Lessons from the Land: Stories of Indigenous Resistance

Hosted by Toronto Youth Food Policy CouncilSaturday, 29 June 2019 from 14:00-17:00Black Creek Community Farm4929 Jane StreetJoin us as we hold space together, share a meal and learn about Indigenous Peoples relationships to the land and food. Years of colonization have strained Indigenous Peoples ability to practice traditional ways, pass on knowledge to subsequent generations, and access land across Canada - especially in urban environments. Despite colonization and it’s current manifestations, Indigenous Peoples resistance is active and ongoing. Together we will listen to stories about the land and the sustenance she provides us. We... >

Ontario Bee Association summer meeting

Join fellow beekeepers at the Centre for Urban Ecology in the beautiful Humber Arboretum for an exciting summer beekeeping event featuring honeybee researcher and author Tom Seeley!Hosted jointly by the Urban Toronto Beekeepers’ Association and the Toronto District Beekeepers’ Association, on behalf of the Ontario Beekeepers' Association (OBA), this summer meeting will be held on Saturday June 22, 2019.Keynote speaker is Thomas Dyer Seeley, an outstanding researcher into the behavior and social life of honey bees, and author of several important books about bees, including The Lives of Bees, just released.There will also be knowledgeable bee researchers from around Ontario and practical workshops on topics including products from the hive and marketing... >

An evening with Tom Seeley

Join the Urban Toronto Beekeepers' and the Toronto District Beekeepers' Associations for an evening with Professor Tom Seeley from Cornell University in New York.Fri, 21 June 20197:00 PM – 9:00 PM Anthropology Building, University of Toronto19 Russell StreetBoardroom 246Author of numerous books on bees including Honeybee Democracy, The Wisdom of the Hive, and the just-released Lives of Bees, the Untold Story of the Honey Bee in the Wild, Seeley will talk about how he tracks wild bees to their hives in the Arnot Forest so he can study and learn from them, and how we might be able to follow wild bees ourselves. Copies of his books will be available for sale. >

Nature as a Healing Partner

Nature as a Healing Partner: A Hands-on Workshop for Caregivers of Older AdultsSunday June 16 @ 11 am - 2:30 pmHigh Park Nature CentreAre the older adults in your life stuck indoors all day? Join us to explore simple techniques for helping older adults connect with nature to promote their health and well-being.Caregivers of older adults are invited to spend a rejuvenating half-day at the High Park Nature Centre with horticultural therapist Emma Rooney. We’ll explore simple techniques for helping older adults connect with nature to promote their health and well-being. After learning about some of the barriers older adults face... >

Vertical Farming Bootcamp

Presented by Ripple Farms Sat, 1 June 20199:00 AM – 5:00 PM Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology1750 Finch Avenue EastBuilding K Room 2010The Vertical Farming Bootcamp will deep dive into the rapidly evolving vertical farming and aquaponics industry and the technology behind it. The course will focus on the science of growing plants in controlled environments and how operational and design efficiency of aquaponics and hydroponics systems can be maximized for production and profitability. Through a series of hands-on modules, participants will experience innovative technologies and business models to better understand a path to profitability in urban agriculture and... >