Skills/Training Workshops (half day)

 

In addition to core Summit programming, we are pleased to offer professional and practical training on the organizing, financing, design, installation and sustainability of various types of urban agriculture projects, offered by project leaders or other experts in the field. Training takes place at Ryerson University - Architecture Building (325 Church Street).

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15 – RYERSON UNIVERSITY ARCHITECTURE BUILDING

HALF-DAY – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES AND SPECIAL SKILLS/TRAINING WORKSHOPS

ROOM

8:30 AM–12 NOON

Integrated Water Management for Buildings and Sites Course

Design and performance of integrated site and building water management systems based on the “Net Zero Water” concept.

This course is approved by GBCI, LA CES, OAA and GRHC for continuing education/professional development hours.

 

$175 delegates;

$199 non-delegates

Jeffrey L. Bruce, President, GRP, FASLA, LEED, ASIC, President, Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company, Chair, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

ARC300E

8:30 AM–12 NOON

Make Money as an Urban Farmer with SPIN-Farming®

Learn the basics of SPIN (s-mall p-lot in-tensive) Farming, a franchise-like vegetable farming system that makes it possible to earn $50,000+gross from a half acre.

Note: Additional seats added. Sign up now.

$175 delegates;

$199 non-delegates

Curtis Stone, Owner, Operator of Green City Acres

ARC202 (The Pit)

8:30 AM–12 NOON

Season Extension: Cold Frame Design And Building Techniques Course

In this interactive workshop, participants will learn hands-on how to design and build a cold frame to grow fresh produce through all four seasons. Three different styles of cold frames will be demonstrated including using upcycled materials, using new materials commonly found at home-improvement stores, and building a commercial model cold frame. Participants will also learn best practices in choosing plants for the cold frame, managing and caring for the plants, and planning it into the garden rotation.

 

$50 delegates;

$75 non-delegates

Kim Fox, Research Assistant, Center for Studies in Food Security, Ryerson University

Christopher Wong, Co-Founder, Young Urban Farmers

ARC400H

8:30 AM–12 NOON

Integrated Urban Homestead

Turn an urban homestead into an integrated and sustainable, social enterprise.

$50 delegates;

$75 non-delegates

Phil Ferraro, GRP Certified Permaculture Designer, Director, Atlantic Living Walls/Fortune Bay Eco-Design

ARC200A

12:30 PM–4:15 PM

Compost 101: Growing Power Style

Join Growing Power Founder and CEO Will Allen in a hands on workshop on building soil through restaurant waste, including the business case for a sustainable non-profit compost operation.

 

$175 delegates; $199 non-delegates

Will Allen, CEO, Growing Power

21 Gerrard St - Garden

12:30 PM–4:15 PM

Building Municipal Urban Agriculture Policy Change

Erika Allen will lead a training session on how to build critical mass and supportive policies with your municipal government to support urban agriculture and community operated food systems. She will focus on her Chicago experience from former Mayor Richard M. Daley to current Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

 

$175 delegates;

$199 non-delegates

Erika Allen, Chicago and National Outreach Manager, Growing Power

ARC200A

12:30 PM–4:15PM

Introduction to Rooftop Urban Agriculture Course

Multiple approaches to growing food on rooftops through design and maintenance principles, and case studies drawn from across North America

 

This course is approved by LA CES, OAA, and GRHC for continuing education/professional development hours.

 

$175 delegates;

$199 non-delegates

Ben Flanner, Head Farmer, President, Brooklyn Grange

ARC202 (The Pit)

12:30 PM–4:15 PM

A to Z of Container Gardening Workshop

Innovative ways to support out-of-soil growing ventures using Sub-irrigated planters (SIP) and out of soil “ready to grow kits.

$50 delegates;

$75 non-delegates

Johanne Daoust, Urban Rooftop Vegetable Gardener; Zora Ignjatovic, Gardener, Permaculturist & Community Animator

ARC400H

SATURDAY AUGUST 18 – RYERSON UNIVERSITY ARCHITECTURE BUILDING

HALF-DAY – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES AND SPECIAL SKILLS/TRAINING WORKSHOPS

ROOM

12:30 PM–4:15 PM

Urban Mushroom Growing Workshop

Methods for mushroom cultivation that are easy to initiate in an urban setting. Includes: Basic ingredients for growing mushrooms to take home.

$50 delegates;

$75 non-delegates

Marcus Lobb, Coordinator, Concordia City Farm School

ARC200A (The Pit)

12:30 PM–4:15 PM

Harnessing The Power Of Co-operatives For Urban Agriculture

Interested in forming an urban growers’ co-op?  Get equipped with the knowledge, resources and skills your need at this ½ day workshop.

$50 delegates;

$75 non-delegates

Hannah Renglich, Animator, Local Organic Food Co-ops Network;

Glenn Valliere, Purchasing Manager, Ontario Natural Food Co-op; Peter Cameron, Co-op Development Manager, Ontario Co-op Association

ARC300E

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