Farming in the City ULI lunch and learn

Farming in the City: How developers, businesses and social enterprises are leveraging urban agriculture Tuesday, March 30, 2021 | 12:00PM - 1:00PM No longer a niche concept, urban agriculture is gaining wide traction across North America and here in Toronto from community supported agriculture shares (CSAs) to single-family or mixed-use agrihood developments and entrepreneurial business ventures. Join ULI Toronto for this timely discussion on the future of urban agriculture and learn about small-scale local farmers and emerging technologies that are changing the landscape, and the role that developers, non/not-for-profits, and policy makers are playing. >

Pollinator Gardening with Lorraine Johnson

March 29, 12:00-1:00 pmLorraine Johnson is the author of numerous books on native plant gardening, urban agriculture, and environmental issues. Her most recent publication, co-authored with Sheila Colla, is A Flower Patch for the Rusty-Patched Bumblebee: Creating Habitat Gardens for Native Pollinators in the Greater Toronto Area. The book is available as a free downloadable pdf from this presentation, Lorraine will focus on creating habitat for pollinators by growing native plants.... >

Facing the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit

Facing the 2021 UN Food Systems SummitThursday, March 25, 2021 via Zoom. Time: 5-6:30 pm eastern (US/CAN)ONLINE.Free/RSVP required first ever United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS), to be held in September 2021, was launched by the UN Secretary General to bring attention to how food systems transformation is instrumental for achieving the UN Sustainable Development goals by 2030. The... >

NFUniversity Class on Seed Activism, Global Perspectives

Next NFUniversity class is Seed Activism: Global Perspectives Thursday, March 25th, 2021 3:00 - 4:30 pmRegistration is free Canada and around the world, there has been a corporate push in the past two decades to strengthen laws and regulations governing seeds and plant varieties. These developments have proven highly controversial and have prompted a resurgence of activism around seeds. In this NFUniversity session, Dr. Karine Peschard will draw on the experiences of... >

Indigenous Agroecology with Chef Johl Whiteduck

York Region Food Network presentsIndigenous AgroecologyTuesday, March 23 1:00-2:00 pmChef Johl Whiteduck shares insights on Indigenous agro-ecology with examples from garden projects around the GTA. Through Miinikaan Innovation & Design he has helped create Indigenous teaching gardens that invite curiosity and demonstrate Indigenous Agroecology, even in the smallest of urban spaces. Miinikaan cultivates relationships between people and plants, and practices gardening techniques to improve the soil and local ecosystem. Johl brings his perspective on reclaiming and relearning Indigenous knowledge about the plant medicines. >