Urban Gardening Seminar

Urban Gardening Seminar

If you’re interested in learning to garden, our office, in partnership with Steven Biggs, Parkview Neighbourhood Garden, and the North York Garden Club, will be hosting an online seminar about basic urban gardening on Wednesday April 7th, from 7 – 8:30pm.

Topics covered will include:

  • Organic vegetable and herb gardening in containers and small spaces;
  • Indoor seed starting; and
  • How to grow vegetables and herbs in your yard.

This online workshop is organized by Councillor Filion’s office, in partnership with community groups and garden instructors including Steven Biggs, Parkview Neighbourhood Garden, and the North York Garden Club.

You can join the meeting at: https://toronto.webex.com/toronto/onstage/g.php?MTID=e5dc549899b43459037c9781657aa1ff9

Event password: Garden

Join by phone: +1-416-915-6530

Event number: 133 606 0009

 

About the panelists

Steven Biggs – Food Garden Life Media

Torontonian Steven Biggs helps people grow food. Steven’s own yard includes a driveway straw-bale garden, rooftop kitchen garden, wicking beds, an edible-themed front yard, and fruit plantings. In his work as a horticulturist, college instructor, broadcaster, and author, he shares ideas about how to creatively use edible plants in the landscape. Steven produces and hosts The Food Garden Life Show. Find Steven at foodgardenlife.com.

Gloria Broks – North York Garden Club

As Past President of the North York Garden Club and a retired North York Principal, Gloria also participates in a number of presentations to Garden groups to promote and share her knowledge for all levels of gardeners. The North York Garden Club mission is to promote the love of gardening to their members and the public through various community outreach activities. They have members with gardens on balconies, front lawns, in their homes and some who have no gardens but like to help with gardens in the community. Find out more at: http://www.northyorkgardenclub.ca/

Michel Klamph – Parkview Neighbourhood Garden

Michel Klamph has volunteered for 10 years at Parkview Neighbourhood Garden (PNG), a volunteer run, grassroots, organic garden with its emphasis on community building and contributing to food security. As a plant starter for the garden, she starts all seedings in her condo using recycled materials. Knowing the importance of gardening, Michel likes to share her tips and tricks for growing vegetables such as beans, tomatoes, potatoes and herbs at home, indoors, on a balcony or in a backyard.  Look for her instructional videos for at-home vegetable gardening on the PNG’s Instagram and Facebook. Find more info at: https://www.parkviewneighbourhoodgarden.org/

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