7pm — Wednesday, April 13

URBAN PERMACULTURE: CENTRAL Creating sustainable cities LIBRARY Are cities inherently destructive to the environment? Do
they have to be filled with concrete, cars, and pollution or can they be places where nature and people thrive? Come and learn how permaculture - a system of ecological design - can help to create sustainable human communities that connect people to nature and to each other.

251 Dundas Street Stevenson & Hunt Room A

Free!

No registration required.
Two hour free validated parking in the Citi Plaza during the Library hours BECKY ELLIS has recently completed an M.A in Socio-cultural Anthropology which focused on a community garden in Toronto and the role it plays in building neighbourhood democracy. In January 2010 she completed an intensive Permaculture Design Course. Currently she teaches Food Policy in the Sustainable Food Systems program at St Lawrence College. She also creates and conducts environmental education workshops for both adults and children and am an avid community gardener.

7 pm — Wednesday, April 20

URBAN AGRICULTURE:

Sowing change one garden at a time

People across North America are looking for sustainable and healthy ways to grow food. Community gardens, spin gardening, urban farms, and backyard chickens are just some of the ways of growing food within cities. Come and learn about the most inspiring urban agriculture projects and the benefits of growing food in the city for the environment and human health, and creating stronger urban communities.