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.

joenasr@sympatico.ca/jnasr@ryerson.ca

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

Help Save Several Beds of %100 Organic Produce

Nature Cures Relocation Project

Our friends in the Kawarthas, NatureCures, are undergoing a large move and need help transplanting their beds this June!

Several plots of vegetables and flowers in high grade 100% organic beds are threatened. They are in immediate need of being moved to the new location.

NatureCures will provide Free trips  for people who want to help with the transplanting. All transportation from Toronto area and back plus food and accommodation will be provided. Tent space also available, and camping is encouraged.

Length of stay will be one night with a second night optional.

You will also have the opportunity of networking with Keith Taylor, an expert in permaculture farming, and access to all organic produce and seeds for this season.

Contact  Byron at  647-381-9147 or  Rene at  647-771-5749

For more info on the farm visit   http://www.naturecures.ca

Coffee Grounds for your garden – free for the taking!

The Big Guy is offering coffee grounds to local Gardeners. He will leave them in a plastic bag outside the coffee shop at 2861 Lakeshore Blvd, between 5th & 4th streets, on the south side.
First come, first served, just pick them up & be on your way – or stop in & get one of his free trade, organic coffees.
Coffee grounds can be used as mulch, particularly good for fruit trees, they add nitrogen to the soil, act as a slug deterrent or can be added to your compost.
Don’t worry about adding acidity to your soil, most is lost in the brewing process, so it won’t affect the pH.

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. —
www.sproutguerrilla.com
info@sproutguerrilla.com

See more about these fantastic gardens here:

Fallen Leaves

mono october 2013_247 kids walk

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.