Date/Time Event
Sunday, August 20, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Art Exhibit | Native and Indigenous Plants of Canada Art Exhibit | Native and Indigenous Plants of Canada

A Celebration of Canada 150th Anniversary through its Native and Indigenous plants
The Botanical Artists of Canada is presenting a Juried Botanical Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings depicting native and indigenous plants of Canada.  The exhibition will celebrate the existence, beauty, uniqueness and diversity of Canada’s native and indigenous plants (including fungi); connect people with plants and botanical art through the artist’s creative expression; andinform the public of how our native plants sustain our lives, our habitat and the natural world

The Botanical Artists of Canada
The Botanical Artists of Canada (BAC) supports members by promoting public awareness and appreciation of botanical art. Throughout history, botanical illustration has encompassed both science and aesthetics. BAC’s definition of botanical art continues this tradition. Our members’ work combines scientific accuracy with aesthetically pleasing presentation, criteria that are central to our communications and exhibitions.

BAC’s mission is to provide a sustainable and supportive community promoting, encouraging, and inspiring excellence in traditional and contemporary botanical art within Canada. Our vision for botanical art and illustration is to have it be acknowledged and respected as a significant art form recognized for scientifically capturing the essence and characteristics of plants and fungi and to encourage ecological awareness, conservation, and the protection of the diversity of species for future generations.

We value accuracy and a high standard of artistic and botanical excellence through the fusion of scientific analysis and precise detail with the creative visual process of art. Membership is open to artists, collectors of botanical art and those interested in botany, horticulture, ecology and conservation. BAC encourages its members to extend their knowledge and skills by learning through classes, workshops, and lectures. We also seek to collaborate with other like-minded organizations to bring botanical art to broader audiences.

Further information about BAC can be found on our website at:

Sunday, August 20, 2017
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Nature and Torah in Toronto

10:30 AM Biblical and Talmudic Botany Tour of the Toronto Botanical Garden
777 Lawrence Ave., North York

Enjoy the beautiful garden as you learn about:
– How a Jewish exile taught Americans that tomatoes are not poisonous, paving the way for pizza and ketchup
– Edible lilies, from Egyptian gods to your last bagel

8:00 PM Torah and Jewish History Through Food and Drink at the BAYT
Come see and hear nature and Torah as you’ve never experienced them before as you enjoy refreshments related to the topics of Dr. Greenberg’s illustrated presentation.

You’ll learn about:
– Noah’s wine versus Pharaoh’s beer: The barroom brawl and culture war that shaped Jewish history
– How the expression “land of milk and honey” changed from Moses’ blessing to Isaiah’s curse


The BAYT (Beth Avraham Yoseph of Toronto Congregation) is located at 613 Clark Ave. West, Thornhill.
Reserve a place by Monday, Aug. 14 at Admission is $15.

About Dr. Greenberg
Jon Greenberg earned his Ph.D. in agronomy at Cornell University and conducted research at the US Dept. of Agriculture and University of Pennsylvania. He is a frequent speaker at synagogues and botanical gardens, and the author of Contact him at


Sunday, August 20, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Urban Beekeeping Series Group A & B

The Urban Beekeeping Series is taught by seasoned beekeeping instructors and long-time members of the urban beekeeping group, Toronto Beekeeper’s Cooperative. This series gives you hands-on experience with managing hives, as well as provides you with simple steps to support honeybees and other important pollinators in the city, whether you intend to keep your own bees or just enjoy learning about their care.

Including in-class and “in-hive” components, this series provides grounding in basic beekeeping.
Instructors: Mylee Nordin, Cathy Kozma and Oliver Couto.

Group A: PG17W20 & Group B: PG17W21 – Session 6 of 8: Honey Jarring & Processing
Sunday, Aug. 20, 1 to 4 p.m.
Learn how to harvest honey, so that it is ready to enjoy and share, and render wax to be used in candles, soap and lip balm.


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