FoodCycles First 2010 On-Farm Market Tomorrow

You will taste fresh local natural food with no chemicals right in the city at FoodCycles first on-farm market at Downsview Park ( from 10 am-3 pm with tours at 11 am and 1 pm.

Continue Reading July 9, 2010 at 8:32 pm Leave a comment

FoodCycles Annual General Meeting 2010

Calling all members and friends to the very first FoodCycles AGM! All are welcome and the event itself is free to attend, however only members can vote. You can purchase a membership anytime from now until the day of (click here, $25 lasts for the year, until end of Dec).

Continue Reading July 5, 2010 at 5:15 pm Leave a comment

Job: Community Garden Coordinator (f/t permanent)

The Stop Community Food Centre uses food and food access as a tool for community development in the Davenport West and Wychwood Heights neighbourhoods of Toronto. The Community Garden Coordinator works as a member of the urban agriculture team to engage community members to participate in community gardening in order to improve participants’ access to healthy food, reduce social isolation, and increase knowledge about how to grow food.


Continue Reading June 23, 2010 at 4:20 am Leave a comment

How the Toronto “Buzz” Is On the Rise

Apparently beekeeping is taking off in Toronto with an insane level of “buzz”. In fact, Greg Thomson has been seeing his beekeeping supplies sales going up…

Continue Reading May 24, 2010 at 6:46 pm Leave a comment

How Cow Poop Could Power Your Internet

At a recent energy sustainability conference, Hewlett Packard (HP) presented a paper about how cow poop could be used to power the sort of data centres that big companies like Google or Internet service providers depend on. Those kind of centres are some big bedrocks of the Internet.

Continue Reading May 23, 2010 at 10:26 pm Leave a comment

Is City Farming Here to Stay? Good Question.

City farming is really getting into the consciousness and it’s hugely different from the “back to the land” movement of the 60s and 70s. Just as Sunday Harrison of Green Thumbs Growing Kids once said to me, “Farming alone is the stupidest thing you can do.” It’s isolating and human beings want to be a part of something bigger — in fact humans have only survived because of the ability to stick together.

Continue Reading May 21, 2010 at 5:38 am Leave a comment

Eater’s Manifesto Official Book of a University

University of Wisconsin-Madison has been giving a copy of Pollan’s “Food” book to all incoming students. Its definitely sparked debate and even riled up some farmers – particularly conventional ones as well as raising a lot of thorny issues that need to be discussed. UW Madison has even encouraged professors to use it their courses whoever they are and whatever they teach.

Continue Reading May 11, 2010 at 4:18 am Leave a comment

Agora and Beet in CONTACT Photo Festival 2010

Discover some remarkable photography this May at Agora Cafe and Beet Organic Cafe — both of whom are part of Toronto’s biggest neighbourhood Contact Photography Festival in the Junction. You can go and enjoy the exhibits anytime at Agora or the Beet during normal business hours.

Continue Reading May 2, 2010 at 4:03 pm Leave a comment

GTGK Garden Party & Flower Tasting Fundraiser 2010

Green Thumbs Growing Kids is throwing an exciting, fun party with refreshing entertainment and remarkable food on Sunday, May 16 from 1-4 PM at Allan Gardens Children Conservatory. There will be a stimulating silent auction and an exceptional menu (check the updates on the GTGK blog). You will be supporting hands on school food and gardening education — adult tickets are 50 CDN and kids go free. You can purchase tickets online. You can also RSVP by contacting GTGK at and pay at the door. A receipt for a portion of the ticket cost can be issued. Get more details here.

Continue Reading May 2, 2010 at 3:31 pm Leave a comment

FoodCycles Makes Top 10 in Green Innovation Awards

FoodCycles was one of the top 10 finalists out of 127 submissions for Toronto’s first Green Innovation Awards. Though FoodCycles didn’t win the award the point of getting the idea of growing tubes out there was just loads of exciting fun.

Continue Reading May 2, 2010 at 2:55 pm Leave a comment

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