Growing Native Edibles Workshop!

Growing Native Edibles with Garden Guru Lorraine Johnson

Join acclaimed author and garden guru Lorraine Johnson for a workshop on edible native plants to grow in your garden. By growing these delicious plants native to the region, you’ll not only be creating habitat in your patch of green space but also nurturing tasty treats for your dinner table. Become an urban forager…at home.

Registration begins August 18, 2010.

Please RSVP directly to with: your name and phone number

Only 20 spaces are available for this event

About Lorraine Johnson:

“In the more than 15 years that Lorraine Johnson has been writing books and articles – including her latest book, City Farmer: Adventures in Urban Food Growing(Greystone Books, 2010) – she has become known for her unconventional outlook on the world of gardening. Advocating for organics in the days when synthetic chemicals ruled, writing about native plants before most people had heard the term, promoting community gardening when politicians were wary of involving people in parks, profiling guerrilla gardens when the idea still sounded vaguely dangerous, Lorraine has always written about marginal subjects on their way to becoming mainstream.

Lorraine’s writing career follows her passionate interests, and her more than 10 published books have covered a broad range of topics—from composting and native plant gardening to censorship and travel. Unabashedly an advocate, she has been promoting urban food production for decades not only in her writing but in her involvement with numerous community groups and organizations such as the Toronto Community Garden Network, Toronto Botanical Garden, American Community Gardening Association, and others.” – Greg Clow, Taste T.O.
Event information:

Thursday Sept 9, 2010
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost: Pay what you can
Centre for Social Innovation
215 Spadina Ave. Suite 400
Alterna Savings room

Light local snacks and refreshments will be provided

For More Information Please Contact:

Noelle Munaretto
YUFCSA Workshop Coordinator