Training and Education
Access Alliance Enviro Leaders - workshop facilitators for a range of topics including growing healthy plants, making natural personal care products, composting and building self-watering containers. For children & adults.
AfriCan Food Basket - runs Cultivating Youth Leadership program for youth 16-25 years
CRAFT Ontario – the Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training in South West Ontario (CRAFTSW Ontario), with CRAFT programs in other regions of the province, offers internships for a full, hands-on experience in ecological farming.
Everdale – offers workshops and farm planning courses at their two sites in Hillsburgh and Black Creek.
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities – training courses leading to certification for Green Roof Professionals.
Grow for Good Urban Teaching Farm - workshops, mentoring and apprentice programs on farm business start up
Train to become a Master Gardener or just attend a workshop. You can also find online resources and post a question for a Master Gardener to answer. 416 397 1345
Orchard People offers online training in fruit tree care, certificates available.
Toronto Botanical Gardens offer workshops and a library with an online catalogue.
Urban Roots Youth (project of Green Thumbs Growing Kids) for youth aged 15-25, takes place after school in greenhouses and gardens in downtown east Toronto. Spring, summer and fall/winter sessions. Contact Chimu Titi, Garden Educator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Humber Arboretum offers courses and a certificate program in sustainable urban beekeeping
Women Mentoring Women - you can apply to be a mentor or receive support from a mentor in the Horticulture industry
Farms at Work offers farm business planning courses, workshops, mentoring and resources on financial planning and stewardship. Based in Peterborough.
Colleges & Universities
Durham College, Centre for Food (CFF) – with a focus on the food-to-fork concept, courses are offered on horticulture and food leading to a diploma.
Humber College - offers a Horticultural Technician apprenticeship
Ryerson University – the Centre for Studies in Food Security offers courses on urban agriculture, with a focus on the Global South, leading to the Chang School Certificate in Food Security.
University of Guelph, Department of Horticulture – offers online courses on agriculture, including a certificate program in urban sustainable agriculture
Niagara College offers a commercial beekeeping course at the Niagara-on-the-Lake campus
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