The 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.
- 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
$239 CAD (GRHC MEMBER)
$265 CAD (NON-MEMBER)