Tours/Offsite Workshops (full day)

 

Visit exceptional and inspiring urban agriculture projects and producers across the Greater Toronto Area. All full day Tours/Offsite Workshops leave promptly at 8:30am from Ryerson University Student Campus Centre - Lobby (55 Gould Street).  Rain or Shine.

SATURDAY AUGUST 18 – RYERSON UNIVERSITY

FULL-DAY – TOURS AND OFFSITE WORKSHOPS - Departing from / returning to Ryerson University Student Campus Centre (55 Gould Street)

LOCATION

8:30 AM–4:15 PM

Introduction to Organic Gardening and Permaculture Workshop

This hands-on workshop introduces permaculture theory and ways to apply it in your home or community garden. Presented by Jane Hayes (Garden Jane) in High Park.

Transit fare (return) and lunch provided.

Departing from / returning to Ryerson University (location TBA)

$100 delegates;

$125 non-delegates

Jane Hayes, Founder, Garden Jane

High Park

8:30 AM–4:15 PM

Exploring Near-Urban Farms On Public Lands

A peri-urban agriculture tour of the Peel Region and a tour of sites exploring public places that have been reinvented for food production. Includes guided tours, presentation and private bus transportation. Lunch provided.

Departing from / returning to Ryerson University (location TBA)

$125 delegates;

$150 non-delegates

Carolyn Bailey, Urban Agriculture Program Manager, EcoSource;

Deanna Coop, Masters of Arts (Geography) Candidate, University of Guelph

Iceland Urban Agriculture Demonstration Space (5500 Rose Cherry Place); FarmStart McVean Incubator Farm (Hwy 7 Brampton); Albion Hills Community Farm (16500 Highway 50); Living City Farm (9550 Pine Valley Drive)

8:30 AM–4:15 PM

Growing Food Where Urban And Rural Meets

Explore urban agriculture in rapidly urbanizing municipalities through an in-depth tour of Markham. Includes guided tours, presentation and private bus transportation. Lunch provided.

Departing from / returning to Ryerson University (location TBA)

$125 delegates;

$150 non-delegates

Katie Burns, Sustainability Coordinator, Town of Markham;

Jamie Reaume, Executive Director, Holland Marsh Growers Association

Markham Civic Centre (101 Town Centre Boulevard, Markham)

Holland Marsh Growers Association (12-16715 Yonge Street, Suite 296, Newmarket)

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