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It has been three years since the highly successful Urban Agriculture Summit in Toronto. This year’s Conference will be exploring new developments in Urban Agriculture and Green Infrastructure that have taken place across North America and around the world.
On June 1-2 2015, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities is hosting Grey to Green 2015 with a focus on local and regional food systems and resilience.


Grey to Green is on the cutting edge of architectural design, agriculture, planning and resilience:

  • AGRITECTURE – the new frontier that integrates agriculture and architecture. Hear from keynote speakers Roger Schickedantz of William McDonough + Partners and Jeff Warschauer of Nexus Greenhouse Corp.
  • Keynote speaker Eric Corey Freed, Vice President of International Living Futures Institute, will explain how to leverage the challenges of resiliency and expand your business.
  • Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation’s Vice President Kathy MacPherson will lead a discussion about increasing the consumption of locally-produced food in the Toronto region.
  • Detailed case studies on Urban ROOFTOP FARMING from Ben Flanner at Brooklyn Grange (NY), Lauren Mandel of Roofmeadow (PA), James Davis of FoodShare (ON) and Arlene Throness of Ryerson Urban Farm (ON).
  • Mark Winterer from Recover Green Roofs will detail the
    construction challenges and the successful business model of
    the award-winning Whole Foods rooftop farm.
  • RESILIENT DEVELOPMENT with Andres Bernal and Paul Bremner from EllisDon, Heela Omarkhail from the Daniels Corporation and Jennifer Mallard from Diamond Schmidt Architects.
  • Hear from Lauren Baker from City of Toronto and Debbie Field from FoodShare about URBAN FOOD SYSTEM POLICY.
  • Using GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE to design for better resilience, including the latest results from Liat Margolis at the University of Toronto’s GRIT Lab.
  • Dr. Brad Bass from Environment Canada and Gabrielle Ferguson from OMAFRA will discuss the PHOSPHORUS CYCLE for food security.
  • City and regional AGRICULTURAL POLICIES with city planners and administrators from Toronto, New York and Washington DC.
  • Best practice COMMUNITY GARDENING and LOCAL FARMERS MARKETS, looking at real-life challenges and achievements.
  • The latest developments in urban beekeeping, livestock raising and wood harvesting.
  • The importance of SOIL in urban farming with Susan Antler from Compost Canada and Peter Philippi from Rooflite.


More details about sessions, tours and keynote speakers can be found in the conference agenda.

Grey to Green 2015 promises to be two days packed with information, ideas, best practices, tools and results that you can easily adapt to your needs. The trade show showcases innovative products and solutions in green infrastructure and urban farming. Our two half-day tours of Urban Rooftop Gardens and Toronto’s Waterfront will give you exclusive access to local projects that push the boundaries of green infrastructure and multi-use design.

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities is an approved education provider with OAA, OALA MCE, LA CES, AIA CES, BOMI, CNLA, APLD, and RCI. Green Roof Professionals (GRPs) will earn up to 12.5 Continuing Education Units at the Grey to Green Conference.

REGISTER TODAY – take advantage of our Early Bird Rate to receive $50 off before May 1st.

Note: all prices are in Canadian Dollars – US attendees receive a 20% discount with current exchange rates.




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