Training Course in Toronto: Introduction to Rooftop Urban Agriculture

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Grey to Green ConferenceThe upcoming Grey to Green Conference in Toronto is hosting an Introduction to Rooftop Urban Agriculture training course on Tuesday, May 15.

The half-day course will discuss multiple approaches to growing food on rooftops through design and maintenance principles, and case studies drawn from across North America. The course also includes an 85-page digital course manual and an urban agriculture tour.

Learning Objectives:

  • The diversity of physical applications of urban agriculture and the growing technologies that apply
  • The social, environmental and economic benefits of urban agriculture and rooftop farming
  • The governance, personnel and economic options for implementing urban agriculture and rooftop farming systems and operations
  • The conditions that lead to a successful urban agriculture project
  • Strategies for overcoming common challenges associated with developing an urban agriculture/rooftop farming project
  • Basic installation and maintenance principles

Instructors: Rhonda Teitel-Payne Urban Agriculture and Non-Profit Consultant, Toronto Urban Growers & James Kuhns, Urban Agriculture & Food Development, Toronto Urban Growers

Guest Speaker: Arlene Throness, Urban Farm Manager, Ryerson Urban Farm

Time: 8:30 a.m.  – 12 p.m.
Location: The Daniels Faculty, UofT, 1 Spadina Crescent, Toronto, ON M5S 2J5, Room 215


Register here.