Tags: June 2022, Vol. 2, Issue 4
The GARDENS Project is an organization that works to support food security through community engagement in South Etobicoke. Humber College, in partnership with LAMP Community Health Centre (CHC), work with a volunteer-run Advisory Council to oversee the project and ensure it runs smoothly. This summer, volunteers have once again planted vegetables and herbs in Pods across South Etobicoke at partner sites, who provide space and Pod maintenance support.
With 10 Pods planted this season, vegetables and herbs grown will be donated to LAMP’s Good Food Market, where they will be offered to community members in need for free. This year, we are excited to be partnered with: Cadillac Fairview Sherway Gardens, LEGS at the Daily Bread, LAMP CHC, LAMP EarlyON, Toronto Public Library – Longbranch, James S. Bell Junior Middle School, Father John Redmond Catholic Secondary School, the Birds & Beans Café. We also have a Pod that is planted in partnership with Humber Indigenous Education & Engagement (IE&E), with the plants harvested going towards programming and teaching.
Now that pandemic-related restrictions have been relaxed this summer, the GARDENS will also be putting on more in-person educational programming and events. Keep and eye out on the website, and social media to learn more and get involved.