Urban Forestry Radio Show - Making Cider and Women in Arboriculture

Thinking of giving up your day job and starting an orchard and cidery? Join the club! Hard cider is becoming increasingly popular and artisan cideries are popping up across North America. We’ll speak to Ben Watson, Author of Cider Hard and Sweet: History, Traditions and Making Your Own about making cider, choosing apple cultivars, and about the annual Franklin County CiderDays in Massachusetts . And in the second half of the show…Look up. Who do you see pruning and caring for the biggest trees in town? Far too often it’s men but that’s something that Katrina van Osch-Saxon wants to change. She’s a faculty member with >

Tomato Canning by Christine Manning

Few things are as delicious as a truly ripe, fresh-from-the-garden tomato. Even though they are only available for only a few precious weeks, these local delicacies can be enjoyed throughout the year — if you jar them! Not to mention, did you know the majority of commercially canned tomatoes are peeled using lye? Why would you want that? After this class you will never need to buy a tin of whole or diced tomatoes again. We will make canned whole tomatoes with sea salt and diced tomatoes with basil.  Join Christine Manning, owner of Manning Canning and long-time preserver, as she teaches you how to safely can tomatoes. You will leave the class with the basic understanding of jar sterilization, safe canning practices and the important do’s and don’ts of canning and preserving. You will also get jar of each... >

Pollination Celebration at West Lodge Community Garden

The Westlodge Community Gardeners invite you to join us for a free celebration of our wonderful community garden! Meet special guest Carol Pasternak, The Monarch Crusader and author of How to Raise Monarch Butterflies A Step by Step Guide for Kids. She's bringing her butterflies and will reveal to us the magic of metamorphosis. Plus there will be copies of her book for sale. Tour our brand new Pollinator Garden! There will be Face Painting and a Balcony Gardening Workshop. Plus you can put your name on the waiting list for your own garden bed for next season. Meet your neighbours, explore the garden and have fun! EVERYONE WELCOME!Westlodge Park165 Lansdowne Ave >

Christie Crawlfest

David Suzuki Foundation's Home Grown National Park Christie Crawlfest is Sunday, September 25 and it’s going to be epic. Our pop-up art market opens at 10 a.m. Bells on Bloor bike parade at 11 a.m. Food and drink begins at noon. At 1 p.m. Toronto’s favourite “gypsy-klezmer-party band,” the Lemon Bucket Orkestra, will lead a musical parade through Christie Pits Park and nearby Willowvale Lane. And there will be live music in the beer tent all afternoon. Highlights: >

Carrot City Canada opening reception

The Opening Reception of Carrot City Canada will be held September 22, 2016, 6:30 pm at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada (325 Church Street - Architecture Building).  For those unable to attend the Opening Reception event, the exhibit is open to the public until October 15, 2016 (Hours: M-F: 10am - 5pm). Please see for further information and updates on upcoming and exciting events related to this exhibit only here until October 15, 2016! Carrot City Canada explores how design can enable the production of food in cities. By examining the connection between urbanism, design, and... >

Season Extension workshop

Co-presented by Black Creek Community Farm and the FoodShare AcademySeptember 15, 6:15 -8:45 pmAt the Black Creek Community Farm4929 Jane St. south of SteelesEarn the envy of your friends and neighbours as you continue to harvest fresh vegetables from your garden even when there is snow on the ground! In this workshop you will learn inexpensive ways to keep your garden productive longer, and to get a head start in the spring. We’ll cover: - how to choose crops that are well suited to growing in the shoulder seasons and through the winter - how to time your plantings to extend your harvest (i.e. when to plant seeds so that they mature in time for harvest in winter) - how to build and grow in a cold frame, as well as other cost-effective ways to keep your plants cosy in cold... >