Producing Space: Urban ag talk

Producing Space: The Everyday Politics and Governance of Urban Agriculture in Portland and VancouverDr. Nathan McClintockMarch 29, 2019 - 3:00-5:00 pmU of T St George Campus, Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George St.Rm TBDIn this talk, I provide an overview of a collaborative book project culminating from a three-year study of urban agriculture in Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, BC, two cities renowned for their innovations in urban sustainability. Through our comparative study of food production in the two cities, we reveal how formal policymaking and the everyday practices and knowledges that produce urban agricultural spaces can both reproduce and contest the entrepreneurial logics of so-called sustainable cities and the eco-gentrification that has become a defining... >

A Decade of Design, Future Prospects

Urban Agriculture in Review: A Decade of Design, Future ProspectsThursday March 28th, 6:30pm Architecture Building, 325 Church Street, Ryerson UniversityA decade after the launch of the seminal ‘Carrot City’ exhibition which explored the relationship between urban design and food production (, we gather to review the progress made in urban agriculture in Toronto and to look forward to the future.Join us as we launch GROUND magazine’s spring ‘CONSUME’ issue with a round-table of some of the city’s most experienced practitioners and educators as they discuss their unique experiences in designing for urban... >

Mobilize Liberate and Grow:A Guide to Decolonizing Urban Farming

Thursday, 28 March 2019 from 6:30-8:30 pmParkdale Activity-Recreation Centre1499 Queen Street West, TorontoA Parkdale Free School event hosted by the Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust cannot expect people of colour, namely black and indigenous people to join spaces and groups that are predominately white because their journey with growing food will be drastically different. Having your lands colonized, facing land based oppression,... >

Intro to Permaculture Workshop

Thur Mar 28th and Fri Mar 29th (10am - 4pm)Toronto Botanical GardenOver our two days together you will learn (or revisit) permaculture principles and learn how to actually apply them to a project of interest. (The workshop will help ground and integrate those YouTube videos you may have watched about food forests and swales!)You’ll use the principles to design your own gardens and projects (But it’s not all about gardens – you can design anything!). You’ll work on developing your own practice, and be able to ask questions and receive feedback on your design ideas and projects. You’ll learn about urban, rural and social permaculture projects, and we’ll explore and then work on applying “designing-it-forward” together on a project you choose. We’ll have some garden fun,... >

Peas Please! Indoor Gardening Workshop

Saturday, March 23 3:00-4:30 pmMoss Park Market260 Queen Street East, TorontoIt almost looks like spring! Start your own pot of peas indoors. Put it out at the end of March, enjoy beautiful flowers in April and your own peas in May (long before farmers can harvest theirs). Peas have a surprising history: they've had unique roles in science, modern technology, and agriculture. Come learn some fun facts and plant your pot of peas to take home! This event is FREE!Hosted by Building Roots >

Growing Rice in the Garden

Growing Rice in the GardenJewel Gomes and Larry Receno from Alpha Phi Omega Green Thumbs Garden will answer all your questions on growing rice in urban spaces. Rice seedlings will be available to take home.Two dates!!Scadding Court Seedy SaturdayMarch 16, 2019 10:00 am - 2:00 pm 707 Dundas St West (at Bathurst)Parkdale Seedy Saturday and Green FairMarch 23, 2019 11:00 am – 4:00 pmBonar-Parkdale Presbyterian Church, 250... >

Wild Bees in Toronto

Wild Bees in Toronto - Identity, Diversity, & How to HelpJoin the North American Native Plant Society and the David Suzuki Foundation for an educational and enjoyable evening with Scott MacIvor.Scott will introduce us to common bee species of Toronto, their habitat, impacts on bees in cities, and how to create nesting opportunities for urban bees.Scott MacIvor is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Toronto Scarborough. He is interested in plants and pollinators in cities and has been involved with the City of Toronto on a number of projects, including the 'Bees of Toronto' Biodiversity Series book, and the Pollinator Protection Strategy.Hosted by North American Native Plant... >