10+ POD SITES:
10 organizational and 3 residential pod site providers in 2016.
St. Leo's Catholic School
LAMP Community Health Centre
Barsa Kelly Cari-Can Cooperative
Humber College - Lakeshore Campus
Heaven on the Queensway
Marguerite Butt Early Learning and Childcare Centre
Lakeshore Lodge Longterm Care Home
LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics
Toronto Public Library - Long Branch
Thomas Berry Early Learning and Childcare Centre
OVER 100KG HARVEST:
122kg of harvest between the 13 sites producing various fruits and vegetables. All sites donated 100% produce back into the South Etobicoke community to the Daily Food Bank and LAMP CHC Good Food Market.
INCREASED ACCESS TO KNOWLEDGE:
8 educational community workshops conducted between July – October 2016 to learn about gardening, inexpensive meal prep, and healthy alternatives.
MORE ACTIVE AND ENGAGED COMMUNITY:
More than 100 local residents, community organizations, non-profits, educational and financial institutions supported the project.
SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:
Opportunities created for student internships, a program evaluator, and workshop facilitators.