Around Town - Front Yards of Toronto

Toronto and Parkdale Horticultural Society meetingMonday, February 25Doors open at 7pm.Meeting starts at 7:30pm.Bonar-Parkdale Presbyterian Church, 250 Dunn Avenue, just south of Queen Street West.Join us as guest speaker Maria Nunes takes us around town! Toronto’s traditional Kentucky bluegrass lawns edged with cookie-cutter foundation beds and the odd city-planted tree of yesteryear have given way to a myriad of interpretations of the all-important front yard. From stalwart traditionalists to food growers, ‘naturalized’ to meticulously curated plantings, Toronto’s cosmopolitan status is reflected in its home gardens.Let this unusual talk inspire your own gardening... or simply sit... >

Toronto Botanical Gardens Seedy Saturday

Get The Jump On Spring & Seedy SaturdayTwo FREE garden events you won’t want to miss on Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.GET THE JUMP ON SPRINGTBG’s annual Horticultural Open House with 30+ exhibitors including horticultural societies, garden clubs and environmental organizations, in addition to a floral design competition and show.SEEDY SATURDAYBring your open-pollinated and heirloom seeds to swap with other gardeners. Leftover seed will be added to the TBG Seed Library. Seeds will also be available for purchase from local seed vendors. Seedy Saturday provides gardeners a chance to share their heirloom seed with one another to make sure it’s available for future generations. It’s also a great opportunity to discover varieties that are not available commercially. Click here to learn more about... >

Use solar energy to grow food webinar

How to Use Solar Energy to Grow More Food Without Spending Thousands of DollarsIn this webinar, you will learn about the types of challenges you can solve using solar; why the conventional method of going solar doesn’t work; and how your needs can be best served by going small with your solar system. As a result, you will gain greater self-sovereignty and be able to grow more food with less work.Presenter: Antonio Gomes (Founder, Urban Crops / Manager, Cavaleiro Farm)SCHEDULEWednesday, 20 February 2019, at 7:00 PMTuesday, 26 February 2019, at 8:00 PM >

Bees in the City

The Toronto Beekeepers Collective presents Bees in the City: Better Urban BeekeepingSat, 9 February 20199:30 AM – 4:30 PM Christ Church Deer Park (Anglican)1570 Yonge StreetRegistration begins at 9:30 and the sessions start at 10:00.The day includes several plenary sessions as well as smaller concurrent breakout sessions.Speakers include members of our collective as well as our professional beekeepers, Dan Douma and Luc Peters and a special guest, j W Foster, Executive Chef at The Fairmont Royal York Hotel. Chef Foster will lead a session on flavour profiles and cooking with honey. >