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March Meeting - Jane Hayes - How to impact “Earth Care'' in the City

  • 2023-03-27
  • 19:00 - 21:00
  • Bonar Parkdale Presbyterian Church, 250 Dunn Ave, Toronto, ON M6K 2R9


  • The meeting will start at 7:30PM in person and online.
  • IN PERSON... We will meet at Bonar Parkdale Presbyterian Church, 250 Dunn Ave, just South of Queen Street West. Arrive after 6:30 PM for refreshments and socializing! 
  • ONLINE... We will also be holding the meeting via Zoom. Current Hort members will be sent the Zoom link in the newsletter in the week leading up to the meeting.
  • Non-Hort Members are welcome to attend in-person for a suggested donation of $5 or Pay-What-You-Can. If you want to join the meeting online, please contact info@parkdaletorontohort.com.


Jane Hayes is a Toronto-based community developer, designer, and a founder of Garden Jane and Hoffmann Hayes. Jane is passionate about helping people grow healthy food and a healthy food system. She’s helped bring to life lots of smaller projects, as well as an Urban Agriculture Strategy (Mississauga), ~30 residential building gardens in master planned neighbourhoods; a Permaculture in Ontario map, farmer's markets, commercial foodscapes, and a national school garden program. Helping people grow regenerative livelihoods, businesses and organizations is another passion of Jane's. She holds a MES from York U. She’s on Permaculture Institute of North America’s board of directors and mentors for the Permaculture Women’s Guild PDC.

A drive to earth care is often what calls people to permaculture, yet in Canada about 82% of us are in cities and almost 50% of us are in cities with populations over 100,000. With one third of Canadians (nearly 13 million) renting and almost no one in cities earning their living through agriculture, very few will have a chance to practice permanent agriculture for long. Given the pressures on time and resources for urban dwellers, interested people are challenged in figuring out how, where and with kind of impact they can practice permaculture.

Join us for a presentation on urban permaculture and its impacts in the Greater Toronto Area, followed by a practical conversation on working with where you are at, and growing urban permaculture projects that honour people, the land and have impact. Jane will end her talk with a demonstration on seed balls.

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