Day at Black Creek Community Farm

Join us on Family Day to experience our camp programs! We’ll be exploring the forest, tracking animals in the snow, playing predator prey tag games & warming up by the fire with some hot apple cider. Your entire family is welcome, kids of all ages! Please RSVP to bccfkidsprograms@everdale.org to let us know how many people in your family will be attending. Cost: PWYC (Pay what you can) Bring your family to the farm this Family Day!More info at the BCCF facebook... >

Slow Food TO Farmer & Chef Taste and Talk

Taste and Talk with Chef Guy Rawlings of Montgomery’s Restaurant and Farmers Mark Trealout and Laura Boyd of Grassroots Organics Join Slow Food Toronto, Chef Guy Rawlings of Montgomery’s and Mark Trealout and Laura Boyd of Grassroots Organics in the Kawartha Lakes area for a discussion and unique tasting focused on the culinary values practiced at Montgomery’s restaurant on February 7th, 2017, from 6 – 7:30 pm.Chef Guy Rawlings uses local urban & rural, farmed — from farms like Grassroots Organics — and foraged products that are harvested during the summer & fall months. He then applies timeless preservation techniques & methodologies, which makes these foods evolve to last through the winter months into new levels of deliciousness — and with added health... >

An Introduction to Artisanal Chicken Production

This workshop will give you an overview of the new Artisanal Chicken Program that permits production of 600 to 3000 birds in Ontario. Hear from OMAFRA's Poultry Specialist and from farmers about their experiences with the Program in its first year. Centreville Presbyterian ChurchPeterborough Sunderland Co-op will also be there with a booth to answer your supply needs. For more information email coordinator@farmsatwork.ca or call 705 743 7671https://www.facebook.com/events/1241479019261511/ >

Humber Aboretum Sustainable Beekeeping Courses

The Humber Arboretum is now offering a series of courses and hands-on workshops on Sustainable Urban Beekeeping. The program takes a look at the opportunities and challenges associated with running a small-scale urban apiary, with a focus on native bees and sustainable hive management practices that build resilience in the colony. Sign up for individual courses or complete all eight required courses and two electives to earn a Certificate of Participation in Sustainable Urban Beekeeping from Humber College (sign up for the full certificate in advance and you’ll save over $300!). The first round of one-day core courses will run in winter 2017, preparing learners to get hands-on at the Humber Arboretum hives beginning in the spring. >

Solar Bucket Hackathon

Cavaleiro Farm's Upcoming Event:Solar Bucket Hack-a-ThonHow would you use Clean Portable Energy?A chance to meet new people, have fun and be creative!PLEASE NOTE: ANYONE CAN PARTICIPATE!We want to create a collaborative environment with different skills, experiences and perspectives.You DO NOT have to be a farming or technology expert.The StoryA year ago, the farmers at Cavaleiro Farm faced a challenge, how could they pump water remotely to their plants and animals at far distances? Running feet of extension cords or driving over large tanks of water was costly and a... >