Permaculture for the People

February 24th 2020. 19:00 to 21:00

Horticulture Societies of Parkdale and Toronto are hosting a talk with Rebecca Ellis

Monday, February 24, 2020

7 PM – 9 PM
Bonar-Parkdale Presbyterian Church
250 Dunn Avenue

Doors open at 7pm.
Meeting starts at 7:30pm.
Refreshments available.

Attending a one-off meeting, to get a feel for the hort society and listen to the guest speaker, is completely free. All are welcome!

Permaculture, a form of ecological design aimed at turning spaces into self-sustaining eco-systems, can be an important tool for the creation of socially-just & ecologically regenerative urban commons. In this talk, Rebecca Ellis will explore the transformational possibilities of urban permaculture with a focus on several exciting projects in Toronto and London, Ontario, including the Dunn St. Food Forest in Parkdale.

Also, be sure to like/follow Permaculture for the People, a podcast and blog dedicated to building a socially just permaculture movement!

If you like what you see, or simply wish to support the hort society, a recognized not-for-profit, membership is only $20 for 12 months. This fee helps to support community gardens and outreach activities around Toronto.

Plus, your membership entitles you to:
• Admittance to 8 insightful horticultural talks and meetings;
• Access to rare and unusual seeds, plants, and plant materials;
• Discounts at participating nurseries when you show your membership card;
• Special invitations and offers available only to members;
• Plus access to a wonderful network of green thumbs, environmental devotees, and general plant and garden enthusiasts!

Members need not have their own garden or extensive knowledge of gardening, just an interest in plants, gardens, and gardening, in both private and public areas of the city. All manner of gardeners are welcome. Members make gardens on roof-tops, apartment balconies, indoors, under glass and under lights, outdoors, and some only in their minds.

The society's hope is to inspire you to grow and to help carry on the tradition of bringing soul and serenity to Toronto. Some things, like gardens, can cut through all boundaries and open the door to mutual understanding.