Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Park Talk: Creating Community Gardens in Parks

Earlscourt Park is home to a wonderful community garden run by The Stop Community Food CentreAccording to The Stop: 

Every year, we harvest approximately 2,500 lbs of organic produce at our community garden in Earlscourt Park, everything from lettuce, kate and radishes to zucchini, eggplant and pumpkins, The produce is split evenly between our gardeners and programs like our food bank, drop-in and community kitchens programs, and is an important source of veggies for people in our community. 

Walk past the garden in spring, summer or fall and you will notice that it's literally buzzing with activity - it attracts bees, butterflies and other pollinators that are so critical to our ecosystem.  It is also a wonderful learning tool for our children as they watch the garden through the season from planting to flowering to harvest.

It would be wonderful if all parks could reserve a corner for a food garden, yet only about half of Toronto's parks feature one. 

Park People, together with The Stop, FoodShare and the Toronto Community Garden Network will be hosting a talk next week on creating community gardens in parks. We encourage all parks groups and interested citizens to attend!

When: Thursday, February 7th, 2013, 6:00 to 7:30pm
Where: Bickford Community Centre, 777 Bloor St. West, Room 205

UPDATED: Park People has posted notes from this meeting. Please visit: 

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