Location – 9:30 am -12:00 pm: NEW COLLEGE LIBRARY (20 Willcocks Street)

9.30 am – Coffee & Light Snacks, New College Welcome & Workshop Introduction:
Sharing Histories of Urban Gardening

10:00 am – 11:00 am: Roundtable: Indigenous & Newcomer growers share practical knowledge of
gardening for food security

11:00 am – 11:25 am: Toronto Urban Growers & grower-to-grower initiatives

11:25 am – 12:00 pm n: Introductions & Discussions.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Lunch from Syrian newcomer caterers Beroea Kitchen

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: All-day participants travel by pre-arranged chartered bus to UTSC


2:00 pm – 3:30 pm: UTSC farm & garden tours with & informal group conversations

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Sharing community growing stories from the Danforth, Parkdale, Scarborough
and elsewhere: Access Alliance & Greenest City community gardeners from Caribbean, Bengali,
Tamil, Tibetan backgrounds; Refreshments from community caterers

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Histories & Futures of the GTA’s Urban Agriculture: Keynote Session 

5.30 pm: TTC express buses from UTSC to Kennedy subway

(Note: There is paid visitors’ parking at UTSC that people are welcome to access on their own – see the university website – but TTC is the easiest & quickest mode of transport in
the evening if returning downtown, therefore no additional arrangements are being made).

ASSOCIATES & SPONSORS: Access Alliance Danforth; Culinaria Research Centre; Evergreen
Brickworks; Greenest City; Ho Centre for Buddhist Studies; Intellectual Community Fund UofT
Department of History; Milky Way Community Garden, Parkdale; New College; Toronto Urban
Growers; UTSC Campus Farm & Edible Campus Initiative; UTSC Partnerships Office

We wish to acknowledge this land on which the University of Toronto operates. For
thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and
most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. Today, this meeting place is still the home
to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the
opportunity to live, study, work, and grow on this land.

Date: June 18th, 2019
Start Time: 9:30am