September 18, 2020

As the season is coming to a close, we wanted to take a moment to thank everyone that helped with the GARDENS Project this summer. At the end of April, the Ontario government declared community gardens an essential service, which demonstrated how important projects lik...

September 11, 2020

A food desert is an area or region that has an absence of grocery stores or markets selling affordable, nutritious food within a reasonable distance of travel. Food deserts typically exist in disadvantaged urban areas or remote regions of Canada. When larger grocery st...

August 26, 2020

Pollinators are animals that help fertilize plants by carrying pollen on their bodies and transferring it from a male flower to a female flower. Common pollinators are bees, birds and butterflies. Pollinators are responsible for one out of every third bite of food we c...

August 17, 2020

Living in an urban centre, we are able to constantly access nearly any fresh fruit or vegetable we desire. We no longer have to consider what is in-season when, but instead are able to have our pick any time of year. Although there are positives to this, eating in seas...

August 5, 2020

As August is already upon us (where did the summer go?) many of us have already begun to think about next summers garden. We are thinking about the things that flourished and the plants that maybe didn't do as well as we had hoped. It is always great to think ahead wit...

July 29, 2020

Intercropping is an old technique that is coming back into popularity as gardeners are having to make the most use out of limited space. It allows you to diversify what you grow and it reduces pests and disease. Certain plants, known as companion plants, are beneficial...

July 21, 2020

Annuals are plants that need to be replanted in your garden every year. They germinate quickly after the winter so that they do not have to compete for food and light. The growth of annuals are triggered by the length of the day and once the light is just right, annual...

July 14, 2020

Do you find yourself throwing out perfectly good veggie scraps, that you may not want to put in your dinner, but don't feel great just throwing away? We do! That's why we decided to find a way to reduce our food waste by turning those scraps into delicious veggie broth...

July 9, 2020

This week the GARDENS project collaborated with Humber Indigenous Education and Engagement to share content and knowledge surrounding traditional planting ceremonies using sage and pearly everlasting, which are both native to South Etobicoke. Lynn Short facilitated the...

July 3, 2020

These are important things to consider as we try to be more conscious consumers who use less and reuse more. It is impossible to be perfect, but there are certain tips and tricks that can help you on your journey to reducing the waste you create. 

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