Yes, the ground is verging on frozen right now, but the people at the Toronto Community Garden Network and Foodshare want to put their winter to good use and inspire a new batch of community gardeners. There are all kinds of places you can start a community garden —- in a city park, on an abandoned plot of land, on a rooftop, outside your apartment building, or at your school. These two organizations are a great resource if you are interested in starting one up.
Starting in January, Foodshare and the TCGN are presenting a free course entitled â€œHow to Start a Community Gardenâ€. The course covers the fundamentals of starting and sustaining a community garden — from group dynamics to horticultural basics, budgeting and fundraising to location selection, site design, and implementation. Sign up early if you are interested, spaces fill up fast.