Regenerative Growing

Monday, May 317:00-8:30 pmLearn from Jocelyn Molyneux, founder of Waste Not Farms, how worm compost  is a healthy alternative to chemical fertilizers and how regenerative growing with microbe-rich worm castings feeds your soil, so you can fuel your family — and help fight climate change.Webinar attendees will be entered into a giveaway for one 800g bag of Jocelyn's Soil Booster Worm Manure, which will be shipped directly to the winner after the presentation.Registration is free. A Zoom link will be sent on May 31st. >

Indigenous Agroecology with Carolynne Crawley

Mon, May 31, 20217:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDTExplore Indigenous teachings and learn about the importance of cultivating relationships between people and plants. Carolynne Crawley from Miinikaan Innovation and Design will share Indigenous teachings and learnings about food, medicines and habitats. Discover Indigenous garden design techniques that will not only make your garden beautiful and bountiful but also help improve the local ecology in your area. >

Sundance Harvest Spring Farm School

With a mix of exclusive pre-recorded content and live teaching, these virtual dynamic workshops capture Sundance Harvest’s operations and provide a space for in depth question and answer time.  Each workshop is 1.5 hours long and you have access to specialized PDF handouts and recordings. The workshops take place on Sundays at 1pm EST.Fruiting Crop Care - May 30th Creating Living Soil: Indoor and Outdoor Composting - June 6th Fertilizing for Soil Health - June 13thEcological Pest Management: Greenhouse + Field - June 20th  >

Models of Governance in Community Gardening: Fostering Project Longevity

Friday, May 28, 12:00 – 2:00 pm (EST) (13:00h – 15:00h Brasilia time) Positive outcomes from community gardens contribute to the fulfillment of several agendas related to food and nutrition security, urban sustainability, and environmental education. Under this presupposition, several umbrella organizations in the public or nonprofit sectors have been supporting community garden projects. Bottom-up with political and/or administrative support is a governance model in community gardens in which the community plans, implements, and manages a garden with support from the government or non-governmental organizations. Several community gardens in Toronto, Canada, follow this governance structure, which is frequently associated with the success (growing and longevity) of these gardens'... >

Urban Food Production Symposium

 Join Green Roofs for Healthy Cities  to learn more about urban food production and how you can get involved. May 11, 1-5 pmCOVID19 has affected everyone tremendously, and people are looking for solutions so they can bounce back. Urban agriculture has grown rapidly in popularity and is quickly being seen as a resilient solution to COVID19. Urban agriculture helps support strong local economies and brings communities back together again.   >

Introduction to Hot Composting

International Compost Awareness Week will be held this year from May 2-8, with a special focus this year on soil biodiversity. As part of local event programming, Crooked Farmz will be offering a workshop on Tuesday, May 4th, titled: "Introduction to Hot Composting".This workshop will cover the basics of creating 'hot compost' yourself to improve soil health organically. We will discuss types of composters; the all-important Carbon:Nitrogen ratio; aeration and moisture; feedstocks and amendments; as well as fungi, worms, and other non-human partners.The workshop will be held in partnership with York Region Food Network as part of the official launch of their brand new Compost Learning Hub.  >

LEGS Etobicoke Plant Exchange

MAY 8TH TO MAY 30TH 2021Each week ( or even each day!!!) New plants will be donated by neighbhours and gardeners at these locations and you can come by and pick up your favourites!First come, first serve.While quantities last.5 locations — 3 weeks of plants!The way it works:You bring a plant / take a plant! The plant varieties will keep changing. LEGS Spring Plant Exchange runs from Sat., May 8 till Sunday, May 30depending on individual... >