KAIROS The Importance of Growing Gardens

Saturday, April 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | $25In this session Mary-Anne Kechego will talk about the importance of growing gardens as a way to remind us that all the plants that we grow can help to “sustain us in life”.  The presentation will explain the relationship between sowing seeds and the cycles of the moon and will help us all to “touch the earth, plant a seed, sing nurturing songs to it… and give healing to our spirit”.A presentation sponsored by KAIROS Blanket Exercise >

Stolen Land: The Struggle for Rematriation

Rupa Marya, A-dae Romero-Briones, Anna LappéLAND | Stolen Land: The Struggle for RematriationFriday April 23, 1:00-2:30 pmPart of the Roots of Resilience in An Age of Crisis series co-presented with Real Food MediaIn this wide-ranging conversation, we’ll hear from UCSF Associate Professor of Medicine Dr. Rupa Marya along with A-dae Romero-Briones of the First Nations Development Institute discuss efforts around the country to take on the aftermath of centuries of government-sanctioned and led land dispossession and cultural decimation. Together with TNS Host and Author Anna Lappé, Rupa and A-dae will share strategies toward a vision to... >

Seeds and Seedlings with Sundance Harvest

Sun, April 18, 2021 11:00 AM – 12:30 PMLearn how to start healthy and vibrant seedlings that will yield bounty after bounty all season long! The 101 from seed to seedling will be covered and there will be a Q+A!What will be covered:Understanding different seed termsWhat you need to grow healthy seedlingsSome video demonstration on the stepsDifferent plant profiles and needsFertilizing and CareTroubleshootingHardening Off >

Pollinate TO Info Session: Toronto's Wild Bees

Wednesday, April 14 7:00 – 8:00 PM Speaker: Scott MacIvor, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto ScarboroughThere are more than 300 bee species in the Toronto region. In this talk, we will explore the main types of bees we find in our city, examine what they do and where they live, and discuss ways to help them through individual and community action. We will go over different examples of ongoing efforts to support wild bees in Toronto, and how you can get involved.A link to the online event will be sent via email to all those that registered in advance.Register... >

Emergency Urban-Rural Food Forum

Threats to the food system and household food security are urgent: pandemic-related economic crises such as rising food costs, poverty and homelessness, persistent systemic racism and injustice in the current dominant food system, and the ever-present perils of climate change ecocide.You are invited to join the Eco-Just Food Network in cultivating solutions and taking action.April 14, 21 & 28, 6:30-9:00 p.m. year over 100... >

Balcony Gardening: Community for Climate Action North Etobicoke Workshop

April 13, 2:00-3:30 pmCommunity for Climate Action North Etobicoke & Afri-Can FoodBasket present a workshop for the North Etobicoke communityHave you ever wanted to make the most of your space and grow fresh food on your balcony? Join CCANE & AFB for a workshop on getting started with balcony gardening.Facilitator: Tafari Anyika is the founder of Umoja Learning Circle, a community-based African-centred school at Islington and Albion. Tafari is also an educator with the Afri-Can FoodBasket, a community based non-profit organization that has been at the forefront of championing Food Justice and Food... >

How to Balcony Garden and Eat Fresh Every Day

With Lara Mrosovsky of Miinikaan Innovation and DesignApril 8, 2021 7:00 pmHere’s what you will learn in the HOW TO BALCONY GARDEN: Eat Fresh Every Day webinarA process for container gardening that helps you avoid stressing out about your garden, spending lots of money or getting overwhelmed by informationCommon new gardener mistakes and what-not-to-doHow to avoid garden disappointments caused by uninformed choices of plants, container sizes or soil typeExpand what you thought was possible with balcony gardening through diverse crop listsHow to not have to garden aloneHow to get the most out of a small spaceAnd much... >

Cultivating Diverse Community Relationships

Apr 8, 2021 7:00 - 8:30 PM Weaving together the parallel challenges of cultivating diverse human communities and diverse plant communities in today’s urban spacesThe sixth and final learning session in the SOUL series on the role of Horticulture in Cultivating Social and Land Equity is taking place this Thursday, April 8th.This session looks at some of the patterns that many of us are working from and how they relate to challenges and roadblocks we often encounter.Much like starting a new garden by observing the existing... >

Soil Regen Success Stories

Thu, Apr 8, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Want to know how to increase soil health, improve yields and save money on fertilizer? Soil Food Web Consultant Miles Sorel will be reporting how his company Terraforma has achieved this on different projects around the world.  Terraforma is a successful international consultancy with projects in 8 different countries, including India, Ecuador, Brazil, Argentina, Peru and the United States. Free webinar >