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2016 HIGHLIGHTS 

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.