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Canada Blooms: A Learning Experience in Spring

Canada Blooms is a learning experience as well as a treat for the senses.

Canada Blooms is a learning experience as well as a treat for the senses.

Canada Blooms, starting this Friday, March 11th, isn’t merely a spring exhibit of gardens and a chance to smell hyacinths en masse weeks before they actually bloom in Toronto. (Although that is one of the best reasons to go: breathing in the glorious scent of spring.) One of the lesser known, but most valuable aspects of Canada Blooms is its educational opportunities from the many speakers and workshops at the event. Your show ticket gives you free access to Canada Bloom’s excellent speaker series which includes garden experts from around the horticultural world. Expert garden speakers this year cover topics like native species, pest and diseases, growing herbs for teas, planting for pollinators, fabulous foliage, (especially for shade gardens – insiders note, this will be a great one, it’s by gardener/photographer/Toronto Gardens blogger Helen Battersby who has awesome photos) growing vegetables and ornamentals in containers, butterfly gardens, low-maintenance gardening, gardening with kids, floral design, including wedding arrangements, small-space and schoolyard gardens, the importance of soil in gardens, gardening for wildlife, biodiversity and monarch butterflies, and landscaping, among many others.

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Eat, drink & support local sustainable economy at the Brewer’s Plate, 2013


April 17th is the 6th instalment of a beer and food lover’s fantasy.

The Brewer’s plate highlights, supports and promotes local economies and the entrepreneurs that make them up. Specifically, the ones who make and serve beer and fare with a care for craft.

Proceeds for the annual event go to Not Far From The Tree, a great local non-profit that harvests fruit on private and public property, then divides it between the pickers, the owners and charity. Continue »