Earth Day at Black Creek Community Farm

Saturday, 27 April 2019 from 1:00-5:00 pm4929 Jane Street at Steeles near Pioneer Village subway station13:00-15:00 Community cleanup13:00-17:00 Sewing repair station with Delta Family Resource Centre13:00-17:00 Compost station with FoodShare13:00-17:00 Food preservation demos with Urban Harvest13:00-17:00 Bike repair station with Tobemory Bike Repair13:00-17:00 Urban Harvest seedling sale13:30-15:30 Tree for Me tree planting demonstration and giveaway14:00-16:00 'Secrets of Fruit Tree Care' workshop with Susan Poizner of Orchard People >

School Greenhouse Tour

Tour of Don Mills CI and Marc Garneau CI Greenhouses and Green Industries ProgramsThursday, April 25 9:30 am-12:30 pmFind out how two high schools use their Green Industries and Hospitality programs to put their greenhouses to productive use and engage students in growing food. Dan Kunanec is an award-winning teacher who developed a Green Industries curriculum for grade 12 students that involves them in greenhouse and raised bed production, aquaponics, and growing grape vines at Don Mills CI. Marc Garneau CI teachers Sharon Gunn and Erin Carey partner with... >

Farming While Black

FoodShare is hosting a gathering with Author Leah Penniman, Soul Fire Farm's Founding Co-Director & Program Manager. Leah Penniman will be discussing her book, Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm's Practical Guide to Liberation of the Land.The event is prioritizing people who self-identify as Black; African, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latinx, Afro-Indigenous, Scotian, African-Canadian, African-American, and all other African diasporic communities, or people of African/Black ancestry light vegan and vegetarian dinner will be provided!For details on accessibility please visit: >

Introduction to Beekeeping at the Kortright Centre

This seven-part course provides information and hands-on opportunities for the beginner beekeeper.Led by experienced apiarists, this course will walk you through the active bee season, April to November. Participants will learn how to:• Build hive equipment• Perform status checks of active hives• Assess the health of the Queen• Control for pests and diseases• Harvest honey• Prepare hives for winterEach session includes both in-class learning and hands-on experience in the bee yard with experts. Veils and jackets available on request. >

FoodShare's Intro to Organic Gardening 101

Saturday, 6 April 2019 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm120 Industry Street, Unit CYou will learn everything needed to get growing, including: -choosing your garden site/designing your garden-seed starting (waste free techniques!) -what to plant when-companion planting -harvesting techniques -organic pest management -garden shut down techniquesLunch and refreshments will be provided! Free event, wheelchair accessible. TTC tokens available as needed. >

Grey to Green Conference

Grey to Green is taking place in Toronto on April 4 & 5 and will highlight new policy, design practices, and innovative products in the green infrastructure sector. The goal is to help inform the current policy debate by making the case for a rapid and significant increase in green infrastructure investment, a trend that’s occurring worldwide. This year, Grey to Green will highlight the economic impacts of climate change adaptation such as flooding and the urban heat island. Flooding affects both the individual in terms of health and well being and has significant economic impacts for society. The Grey to Green Conference features the latest research, industry developments, and end-users to share, learn and network. Attend concurrent sessions and networking events with industry leaders,  attend training... >