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.

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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 info@kidsgrowing.ca 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.

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A City Kitchen Garden That Heals

The Garden Project brings aboriginal people from Vancouver’s downtown eastside to the UBC Farm, and teaches them how to farm, then to eat together, and to bring that food back home with them.

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How to Sprout In 3 Easy Ways (Workshop)

You will learn proven, easy and effective ways to grow fresh, energy boosting and exceptional sprouts guaranteed. You will get personal training, special perks and your own starter kit. There is an informative 1.5 hour workshop taking place each day of Friday May 7, 14, 28 and Jun 11, 25 from 6:30-8 PM (each workshop is a repeat of the first one) at FoodCycles city farm (http://bit.ly/1GYyWQ). You can register for 37 CDN (http://bit.ly/9aZqgh) and members/volunteers/CSA shareholders get this workshop for 27 CDN (visit http://bit.ly/cpUtqH or email foodcycles@gmail.com for more info). You can also “Pay What You Think Is Fair” either online or if you drop in at the door. There are usually only 15 spots for each workshop!

Continue Reading April 29, 2010 at 7:55 pm Leave a comment

Attention: Your Food Is Turning to Ash

The world is running out of cheap mined fertilizer used in chemically destructive farming that grows your supermarket food. It’s burning up as fast cheap gasoline oil. According to Carlos Leifert, “Organic farming methods ‘are the only way forward,’ … ‘Even in the short term, organic is the only way to achieve acceptable yields.’”

Continue Reading April 23, 2010 at 12:31 pm Leave a comment

One Way For Young Farmers to Start

A nationwide program is looking for young Canadians serious about farming as an occupation

Continue Reading April 20, 2010 at 12:08 pm Leave a comment

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