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2012 Events

 

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Tour

 

ColdFrames In Action

 

Sunday 14 October 2012, 11 am - 1 pm

 

posted October 21, 2012, 9:45am

 

Today's weather is wonderful and sunny. Join us! See how easy and effective it can be to grow foods outdoors even after the unseasonably cool weather we've experienced in recent weeks.

 

Sunday, 21 October 2012, 1pm - 3pm

 

these are separate events, separate dates at different times; not a two-part series

 

Cost: $20- per person. Please pre-register: coldframes @ gmail . com or 416 . 469-9507 (ext 2)

Tour inventive new designs, new materials, and innovative applications, in a broad range of micro-climates in the heart of Toronto, beside the Don Valley.

Based on a range of unique resources – still, as always - these are Kyla Dixon-Muir’s original uses of no-cost or low-cost recycled materials.

Learn about planting, watering, and ventilation strategies for over-wintering crops, for late-fall-through-winter-into-spring harvests and winter re-seedings, plus more for early spring head-starts.

See how these organic gardening techniques can be applied in small spaces for home yards, or for school or for community garden or allotment plots, as well as for hoop houses or unheated greenhouses. Maximize the use of existing garden space and minimize fossil fuels instead of buying fresh foreign produce through our coldest months.

Ripen your gardening with my Hundred Footstep Diet !

This tour is particularly suited to community garden leaders and to school teachers and horticultural/agricultural society organizers and master gardeners; individuals with food gardening experience are also welcome. Learn techniques for growing foods, and tips to develop programmes for fall-through-winter-into-spring organic gardening in spaces as small or as large as your locale and budget permit.

Again, as always, we will be selling ColdFraming materials and some of our garden's seeds and plants for fundraising. at these tours.

Join in: see new designs, get inspired, keep your garden growing longer. This will be our first-ever hybrid tour that also explores fall-through-winter-into spring strategies.

 

 

Saturday 4 February 2012, 10am - 3pm

Seedy Saturday at Pickering Recreation Complex, 1867 Valley Farm Road


Saturday 25 February 2012, 9:30am - 4pm

Seedy Saturday Peel, at Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga, 84 South Service Road

Kyla will also be leading a presentation in the workshop room.

 

 

posted April 23, 2012

Wow! It has been such an early, busy spring that we were unable to get online to post most of the public events in which we participated. These included Seedy Saturday events and other speaking engagements all across the GTA and beyond. At many of the fundraising events we also offered free Presentations and Workshops on ColdFraming and other Season Extension Techniques to help folks "Start Your Garden Early".

We heard lots of comments about the warm weather over this winter, and the abundance of kale and brussels sprouts that weren't even sheltered. As we update postings today, rain and snow and strong winds are forecast. In the heat last week we transplanted out squash seedlings. We'll be using our ColdFrames on a variety of crops right through at least the end of May and maybe into early June. They're not just for leafy greens -- we move them from crop to crop to provide advantages to a broad range of produce as it is planted.

There will be tours in May. Join us: learn the strategies, and see the benefits!

 

 

Tour

 

ColdFrames In Action

 

Sunday 20 May 2012, 11 am - 1 pm

 

Sunday, 27 May 2012, 1pm - 3pm

 

these are separate events, separate dates at different times, not a two-part series

 

Cost: $20- per person. Please pre-register: coldframes @ gmail . com or 416 . 469-9507 (ext 2)

Details are generally the same as in years before, so please review last spring's posting, below, for detailed information.

Again, as always, we will be selling ColdFraming materials and some of our garden's seeds and plants for fundraising. at these tours.

Join in: see new designs, get inspired, keep your garden growing longer. This will be our first-ever hybrid tour that also explores fall-through-winter-into spring strategies.

posted Sunday 27 May, 2012 7:30am

Downtown Toronto's weather is mediated by proximity to the lake, and most weather events miss us. THE TOUR IS GOING AHEAD. WE HAVE PLENTY OF UMBRELLAS -- AND EXPECT TO NEED THEM FOR SUN, NOT RAIN. We have safe shelter if necessary; but Environment Canada forecasts say POP is low, barometer is rising, and the sattelite images show clear skies through dinner time. COME TO THE TOUR!

 

 

Stay tuned for more 2012 events, as they are confirmed.

 
 
 
 
 

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