This is why The Green Living Show – taking place at the Direct Energy Centre April 25- 27 – wants to demonstrate how to protect and increase our urban tree canopy and teach visitors how to grow their own fresh fruits and vegetables in the middle of the city.
The Urban Forest Pavilion
Toronto’s 10.2 million trees provide essential environmental, social and economic benefits, and this year the Green Living Show has partnered with Ontario Wood, TD Friends of the Environment and Forests Ontario to learn what we can do to protect our trees.
“The damage from the December ice storm was significant and unprecedented,” says Mark Cullen, Canada’s most famous garden expert and founding Chair of Trees For Life, which is dedicated to doubling the tree canopy in urban spaces across Canada. “Taking action now is vital to preserving our tree-lined streets.”
Show attendees can explore the forest pavilion, talk to arborists and learn how to care for their trees and lessen the impact of storm and insect damage.
The Urban Forest Pavilion will also host 16 artisans and craftsmen displaying a gallery of beautiful, hand-crafted furniture and art salvaged from trees that fell victim to the ice storm and other native Ontario species.
“As the population in urban centres becomes denser, it’s even more essential to look at creative ways to farm within the city which will increase access to fresh, local produce for everyone,” adds Simmonds.
Partnering with Boreal Agrominerals Inc., a producer of naturally occurring minerals from an ancient Northern Ontario volcano that enhances soil dynamics and increases nutritional value in crops; as well as several Toronto community gardens: Black Creek Community Farm and Everdale Organic Farm, The Green Living Show has created a feature that demonstrates community shared crop farming in urban centres.
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Saturday, April 26 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 27 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.