Introduction to Permaculture – Toronto, ON

Maybe you’re looking to cut your energy use and invest in solar or wind power. Maybe you’re imagining what it would be like to keep backyard chickens, start composting your kitchen scraps or grow healthy food on your front lawn (or a year-round garden in your passive solar greenhouse). Maybe you’ve even got ambitions of reducing water consumption, or living in an off-the-grid strawbale house!If you’ve ever asked, “How can I create a sustainable livelihood doing something for the earth, something I love?” — or “How can I set up a small-scale farm?” — or “How can I harvest water or stop erosion?”  or even just “What is permaculture?” this course is for you.Permaculture is a completely solutions-oriented approach to addressing environmental, social and energy-supply problems.... >

Products of the Beehive workshop

Come out for an educational and hands on evening all about honey and products of the beehive. Participants will learn about methods of harvesting honey, rendering wax and different ways products from a bee colony can be used. Leave with some new knowledge and a couple samples to take home.Partnership between FoodShare Toronto, the Toronto Beekeepers Co-operative and Greenest City.WHEN: August 10, 2016 from 6 to 9pm WHERE: 201 Cowan Avenue COST: $30 - email for subsidies.Visit >

Summer Open Farm at Ryerson Urban Farm

Celebrate August’s Full-Bloom at our Summer Open Farm The Summer Open Farm is an opportunity for Ryerson students, staff, faculty and the broader community to visit the rooftop farm in full-bloom. August marks the beginning of peak harvest, so this event will showcase the garden at the it's height of it’s growth on a beautiful summer's day. We will open the doors to the farm by inviting the community to take a guided tour of the garden. Additionally, there will be a reception and educational workshops located in the Sears Atrium themed around the importance of supporting local pollinators. >

Forest Gardening and Permaculture workshop

Come hear Steven Martyn speak in Toronto about his book "The Madawaska Forest Garden, Co-creating Integrated Polyculture". "The forest garden is a cumulative co-creative expression born from three decades of working with the Earth as a landscaper, grower and wildcrafter. The idea for the garden started with a longing to work with the wild land in a co-creative, non-invasive, non-exploitive way, like a wildcrafter/forager does. After some initial attempt on wild land by Algonquin Park Steven’s longing called him to teachers (the Lacandon Maya in... >