Community Gardening 101

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 “How to Start a Community Garden”. 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.