Come and join in! Here are listed free events and workshops. As well, there are some courses that have a fee. It will include events like the Community Garden potluck picnics, Festivals, Community Garden Workshops and Courses like the permaculture course that has a fee.
If you have Events, Workshops or Courses that you wish to have posted, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks in advance.
- About the Treemobile
Have you ever wanted fruit trees in your yard, but were unsure about what to plant, or where, or where best to obtain them? What about care and feeding? Or are you thinking about planting some berry shrubs like mulberry, blackberry or raspberry, but balk at the cost of commercially available plants? The Treemobile can help!
The Treemobile is a volunteer-run project of Transition Guelph & Transition Toronto that can provide fruit-bearing trees and shrubs to our members at as low-cost as we can, deliver them to your door, and offer location and plant care consultation (by phone or email), and even do the planting!
Here are the pick up locations that will have Demonstrations of Tree Planting - Sunday April 27 2014
(also the delivery date)
- There will also be demonstrations on how to plant Perennials Like Asparagus and Rhubarb
AWest Site:431 Perth Ave @ the Perth Dupont Community Garden (Dupont & Symington) ... 9 am -ish
BEast site:47 Kimberley Ave. @ the Kimbery Junior School (Main & Gerrard) ... 9 am -ish
Wouldn’t you love to have a source of delicious fresh fruit that you are SURE is organic?
This project is building community resilience! A fruit tree provides not only shade but also lovely spring flowers and delicious organic fruit. Guidelines are provided for help with selection, siting, planting, and maintenance. Extras are donated to schools and community gardens.
The Treemobile Store is ready to take your order for a range of food-bearing trees and shrubs. Get your own apple tree, cherry tree, plum tree, hazelnut shrubs, raspberry canes, or even asparagus. We'll deliver your order to your home (assuming you're in the delivery area) and even plant it for you!
Your own garden could be the right place to grow seasonal fruit – and improve your carbon footprint!
PLEASE NOTE ordering closes on Thursday April 17th 2014
The Organic Master Gardener Certificate is designed for urban gardeners, community gardeners, landscapers, municipal parks personnel, environmental advocates, growers, naturalists and conservationists.
Learn to create healthy food and ornamental gardens without pesticides and harmful chemicals
Professional Development: Course prepares you to write the SOUL qualification exam for Accredited Organic Land Care Practitioner
Also qualifies for Continuing Education Credits for industry certifications (ISA, CNLA, BCSLA, SOUL)
Co-Instructor:Astrid Muschalla, PHEc Professional Organic Horticulturist, runs a garden design business and also teaches Growing Food Organically, Organic Horticulture Specialist, and Plant Knowledge - Natives, and Ornamentals courses in the Sustainable Landscape Design and Gardening Expert Programs at Humber College. She sits on the board of the Society of Organic Urban Land Care SOUL, a member of Landscape Ontario, COG, and an Etobicoke Master Gardener.
Co-Instructor:Eleni Gransden, Certified Teacher of Adults and Accredited Organic land Care Practitioner, hopes to educate others on where and how their food is grown, and highlight the detrimental environmental impact that contemporary, non-organic practices currently have on our ecosystem. Come spring, she will also be designing and maintaining organic gardens. She looks forward to meeting a group of like-minded individuals in the upcoming Organic Master Garden program!
Want to learn more about how to grow your own food organically? With Spring right around the corner, it's the perfect opportunity to join Natalie and Agata from PACT Grow To Learn (www.pactgrow2learn.blogspot.ca/) for an introductory workshop on organic gardening! This engaging workshop will cover the basics of how to grow fresh food for yourself from the soil up!
Come for the workshop, stay for the delicious offerings of the South Triangle Tea shop (1421 Bloor Street West) , who will be offering dinner-time food as well as sweet-treats and amazing hot bevvys throughout the night!
Seedlings: what to start indoors vs direct sow
Plotting out your garden: What to keep in mind when thinking about which plants to put where
Backyard vs Rooftop/Deck gardens
Soil: what is it, how to test it, what plants like what soil? How to make a good soil mix
Watering: The hows and whens of watering
Disease management: how to keep your plants healthy!
Compost: The basics to help you get started!
We'll also be running a 201 series for those interested in getting even more deep into their gardens this year!
Bee Keeping Workshops
Beekeeping workshops are out of Bento Miso Collaborative Workspace
Every Seedy Saturday & Sunday event has a place where you can donate or exchange your clean and labeled packaged seeds at a "Seed Exchange Table". This is the heart of the event! And they often include speakers and workshops - ranging in discussions from how to plant the seed, to pruning, to creating an urban garden habitat.
What are factory farms? What do they do? And why are they concerning? In this talk, Sonia Faruqi will draw on industry information as well as her own experiences investigating and living at factory farms around the world. The talk will end with tangible, practical solutions and actions.
Drop-In Workshop - First Come, First Seated.
Series:Green Programs, Thought Exchange.
Categories:Adult, Teen, Health & Wellness
Information Desk – (416)394-5247
Sustainable Farming Certificate
The Sustainable Farming Certificate (SFC) is an intensive, curriculum based program designed to help participants looking to acquire comprehensive food growing skills and explore the world of sustainable local farming.