Urban Agriculture

Backyard Chickens
Thursday, May 26, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Public $20; Members $15
Join Toronto writer and chef Signe Langford to learn the joys and challenges of backyard chickens. In her new book, Happy Hens & Fresh Eggs; Keeping Chickens in the Kitchen Garden, she offers tips on raising happy hens right here in Toronto, plus 100 ways to cook the delicious, fresh eggs they produce. This course is a great opportunity to learn about chicken-keeping and make food connections. Signe’s book will be available for sale at the special price of $20.
[PG16S10] Signe Langford


Food Foraging in the City
Thursday, Aug. 11, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Public $20; Members $15
For delicious local food, think beyond garden veggies and explore Toronto’s wilder spaces. Nutritious and delicious wild foods grow all over the city, but it’s important to know what city regulations allow, how to harvest sustainablyand most importantlywhat NOT to eat. Each participant will enjoy a wild snack and take home a recipe.
[PG16S35] Karen Stephenson


Rye’s Homegrown Roof-top Field Trip
Saturday, Aug. 13, 10 a.m. to Noon
Public $15; Members $10
Join Arlene Throness, Ryerson University’s first Director of Urban Agriculture, on a tour of the university’s ¼ acre rooftop farm. In 2015, nearly four tonnes of vegetables and herbs were harvested from this rooftop oasis and distributed to campus kitchens, a local farmer’s market and farm volunteers. This is inspiration at its finest!
[PG16S36] Arlene Throness


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