Healing the Land, Healing Our Selves: Re-Indigenizing Public Spaces in Toronto

A huge opportunity has emerged to act on the understanding and insights we have gained through the “Indigenize or Die” series, and help reindigenize public spaces in Toronto on a whole new scale. Come and contribute your inspiration and ideas for how we can impact a TOcore Parks and Public Realm Plan being developed by the City.Wednesday, 26 October 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PMPeace Lounge, 7th floor, OISE 252 Bloor St. W (at St. George Station) We are inviting all Torontonians,... >

Ryerson Urban Farm Harvest Party

Come gather with the Ryerson Urban Farm to celebrate the bountiful (and hot!) season we had this year. Enjoy the fruits of our shared labour at a pie tasting contest, appreciate nature’s decomposition processes by learning how to grow your own mushrooms and use vermicompost, and help us plant garlic to overwinter for next summer’s harvest. Following that, stretch out your legs in a good ol’ fashioned contra dance!We will be acknowledging the hard work and dedication of all who make this groundbreaking project possible (thank you!), and we will provide opportunities to learn more about the Ryerson Urban Farm, what’s on the horizon, and how to get involved. All are welcome! We hope to see you there.When:  >

Putting the Garden to Bed

Co-presented by Black Creek Community Farm and the FoodShare AcademyOctober 20 6:15 - 8:45 pmAt Black Creek Community Farm4929 Jane St. south of SteelesGive your garden the best possible start in 2016! Learn what to do to clean up your garden and prepare it for the next season so that you can hit the ground running in the spring. You’ll learn techniques for eliminating weeds, and for reducing pest and disease pressure in your garden beds. We’ll look at how to mulch your garden, make effective use of fallen leaves and to incorporate soil amendments that will improve your soil quality. Learn what should be pruned back or dug out, and which plants can be protected through the winter for a head start in the spring. Participants will leave with... >

Deepening Our Roots - York Region Food Network event

October 16, 2016 1:00-5:00 pm350 Industrial Parkway S in AuroraLet's wrap up the garden season together with an afternoon of workshops, food and ideas. Deepening Our Roots is a free session for new and experienced gardeners, with workshops on composting, permaculture, cold-frames and preserving, followed by a snack of harvest delights. This is a family event, with activities for all. Register at >

Food Secure Canada Assembly: Resetting the Table

Resetting the Table, Food Secure Canada’s 9th Assembly (Toronto - October 13-16, 2016), promises to be our most exciting, diverse and largest yet. Whether you are a chef, a farmer, a student, a community health organizer, a policy maker, an activist or a business person, Resetting the Table will have a place for you.We all have something to bring to the table. That’s why we’re inviting you to join us for the best food Assembly yet seen in Canada. >