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Hort Fair

Thanks to NSERC’s Science Odyssey program, we are offering a one-day Horticulture Fair – exploring post-secondary education and jobs in horticulture.

Friday May 18, 10-5 at Winchester Public School Garden, downtown Toronto

High school students and recent grads will learn about post-secondary education, jobs and careers in horticulture, landscaping and urban agriculture.

Sponsored by NSERC’s Science Odyssey program, which runs from May 11-20, celebrating STEM education.

The presenters of the STEM Horticulture Fair will be practitioners in Landscape and Horticulture Trades, and representatives from local colleges offering certificates in these trades.

We expect this event to draw 100 youth from nearby high schools, as part of their school day, as well as up to 20 youth participants from our Urban Roots Youth program after school. We will schedule the day to create a flow so each class or group has a 30-minute introduction to the trades (6 stations) and a 30-minute hands-on activity in the garden, including plant ID, organic methods of weed control, watering techniques, composting and planting. The site includes raised beds where food is produced for the student population, and other landscape elements such as wheelchair-accessible beds, seating areas, shrubs and trees create an ideal training site.

Group bookings please email, “Hort Fair” in subject line. Individuals may come at any time between 10 and 5.

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