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Lakeshore Environmental Gardening Society

Our garden grows food in support of Daily Bread Food Bank and the local community. We also fundraise for them by selling tea blends from herbs grown in the garden and provide fresh herbs to be used in their kitchen. In addition, we host sustainable gardening workshops and seed exchanges for the local community to help encourage gardening and contribute to food sovereignty.
This season we are starting a pollinator garden to encourage pollination of our vegetables and fruit. We grow lots of leafy greens, have fruit bearing trees, berry bushes and much more! We also experiment with different styles of composting like hugelkultur and practices informed by Native American traditional knowledge that encourage reusing of last year's plants to nourish next year's crops.
Our garden is always evolving and our community is deeply involved in discussing what we can try next, what we can learn from one another and how we can give back to the larger community. And we are open to the public and Daily Bread Food Bank clients so we are a sort of park with picnic benches, a mighty willow tree to sit under and lots of fruiting trees to enjoy the blossoms during spring! We also do Plant ID walks in various parks in the neighbourhood.

Parks we work in:

  • Marie Curtis Park
  • Humber Bay Park
  • Colonel Samuel Park

Things we do:

  • community garden
  • food forest/orchard
  • gardening
  • native/pollinator gardens
  • nature walks
  • picnics/bbqs
  • tree planting
  • workshops

We're looking for volunteers in these areas:

  • Regular volunteers

Where you can find us

  • 191 New Toronto St, Etobicoke, ON M8V 2E7, Canada

Get in touch!