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Up Coming Events

2013 Event's Calender

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 mail@tcgn.ca at least two weeks in advance.

 

Events 2014

- 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!

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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

  • A West Site: 431 Perth Ave @ the Perth Dupont Community Garden (Dupont & Symington) ... 9 am -ish
  • B East site: 47 Kimberley Ave. @ the Kimbery Junior School (Main & Gerrard) ... 9 am -ish

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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!

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Organic Master Gardener Course

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April - July 2014

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When: Weekly, on Tuesdays from April 22th to July 22th, 3:30 to 6pm (14 weeks)

Where: FoodShare – 90 Croatia St. Toronto, ON.

Cost: $695 + HST

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The Organic Master Gardener Certificate is designed for urban gardeners, community gardeners, landscapers, municipal parks personnel, environmental advocates, growers, naturalists and conservationists.

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  • Learn to create healthy food and ornamental gardens without pesticides and harmful chemicals

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  • Professional Development: Course prepares you to write the SOUL qualification exam for Accredited Organic Land Care Practitioner

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  • Also qualifies for Continuing Education Credits for industry certifications (ISA, CNLA, BCSLA, SOUL)

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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.

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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!

call the Canadian Organic Growers at 1-888-375-7383 or click here for more info and to register

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PACT Grow 2 Learn Organic Gardening

  • Date: March 24th 2014
  • Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
  • Location: Triangle Tea shop
  • Address: 1421 Bloor Street West
  • Cost & Registration
  • Limited capacity of 20 participants per session!
  • $25 if you email us in advance pactgrow2learn@gmail.com
  • $30 at the door

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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!

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Topics Include:

  • 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!
  • + More!

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We'll also be running a 201 series for those interested in getting even more deep into their gardens this year!

Stay tuned!

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Bee Keeping Workshops

Beekeeping workshops are out of Bento Miso Collaborative Workspace
862 Richmond St. W Suite 300, Toronto

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Two Events for Saturday Feb. 15 2014.

  • The morning session is an overview and a very affordable $10.
  • The afternoon session is for the more committed as we will be assembling a bee hive for attendees to take home. That session is $125 and includes the costs of materials.

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Seedy Saturday 2014

With many Seedy Saturdays across Toronto, you can join in the movement to preserve the diversity of vegetables, herbs and native plants.

Now it’s even easier to find a Seedy Saturday near you!

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(click on the links for the details)

The 1st Edition of The Seedy Zine will be launched, complete with homemade 'seed paper' and tons of seedy art!

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Find rare seeds you don’t see in stores
Support the local growers who keep these seeds alive
Swap your seeds with other gardeners (or learn how to do it for next year)
Learn new gardening tips
Get inspired by the great work happening in your neighbourhood and across the city

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Scadding Court

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Evergreen Brickworks

  • Date: March 8th & 9th
  • Times: 11 am - 4, (Sat.), 3 pm (Sun.)
  • Address:
  • 550 Bayview Av

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East End - Scarborough

  • Date: Saturday March 22th
  • Time: 11 am - 3 pm

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South Etobicoke

  • Revised Date:
  • Next Year - 2015
  • Location: The place chosen will be to accommodate the gardeners of the South Etobicoke area

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North York Harvest

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Parkdale

- ( updated March 28th, 2014).

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.

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Ontario Seedy Saturdays 2014

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Recipe for Change - Save the Date for Deliciousness

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On February 27, join FoodShare Toronto for Recipe for Change, a celebration of food with a purpose that supports FoodShare's groundbreaking work in schools.

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Mingle with 30 Chefs seldom found in the same room, taste 20 VQA wines and 6 local beers, and support FoodShare's important work to create a healthy future.

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Visit www.foodshare.net/recipeforchange to buy your tickets today.

Supported by:

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Toronto Public Library presentation:

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  • What: Factory Farms: Behind the Scenes
  • When: Wed Jan 08, 2014
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    • 60 minute long presentation
  • Location: Brentwood Library - Program Room
  • Address: 36 Brentwood Road North
  • Speaker: Sonia Faruqi (www.soniafaruqi.com)

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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.

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  • Drop-In Workshop - First Come, First Seated.
  • Series: Green Programs, Thought Exchange.
  • Categories: Adult, Teen, Health & Wellness
  • Information Desk – (416)394-5247

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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.
  • Start Date: April 14th - mid November 2014
  • Location: Black Creek Community Farm
  • Address: 4929 Jane St, Toronto

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Everdale offers two SFC program locations.

  • Urban Farmer Training Certificate
  • Black Creek Community Farm - SFC students live off farm but learn and work at the Black Creek Community Farm located at the intersection of Jane and Steeles in Toronto

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  • Rural Farmer Training Certificate
  • Hillsburgh (Rural) SFC students live and work at Everdale’s home farm in Hillsburgh, Ontario

Both locations offer 32 week programs (early April to late November).

Shorter options are available to fit your schedule, please visit our website or contact the SFC coordinator Gavin Dandy gavin@everdale.org to discuss your options.


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