Urban Agriculture, Montreal Style! —> agri talk!

From Joe Nasr at Greenest City :

Organized by Ryerson’s Chang School in conjunction with Toronto Urban Growers will be taking place on Friday the 15th at 2PM.  Eric Duchemin, one of the key actors in the dynamic urban agriculture movement in Montreal… focusing on the recently established and fast-growing research and action hub that he is leading.  Registration details are below.


Urban Agriculture, Montreal Style! Hybrid Research Hub Supports Urban Resiliency

Join Eric Duchemin, Co-Founder and Scientific Director, Laboratory on Urban Agriculture/Laboratoire sur l’agriculture urbaine (AU / LAB) (au-lab.ca), as he provides an overview of AU / LAB’s activities – including an experimental rooftop farm, eco-grazing, rooftop vineyards, and the Urban Agriculture Montreal Hub. Eric will also present the preliminary results of a three-year research project that evaluates how urban agriculture, and particularly household gardens, act as green infrastructure for individual and collective resilience in an era of climate change.

AU / LAB is a hybrid research centre and hub that conducts social, technical, and economic research on urban agriculture (UA). It is a nonprofit organization that is associated with the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), and works with municipalities, real estate developers, building managers, farming social groups, and other UA stakeholders to help in UA planning and development.

This event is presented by The Chang School’s Certificate in Food Security and Course Series in Urban Agriculture, and is co-sponsored by Toronto Urban Growers.

DATE: Friday, February 15, 2019

TIME: 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Ryerson University

Heaslip House, 7th Floor

Peter Bronfman Learning Centre

297 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON

CONTACT: 416.979.5000, ext. 6674

TO REGISTER FOR THIS FREE TALK: Please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/UVfo4TJnQO9Lz8sH3.

Accessibility: The Chang School is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Please contact us two to three weeks in advance of the event if you have any particular accommodation requirements.

To reply or post to this group, send email to toronto-urban-growers@googlegroups.com

Questions?You can reach them at info@torontourbangrowers.org

Mailing address

c/o Greenest City

220 Cowan Avenue

Toronto, Ontario

M6K 2N6

Sprout Guerrilla Talk January

Mark your calendars:

Our regular meeting first thursday of each month is shifted this January due to its proximity to New Year’s Day.

Our Winter Season Starts the second tuesday on January 9th!
January meeting – January 9th – 2014
Julie from Sprout Guerrilla 
— Sprout Guerrilla is a company striving to enable and promote urban guerrilla gardening. Sprout Guerrilla’s moss graffiti kits enable people to reclaim dead urban spaces and transform them into living ecologies. —

See more about these fantastic gardens here:

Fallen Leaves

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The last of the gorgeous colour falls all around us, as we welcome another cold season ahead. Gardening tools put away. Beds covered for warmth and protection from the elements.

Enjoy the fall season and all it has to offer. Explore the outdoors. Don’t forget to join us for our monthly gardening talks. First thursday of every month until June 2014. December, we will have our annual Christmas Garden Dinner instead of a regular meeting.

Thursday LEGS Meeting: Young Urban Farmers & Presentation on San Francisco Botanical Garden

Thursday May 2nd LEGS Meeting: Young Urban Farmers & Presentation on San Francisco Botanical Garden

Don’t miss it!


YUF: Young Urban Farmers Presentation about Food Everywhere

Eat This Today: Ginseng Learn about the history and health benefits of ginseng from our friends at Cheung’s Trading.

Sneak peek from San Francisco Botanical Gardens:


Happy Spring – Thank you Photos for all our Spring Bulb donations!


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Every year we get a donation of spring bulbs that find their way into the urban parkland, via helping hand gardeners in our expaning LEGS community! Thank you to you all for such great hard labour of love. Thank you … Continue reading

Tree Lovers – Identify the Ash Trees so they can be treated with TreeAzin

Happy 2012 to all our fantastic Tree Tender graduates!

To start off this great year LEAF is partnering with the City of Toronto on a wonderful project. We’d like to help them identify a number of ash trees found in Toronto parks that could potentially be treated with a TreeAzin injection this coming spring.

We will be hosting a training workshop for 15 – 30 individuals who would like to help out with this project. The workshop will be held on Saturday, January 28th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Ramsden Park 1020 Yonge Street (conveniently located near Rosedale subway station).

The best part about this opportunity is that it not only encourages you to tour the wonderful park spaces in your neighbourhood, but it has to take place in the winter so these trees can be treated in the spring… so that’s right… this is the opportunity for you get to work on your winter Ash identification, with the help of the wonderful and amazing Jozef Ric, Forest Health Care Inspector from the City of Toronto’s Urban Forestry.

If you are interested in this project please send me a brief email with the following information:

  1. That you are indeed able to attend the training workshop on the date and time listed above.
  2. You are willing to spend a few hours between Feb and March walking through parks and looking for suitable ash trees.
  3. Why you would like to participate in this project.

This is going to be sooooooo good and so much fun… I can’t wait to start!!!


Amanda Gomm

Manager of Volunteers & Community Engagement
LEAF – Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests
Artscape Wychwood Barns

Visit www.yourleaf.org to register!

University of Guelph – Study Plants online

This just in:
Save With Early Bird Registration!

The Early Bird tuition fee for winter 2012 horticulture, turf and landscape online courses at the University of Guelph ends Friday, December 9, 2011.    Register by this date and pay only $495 per course. Courses offered this winter include:

  • Alternative Land Use Practices for Sustainable Landscapes
  • Business Management Principles
  • Computer Assisted Design
  • Cultural Practices for Plants
  • Commercial Greenhouse Crop Production
  • Growing Plants
  • Nursery Production
  • Introduction to Plant Identification
  • Landscape Design I
  • Weed Management in Horticulture
  • Weed Management in Turf
  • Environmental Management of the Golf Course


And a new offering for the winter 2012 semester:


  • Landscape Design II


Call 519.767.5000 or visit www.horticulturecertificates.com for course information and registration forms.


Winter semester starts Monday, January 9 and runs 12 weeks until Friday, March 30, 2012. Courses do fill so register now to save money and ensure you have a space in the offering you want!


Registrations  received after December 9, 2011 are $549 per course.