Living in the city does not have to mean gardening is out of the question. We have the ability to grow our own fresh produce in backyards, front yards, balconies etc! Wouldn't it be nice to get tomatoes, peppers, and basil from your own soil? Urban gardening allows us to save money and a trip to the grocery store, as well as having access to healthier, locally grown foods. Gardening season is just around the corner so take advantage of this opportunity to learn, prepare, and meet some great people!
Uniiverse.com invites us to check out four urban gardening workshops from March 11 to March 14 for the Toronto Green Thumb Series:
March 11, 6:30pm - 8:00pm: Start your Organic Backyard Garden
March 12, 6:30 - 8:00pm: Intro to Urban Composting - What to do and why it's important
March 13, 6:00pm - 7:30pm: Spring Seed Starting Workshop March 14, 6:30 - 8:00pm: Indoor Gardening Workshop: Learn to grow veggies indoors all year round!
All four workshops will take place at the Uniiverse headquarters near St.Lawrence Market.
To view more details and to book your spot in any of the workshops, check out: http://www.uniiverse.com/greenthumbTO
RSVP: To sign up for this Wednesday's Spring Seed Starting Workshop specifically, please RSVP on this meetup and get your $10 ticket here: https://www.uniiverse.com/listings/young-urban-farmers-spring-seed-starting-workshop-toronto-3GNNS (more information about the workshop also found at this link.)
More info about this workshop:
In this hour and a half hour workshop, Young Urban Farmers co-founder Christopher Wong will teach participants how to save money and enjoy fresh, delicious produce by starting their own seeds now through the beginning of the outdoor growing season.
Participants will learn how to select the appropriate seeds for their gardens, understand the differences between heirloom, hybrid, and GMO seeds, learn what to direct seed and what to start indoors beforehand, creating or purchasing the right soil mix, choosing supplementary lighting, and troubleshooting common challenges that may arise.
At the end of the workshop, participants will receive their own tray of seeds they have started during the workshop, a handout on seed starting tips, as well as a package of seeds to start at a later date.
Young Urban Farmers is a Toronto-based company that helps people grow their own fresh food in the city. For the past 5 years, we've helped people across the city grow fresh vegetables, herbs, and fruit in backyards, front yards, balconies, and rooftops.
Young Urban Farmers believe in making gardening fun, simple and enjoyable, using organic and biodynamic methods you can feel proud of eating and sharing with your friends and family.
Food and eating unite us all. At Young Urban Farmers, we hope you will join us on our gardening and eating adventure while enjoying a bountiful harvest this summer.