Training and Education

Isaac CrosbyOnline learning

Videos & webinars

Brother Nature, aka Isaac Crosby

Cheyenne SundanceCheyenne Sundance of Sundance Harvest

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Seneca College has online beekeeping courses

Soul Fire Farm in the US outlines Black, Indigenous and POC taught videos and learning resources related to food.

Soul Fire Farm also has a weekly series called Ask a Sista Farmer with a Q&A on farming and a Farm Liberation on Land series of hands-on topics.

The Earth to Tables Legacies project has brought together a small group of food activists across big differences – youth/elders, rural/urban, Indigenous/settler, Canadian/Mexican – for an exchange around food justice and food sovereignty. The website has a multimedia educational package that includes facilitator’s guides, further resources and commentaries by activists and academics.

Project Diaries has many gardening tips, check out banana fertilizer!

Printable resources

Black Creek Community Farm has fact sheets and presentations


Webinar notices are shared through:

TUG’s Google group!forum/toronto-urban-growers/join

TUG’s Facebook page

The Grow Food Toronto Facebook group


CRAFT Ontario – the Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training in South West Ontario (CRAFTSW Ontario), with CRAFT programs in other regions of the province, offers internships for a full, hands-on experience in ecological farming. 

Everdale offers Farmer Training for farm business plan development.

FoodShare offers workshops and training for educators.

Garden Jane – presents healthy food and garden education including offers workshops, permaculture courses, garden coaching and group activities.   

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities – training courses leading to certification for Green Roof Professionals. 

Homestead TO - offers a hands-on Grow Veggies training in person and online

Train to become a Master Gardener or just attend a workshop. You can also find online resources and post a question for a Master Gardener to answer. 416 397 1345

Orchard People offers online training in fruit tree care, certificates available. 

Sundance Harvest offers ongoing workshops and other learning opportunities.

Toronto Botanical Gardens offer workshops and a library with an online catalogue.

Urban Roots Youth (project of Green Thumbs Growing Kids) for youth aged 15-25, takes place after school in greenhouses and gardens in downtown east Toronto. Spring, summer and fall/winter sessions.

Wild About Nature, an herbal CSA and garden consultant, offers apprenticeships

Humber Arboretum offers courses and a certificate program in sustainable urban beekeeping

Guelph Organic Conference offers a wealth of workshops and networking (annually in January)

Farms at Work offers farm business planning courses, workshops, mentoring and resources on financial planning and stewardship. Based in Peterborough.

Permaculture Women's Guild offers online permaculture certificate 

Colleges & Universities

Durham College, Centre for Food (CFF) – with a focus on the food-to-fork concept, courses are offered on horticulture and food leading to a diploma.

Humber College - offers Horticulture Science courses and apprenticeships.

Toronto Metropolitan University – the Centre for Studies in Food Security is now offering a certificate program in urban agriculture.

University of Guelph's Horticulture Online Studies offers a variety of online courses, certificates and diplomas including the Sustainable Urban Agriculture Certificate.  

The Guelph Urban Organic Farm (GCUOF) is a 1 hectare learning and research facility established by the Ontario Agricultural College within the Department of Plant Agriculture at the University of Guelph.

Niagara College offers a commercial beekeeping course at the Niagara-on-the-Lake campus

Seneca College gives workshops on beekeeping

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