TUG quarterly networking meetingsNetworking meetings are an opportunity to visit exciting UA projects in the city, connect with other urban growers and people working on food issues in the city. We do tours, invite guest speakers, promote discussion and provide growers with a chance to share their work with each other. Everyone is welcome!
April 27 2:30-5:00 pm
We'll hear from two enterprises:
The Growing Connection() is working with schools, community groups and businesses locally to introduce food production to people who do not have access to traditional horticulture techniques nor to the time to use them. It is also developing an international network of practitioners.
Third Millennium Farming () is a young enterprise that is specializing in cricket farming. Starting from a small basement operation, it is in the process of expanding into a much larger facility in an industrial zone of Mississauga.
Then we’ll have not one but two site tours:
- Evergreen’s gardens featuring Indigenous growing practices (for a preview, see Isaac Crosby’s ).
- Ripple Farms’ new aquaponics unit ().
TUG and the Toronto Food Policy Council’s UA Working Group will be asking the City to officially proclaim an Urban Agriculture Day in mid-September. Share your thoughts on how we can use this event to engage a wider audience and build support for UA.
Everyone is welcome!
Blakes Room, 2nd floor of the Centre for Green Cities building
550 Bayview Ave