Tours/Offsite Workshops (half day)

 

Visit exceptional and inspiring urban agriculture projects and producers across the Greater Toronto Area. All Tours/Offsite Workshops will run rain or shine and will leave from Ryerson University Student Campus Centre - Lobby (55 Gould Street).  All morning Tours/Offsite Workshops will leave promptly at 8:30am; all afternoon Tours/Offsite Workshops will leave promptly at 1pm.

Space is limited. Register Today for Summit programming, training, and tours.
 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15 – RYERSON UNIVERSITY

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

LOCATION

8:30 AM–12:30 PM

Growing Food, Growing Health - Rooftop Healing Garden and Greenhouse Tour

Learn how the Stop Community Food Centre, the Canadian Mental Health Association, and CEntral Toronto Health Centres structure their programs to help participants learn how to grown food for themselves and their community while developing social support networks and improving mental and physical health outcomes.

Departing from / returning to Ryerson University (location TBA)

$50 delegates;

$75 non-delegates

Kelly Hashemi, Agency Events and Communications Coordinator, Native Child and Family Services of Toronto; Liz Curran, YIMBY/Global Roots Garden Coordinator, The Stop Community Food Centre; Kristin Wheatcroft, Community Garden Coordinator at Central Toronto Community Health Centre; Alex Lamoureux, Family Clinician, Canadian Mental Health Association

Native Family Centre (30 College Street);

The Stop Community Food Centre (1884 Davenport Road)

8:30 AM–12:30 PM

Say “Yes” to School Grown Food: Whole 9 Yards

Learn about FoodShare’s Whole 9 yards Project which demonstrates innovative and replicable approaches to growing, harvesting, processing and incorporating fresh produce into schools. Transit fare (return) provided.

 

Departing from / returning to Ryerson University (location TBA)

$50 delegates;

$75 non-delegates

Meredith Hayes, Student Nutrition and School Program Senior Manager, FoodShare; Justin Nadeau, School Food Garden Coordinator, FoodShare; James Davis, School Food Innovations Coordinator, FoodShare

Bendale Business and Technical Institute School

1:00 PM5:00 PM

Downtown Financial District Local Food Tour

Learn about and visit the new farmers market project developed by Alimentary Initiative at the ING Direct, and experience a private behind the scenes guided tour of Fairmont Royal York’s pioneering rooftop garden and apiary project. Transit fare (return) provided.

 

Locations included: ING Direct and Fairmont Royal York Rooftop Garden and Beekeeping

Departing from / returning to Ryerson University (location TBA)

 

$50 delegates;

$75 non-delegates

Melanie Coates, Head Beekeeper & Chair Environmental Committee, The Fairmont Royal York; Marjorie Mason, Author, Garrden Designer, Mason Hogue Gardens; Collin Thornton, Executive Chef, The Fairmont Royal York; Melissa Berney, Education Committee Member, Toronto Beekeepers’ Co-operative; Aruna Handa, Ph.D, Founder Alimentary Initiatives

ING Direct Café (221 Yonge Street);

The Fairmont Royal York (100 Front Street West)

 

1:00 PM5:00 PM

Edible Landscapes in Schools Workshop

Working collaboratively with school boards, parents and teachers to create food gardens on school grounds. At the award-winning Evergreen Brickworks. Transit fare (return) provided.

 

Departing from / returning to Ryerson University (location TBA)

$50 delegates;

$75 non-delegates

Heidi Campbell, Senior Landscape Designer, Evergreen; Aimee Carson, Community Development Manager, Evergreen

Evergreen Brickworks (550 Bayview Avenue)

SATURDAY AUGUST 18 – RYERSON UNIVERSITY

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

LOCATION

8:30 AM–12:30 PM

Yes In My Backyard and Urban Fruit Tree Tour

Tour a Toronto neighbourhood for an on-the-ground perspective of innovative food production programs on residential property. You'll see first-hand how the Stop's YIMBY program has landowners and their neighbours growing food together. Then try your hand at picking fruit in the concrete jungle as the bounty from backyard fruit trees transforms into a community asset for all to share. At Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street, Barn 4. Transit fare (return) provided.

Departing from / returning to Ryerson University (location TBA)

$50 delegates;

$75 non-delegates

Liz Curran, MSW, YIMBY/Global Roots Garden Coordinator, The Stop Community Food Centre; Laura Reinsborough, Founder/Director, Not Far From the Tree

Wychwood Barns (601 Christie Street, Barn 4)

8:30 AM–12:30 PM

Urban Farm Tour: Black Creek and Fresh City Farm

An interactive tour of two urban farms: Black Creek Pioneer Village and Fresh City Farms. Includes guided tours, presentation and private bus transportation.

Departing from / returning to Ryerson University (location TBA)

$125 delegates;

$150 non-delegates

Gavin Dandy, Farm Director Everdale; Ran Goel Co-Founder, Fresh City Farm

Black Creek Pioneer Village & Fresh City Farms

1:00 PM–5:00 PM

Downtown Eastside: Carrot Common & Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services

An interactive tour of the green roof at Carrot Green Roof (Carrot Common) and Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services. Transit fare (return) provided.

 

Departing from / returning to Ryerson University (location TBA)

$50 delegates;

$75 non-delegates

Kimberly Curry, Carrot Green Roof; Lara Mrosovsky, Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services

Carrot Common

(348 Danforth Avenue) & Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services (3079 Danforth Avenue)

1:00 PM5:00 PM

Integrative Pest Management For Organic Orchard Trees

Combination of hands on learning and discussion around agricultural best practices, interface with institutional partners and keeping momentum in the food movement. At the Ben Nobleman Park. Transit fare (return) provided.

Departing from / returning to Ryerson University (location TBA)

$50 delegates;

$75 non-delegates

Susan Poizner, Founder, Growing for Green; Ray Martinez, Articling Agrologist Specialist in Fruit Tree

(109 Lotherton Pathway Toronto)

1:00 PM–5:00 PM

Concrete to Carrots: Building Productive School Gardens on Asphalt

Learn how to build a raised bed with compressed Earth Block (CEB). They add weeks to each end of the season by heating up quickly, and can be easily outfitted with row covers for winter greens.  Transit fare (return) provided.

Departing from / returning to Ryerson University (location TBA)

$50 delegates;

$75 non-delegates

Sunday Harrison, Executive Director, Green Thumbs Growing Kids; Cassie Scott, Operations Manager, Green Thumbs Growing Kids

Rose Avenue Junior Public School

(675 Ontario Street)

1:00 PM–5:00 PM

The Permaculture Project GTA

The Permaculture Project GTA invites participants on a critical walk within Toronto, discussing and exploring hands-on permaculture! At Permaculture GTA Headquarters. Transit fare (return) provided.

Departing from / returning to Ryerson University (location TBA)

$50 delegates;

$75 non-delegates

Toyin Coker, Founder and Director of The Permaculture Project GTA;

Jacob Moreland, Occupy Gardens Coordinator; Zora Ignjatovic, Gardener, Permaculturist, Commuity Animator

The Permaculture GTA Headquarters (160 Bartley Drive)

Space is limited. Register Today for Summit programming, training, and tours.
 
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