Fresh City Farms

Fresh City Greenhouse, Downsview Park

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In a Nutshell

A city-farming workshop teaches house, apartment, and condo dwellers basic organic growing techniques and gives them a seed kit and booklet

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jul 24, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Registration required at least 7 days in advance; subject to availability. 24hr cancellation notice required. Valid only for workshops on select dates. Groupon customers who sign-up for Fresh City Box service (starting at $27.99) can get a free bunch of local flowers with each delivery until April 30th. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Locally sourced food, like WiFi, can either be found at a café or stolen from the neighbours. Avoid bandwidth banditry with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $29 for an organic city-farming workshop for one (a $64.99 value)
  • $55 for an organic city-farming workshop for two (a $129.98 value)
  • $79 for an organic city-farming workshop for three (a $194.97 value)

At Intro to Organic City Farming workshops, students learn the basics of soil and seed selection as well as strategies for planting, preparing for the growing season, and chasing off insects. Held at Fresh City Farms' greenhouse in Downsview Park, the workshops cater to the capacities of city dwellers. After sessions, each participant receives an organic seed-starting kit and booklet. Workshops take place at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the following Sundays: April 14, April 28, and May 12. Classes will be capped at 20–25 students. Based on demand, Fresh City Farms may open more dates or make the following workshops available: City Dirt: Growing Food in Urban Soils, Urban Homesteading, Intro to Starting Seedlings, and Terrarium Basics.

Fresh City

Fresh City is Toronto's city farm. They deliver a weekly bag of fresh, organically grown food right to your door. Their workshops and tours help turn eaters into makers.

The age-old art of growing your own delicious, garden fresh food is making a comeback with classes such as Mighty Micro Greens and Sprouts. Fun with Fermented Foods teaches students how to preserve the food they've grown, as does Canning Basics.

The Fresh City workshop team is made up of dedicated teachers, foodies, and sustainable farmers. They are passionate about growing and eating local, sustainably-produced food and helping their community improve access to healthy, top-quality food year-round.

Customer Reviews

I enjoyed this workshop and it was held in a cool coffee shop if never been to.
Melissa M. · July 27, 2014
There was a lot of information to take in, it was great!
Jennifer T. · June 18, 2014
Our course leader Phil was fantastic. I highly recommend this course.
Vince D. · May 15, 2014

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