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Why Should I Care? Farming in Ontario

This Saturday we're hosting a talk in partnership with the St. Lawrence Market about the realities of farming in Ontario. Living in the city, it's easy to feel detached from farmers but we rely on them for food and our consumer decisions and votes affect them. At this event we'll talk about agriculture and free trade policy, sustainability, farm taxes, organics and pesticide regulation. Three St. Lawrence Market vendors will join us as panellists. The event will be at St. Lawrence Hall, 157 King Street East. Specifically, we'll be in The Great Hall on the 3rd floor, accessible by stairs or elevator. Saturday, March 18 from 2pm-3:30pm. Questions about the venue? Email us at uptown@whyshouldicare.ca RSVP here: >

Scadding Court Seedy Saturday

A place to buy, sell and trade  heirloom and open pollinated seeds Learn more about local seed exchange and environmentally responsible gardening practices   Vegetables - Herbs -  Flowers - Native Varieties   Join us at: “Seedy Saturday Scadding Court” 707 Dundas Street West Saturday March 18, 2017 10:00 am to 3:00 pm         OPEN TO EVERYONE Admission is by donation: Pay What You Can  >

Urban agriculture and social justice roundtable

Hosted by the Culinaria Research Centre at University of Toronto Scarborough CampusFriday, March 10 4-6 pmCulinaria Research Centre Kitchen, SW3131265 Military Trailhttps://goo.gl/maps/2idiXFrTvJG2Speakers will discuss the place of social justice in today’s urban agriculture movement and include:  Councillor Mary Fragedakis, Ward 29, Toronto-DanforthDr. Kristin Reynolds, Lecturer, The New School, Author of Beyond the Kale: Urban Agriculture and Social Justice Activism in New York City >