Seed & Soil Intensive
Tuesdays, May 12 to 26, 6:30 to 8 p.m. (3 sessions)
Public $115; Members $90
Celebrate the UN designated Year of Soil by getting serious about seeds. This three-week intensive led by Urban Harvest, Toronto’s first urban agriculture business formed in 1997, will have you seed and soil savvy just in time for the growing season. Terminology, soil 101 and growing from seed are covered in week one; seed preservation, measuring seed vitality and deciphering seed status (organic, heirloom, GMO) week two; gardening with seed saving and biodiversity in mind, maintaining heritage seed stock, promoting (the right kind) of pollination and connecting with the champions of the seed world in week three. The focus is on indoor learning with some hands-on components. Receive a packet of Urban Harvest seeds each week as homework.
[PG15P31] Colette Murphy
Eat Off Your Balcony!
Thursday, June 4, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Public $40; Members $30
An in-depth look at edibles in containers with the author of An Illustrated Guide to Growing Food on Your Balcony, this conversational session will focus on basic methods of getting started and troubleshooting for home-grown (and organic!) container gardens with accessible, affordable and recycled supplies. Lara will provide hands-on tips based on a stroll through the TBG’s kitchen garden and raised beds.
[PG15S04] Lara Lucretia
Urban Foraged Foods
Thursday, Aug. 13, 6 to 8 p.m.
Public $32; Members $25
For delicious local food think beyond garden veggies and explore the urban jungle of Toronto with the Wild Foragers Society. Nutritious, delicious wild foods grow all over the city – learn what’s safe to snack on, city regulations on foraging, how to harvest sustainably and most importantly – what NOT to eat. Wild snack and recipe included.
[PG15S23] Wild Foragers Society