Workshops on pest management and self watering containers

Black Creek Garden Resource Network would like to invite you to two free workshops on June 23 (Saturday), 1:00-4:30 PM at Black Creek Community Farm.  Workshop 1 (1-2:30 PM): Pest Management in the Garden with Jim Barnett, Master GardenerWe will learn how to maintain a healthy vegetable garden to prevent pests and diseases as well as use natural ways to deter and control them. Jim will take us on a stroll around the farm to identify problems and how to address them.  Workshop 2 (2:45-4:30 PM): How to build a Self-watering Container Garden with Marina PucciIf you live in a small space or want to grow plants on a balcony or you travel often and worried about your plants then you can take advantage from a self-watering system.  Marina will talk about the benefits... >

TUG networking meeting at Greenest City

Thursday, June 21 5:30-7:30 pmGreenest City201 Cowan Ave. (north of Queen St West, west of Dufferin) We're meeting at the Milky Way Garden at 5:30, then going to Greenest City at 6:15! See map below.Visit the Milky Way Tseyshing (Tibetan for garden) and hear about the vision for turning it into a community food hub - and the obstacles they faceDushan Batrovic will present Seed Voyage, a new online tool for connecting home growers with eaters in their neighbourhoodWe'll share what we learned from the Getting to Green project looking at how the City of Toronto can better support... >

Community Planning Session Regent Park Community Urban Farm

Hello to all local Regent Park Growers and Eaters alike!We're aiming to transform the 3.7 acre site at 20 Regent Street into an community urban farm for an expected 5 year term.You are invited to an interactive community planning session to help design and plan it!  We will work together to articulate a vision, as well as generate ideas for both the design and management of the space for community food production and education. >

Pollination Nation workshop and picnic

Toronto Beekeepers Collective will be offering a unique HANDS-ON pollinator workshop on Saturday, June 16 from 2pm - 4pm - we will be learning about pollinators AND planting in a canoe donated by James, a local community member. You will learn about which pollinators work well in sun and/or shade, how to plant and care for them. This workshop is offered through funding from TD FEF. Masaryk-Cowan Park, 220 Cowan Ave.ParkdaleIn addition, when you register, you can participate in the HOPE Community Garden BBQ picnic from 12pm - 2pm.Register... >

Garden and Urban Farm Field Trip

Permaculture Bus Trip brought to you by Garden JaneReady for some garden and urban farm inspiration? Join fellow gardeners, community builders, and permaculturists on Sat June 16th, 10 am–2 pm for a garden and urban farm tour and field trip by school bus.We'll visit three exciting sites in Toronto's West End and explore themes and topics along the way. Our stops include the High Park Children's Garden, Rockcliffe Greenhouse, and the Black Creek Community Farm.The bus leaves from High Park TTC station and returns to Jane TTC station.Themes and topics include:Soils, plants, and land: how to test soil, ID plants,... >

Moms and Kids Gardening Days at Black Creek Community Farm

BRING YOUR KIDS TO GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY AND EXPERIENCE GROWING VEGETABLES TOGETHER!We are inviting moms and kids in the Black Creek Community to Spring Planting Day at the farm. Let’s get our families connected to where food comes from. We will be planting vegetables and help build our herb and tea garden. We will fire up our brick oven and serve fresh pizza. Bring your kids and get unplugged for an afternoon planting fun at the farm!Saturday, June 9 1:00-4:00 p.m.4929 Jane St.Please take TTC. Limited Parking only. Tokens and refreshments will be provided.Limited spots. Please register >

Bee Tour with Sheila Colla

The City of Toronto is pleased to present free one-hour tours and workshops on designated Saturday's (May through September) at the Don Valley Brick Works Park.This tour with pollinator expert and professor, Sheila Colla, will educate you on the plight of pollinators and help you identify native species in the Don Valley Brick Works Park.Meeting location: Meet at the blue City of Toronto Tent, near the entrance to the Weston Quarry Gardens, at 11:15 a.m. >