If you are new to vegetable gardening
Learn the fundamentals of organic growing that will help you to have a productive season whether you’re growing in your backyard or on a balcony. You’ll learn how the direction your garden faces influences which crops will grow best on your site, how to assess your soil quality, and when to plant different vegetables outdoors.
Take your vegetable garden to the next level this year! This workshop will give you insight into plant families that can help you make your garden healthier and boost yields. Learn to make the most of limited space with interplanting, crop rotation and succession planting, and discover the benefits of companion planting.
Orlando Lopez and Liz Kirk will be teaching the techniques of seed starting - you will learn essential techniques for growing strong seedlings, make your own biodegradable, ready to plant seed starter pots, and take home a seed tray with potted seeds and seedlings. You will also receive vegetable seeds that you can plant in your garden.
DIY Containers for balconies, patios, porches and backyards - Build your own low cost container for your balcony or backyard, leave with a self-watering container you built, seedlings, seeds, and learn how to grow your plants in containers for an abundant harvest!
At this workshop, you will learn how to set up a home vermicomposting system, care for your worms, and harvest castings from your bin. You will go home with everything you need to begin worm composting at home: our home-grown red wrigglers, bins, coconut coir bedding, eggshells and finished worm castings.
The Intensive Leadership and Facilitator Training (ILFT) - A Dismantling Racism Through the Food System Training will be offered in Toronto from May 22 to 24, 2015. For the second time, FoodShare Toronto and its partners will be inviting the stellar trainers of Growing Food and Justice for All Initiative (GFJI).
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Got bugs on your balcony? Wilted plants in your yard? Join us as we explore organic pest management for food gardens with practical tips for creating lush and healthy gardens. You will learn about: Common pests in the garden, Organic pest control options, Importance of plant diversity for healthy gardens
Learn the secrets of making an all-star chutney - using a mix of diverse and vibrant ingrediants including mangoes and ontario grown. Sybil Pinnock will teach the techniques of making chutneys from start to finish.