The Humber Arboretum hosts workshops, tours, family events and more throughout the year. Advance registration is required for most events. On our calendar below, click on the event you're interested in for more details.
Join the Etobicoke Master Gardeners (EMG) at the Humber Arboretum to learn how to get your garden ready for the coming season.
Organized by Humber College Event Management students, proceeds from the Urban Sugar Shack will go to support the Humber Scholarship Fund and the Humber Arboretum's own Send a Kid to Camp initiative. Here's what the organizers have to say:
"Come celebrate Canada 150 at the Urban Sugar Shack, a unique fundraising event that gives a modern spin to the beloved French-Canadian Sugar Shack and tree tapping tradition. Breathe in the crisp spring air on a guided nature hike along the Humber river and forest. Learn more than you ever knew about early Canadian customs and finally cozy up with a warm hot chocolate, specialty pancakes and fresh homemade maple syrup while enjoying live music at the picturesque Humber Arboretum."
Just what goes on inside that big glass box? Sustainable design secrets, local landscape quirks, and the evolution of ecology all get the pop-up museum treatment in this one-day only exhibit. Humber College students, staff, and the community are invited to visit the award-winning Centre for Urban Ecology inside the Humber Arboretum for this expanded open house.
This is a second offering of the first course in the new Sustainable Urban Beekeeping certificate series available through the Humber Arboretum and Humber College. While bees are struggling in rural environments, they've been thriving in urban ones. If you've been thinking of taking up urban beekeeping, this introduction to the challenges and opportunities of keeping bees in the city is for you. Topics covered include: honeybee anatomy & behaviour, necessary equipment, site selection, laws and registration, available resources, and the beekeeping year.
Summer Nature Day Camp at the Humber Arboretum gives kids aged 5-12 a chance to get outside, get active, and connect with nature. Weekly themes throughout offer activities such as nature walks and forest exploration, bird watching and insect investigations, ecogames, swimming, nature crafts and much more.
This is a second offering of the second course in the new Sustainable Urban Beekeeping certificate series available through the Humber Arboretum and Humber College. This workshop, which may be taken individually or as part of the certificate, will look at native pollinator populations that have higher densities in urban compared to rural areas. What factors contribute to this success, and what can urbanites do to make the city even more hospitable to wild pollinators? Supportive strategies for increasing urban diversity of native bees will be discussed, including nest-building (native bees) and planting a bee-friendly garden; several hive types will be compared and contrasted (with a focus on the Langstrothe 8-frame), and specialized hive components will be explored while providing participants with hands-on experience.
Join Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) for a free introduction to stormwater-friendly landscaping for homeowners. Learn about rain barrels, rain chains, rain gardens and permeable paving. Participants will receive a free copy of the Greening Your Grounds Homeowner’s Guide.
This is the third course in the new Sustainable Urban Beekeeping certificate series available through the Humber Arboretum and Humber College. A range of beekeeping challenges will be addressed, including pests, pathogens, predators, swarming and colony failure.
Join the Etobicoke Master Gardeners (EMG) at the Humber Arboretum to learn how to handle the challenges and take advantages of the opportunities that come from gardening in the city. Topics such as pollution, soil compaction, and wildlife in the garden will be discussed.
Join Bird Studies Canada and the Etobicoke Master Gardeners (EMG) at the Humber Arboretum to explore and celebrate local biodiversity with guided tours and family activities.