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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.

Getting Your Garden Ready for Spring

Join the Etobicoke Master Gardeners (EMG) at the Humber Arboretum to learn how to get your garden ready for the coming season.

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Sustainable Urban Beekeeping: Beekeeping Challenges

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.

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Humber Anniversary Garden Launch

The Humber College community is invited to join us for the launch of the Humber Anniversary Garden before the President's BBQ.

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APGA Conference: College and University Gardens Workshop

College and University Gardens: Progressing Through Student Partnerships, Connection, and Engagement is part of the American Public Gardens Association 2017 Conference.

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EMG Bird-Friendly Gardens Workshop AND Bird Garden Community Planting Event

Join the Etobicoke Master Gardeners (EMG) at the Humber Arboretum to learn how to plan a bird-friendly garden, then get outside with Bird Studies Canada and help plant one! 

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Beekeeping Challenges Workshop

This is the third course in the 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.

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Centre for Urban Ecology closed for Canada Day (grounds open)

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Summer Nature Camp: Urban Greenspaces

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.

Why are greenspaces so important in the city? During Urban Greenspaces week, campers will explore the urban ecosystems of the Humber Arboretum as they learn about the importance of biodiversity, the problems caused by invasive species, and other challenges of urban ecology. Special activities will include bat box building for senior campers, plus tree and wildflower planting, exploring biodiversity through leaf sorting, and taking part in the amazing waste race.

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Summer Nature Camp: The Humber River

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.

Did you know the Humber River is one of only 38 designated Canadian Heritage River Systems in the country? This week campers will explore the history, heritage, and life of this river, the West branch of which runs through the Humber Arboretum. Special activities this week will include river netting and planting willow stakes. Senior campers will portage, build rafts, and test water quality; younger campers will hold duck races, cheer on raft races, and make great use of the brand new miniature river channel that was built by our nature interpreters.

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Summer Nature Camp: Dirty Science

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 week campers will explore the importance of soil and how it relates to plants and biodiversity. We’ll look at compaction, erosion, and sedimentation. Themed activities will include seed planting, a greenhouse visit, beaver dam building, and natural paint brushes and mud painting. Soil testing for senior campers and soil exploration for junior campers will have everyone investigating the mysteries beneath their feet.

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