Garden@Kimbourne is a volunteer-driven project that uses permaculture principles to grow food and community in Toronto’s east end. Our harvest is shared between those who grow it and local food banks. We welcome volunteers with all levels of ability, experience, and availability.
Garden@Kimbourne grows food communally rather than in individual allotment-style beds. Our planting scheme is designed at an open meeting in February, and we work together through the growing season to make it a reality. Harvests happen as plants become ready, with volunteers choosing what they want to take home. As soon as we have high enough yields, we hold a weekly organized harvest for a local food bank.
Every time food is harvested, the nutrients those fruits and vegetables took from the earth are removed from the garden. In conventional agriculture, they are lost permanently or replaced with synthetic fertilizers that eventually destroy the soil.
People feel discouraged about many things in the world today. But at least we can make one small corner of it greener, friendlier, and filled with good things.
Parks we work in:
- Monarch Park
- East Lynn Park
Things we do:
- community garden
- environmental education
- invasive species removal
- native/pollinator gardens
We're looking for volunteers in these areas:
- Regular volunteers