FoodShare supports Community Gardens and Urban Agriculture across Toronto. Gardeners grow food for their families, build community, and beautify neighbourhoods and we teach children and community members how easy it is to grow bounties in small spaces. Every year, our mid-scale Composting operation processes food scraps to produce over 10,000 kilograms of Toronto’s best compost to feed our gardens and in partnership with the Toronto Beekeepers Cooperative, 1,900 tons of local City honey is harvested. We grow hundreds of pounds of organic food in our onsite Greenhouse and Demonstration Garden, at the Sunshine Market and Garden at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), and facilitate School Grown gardens in partnership with the Toronto District School Board. We also work in partnership with over 70 institutions, community-based organizations and community groups to bring to life food growing projects all over the city.
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, take home a seed tray with potted seeds and seedlings. You will also receive vegetable seeds that you could plant in your garden.More Details »
Join us for a Mead Making Workshop Led by Experienced Mead Maker Catherine Henderson!
Mead is honey wine and is the first alcoholic drink brewed, earlier than wine or beer. We will make a big batch, sample various brews, and talk about the finer points of mead and wine fermentation.
Just starting out, or been gardening for a bit and want to take it to the next level? By the end of this workshop you will leave with a garden plan you designed for your space, with expert help on the needs of your growing environment.
Participants leave with resources (planting schedule guide, annotated bibliography, seeds etc) and garden plan.