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.

FoodShare offers training for educators.

Garden Jane – presents healthy food and garden education including offers workshops, permaculture courses, garden coaching and group activities.   

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities – training courses leading to certification for Green Roof Professionals. 

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

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's Horticulture Online Studies offers a variety of online courses, certificates and diplomas including the Sustainable Urban Agriculture Certificate.  

The Guelph Urban Organic Farm (GCUOF) is a 1 hectare learning and research facility established by the Ontario Agricultural College within the Department of Plant Agriculture at the University of Guelph.

Niagara College offers a commercial beekeeping course at the Niagara-on-the-Lake campus

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