Occupy Gardens Toronto
Inspired by the Occupy movement, this growing community of gardners is focused on food security. Photo by: Kristyna Balaban They guerilla gardening around the city and share the harvest with anyone who is hungry. There motto is Lettuce Occupy Gardens for World Peas! Join in on the fun and help create peace by reducing hunger.... [Read More]
Humber Arboretum
Beautiful area along side Humber college north that mixes both naturalized wild areas and cultivated ornamental gardens. The trails are extensive, connecting into the west-humber trail. The area is also home to a number of deer who seem to have grown relatively tolerant of the many human visitors. You are almost certain to be able to spot them. The Center for Urban Ecology located at this site was built to high levels of eco-certification and with sustainability(GOLD LEED) in ... [Read More]
The About Face Collective
They describe themselves as a grassroots arts and environmental collective. They work to connect different community groups together while working on urban sustainability projects. Building a green roof for the Annex Centre for Social Innovation is their current primary project. [Read More]
Evergreen Native Plant Database
Volunteers with evergreen have worked to create database filled with plants, shrubs and trees found in Canada. It's a useful tool for deciding what to plant as well as identifying what is already growing around you. With very handy advanced options that let you search by such things as region, eco-system type, seed colour, uses, fragrant foilage and many other characteristcs.... [Read More]
SKETCH :: Working Arts for Street Involved and Homeless youth.
Every time I visited the Sketch studio or seen participants at events around Toronto I've been impressed by their creativity, but what really blows me away is the relationships the organization seems to foster. It's a diverse group of people who come together at sketch to collaborate, create and support each other. It's a truly uplifting and inspiring culture that they've established. It's easy to look at street involved youth simply as those who need to be... [Read More]
Toronto gardening all year round
Blog about gardening in the city with an emphasis on native plants. Lot's of pictues to help you identify different species and see what they look like in different stages. [Read More]
Toronto Community Garden Network
I spent an afternoon a week at a community garden during 2008 and 2009. The first year I didn't have access to growing space but taking part in the community garden allowed me to grow enough to meet pretty much all my vegetable needs for the summer. I returned to the garden the following year despite moving to an apartment with a backyard garden because it turns out community gardens are a pretty awesome social experience. So how to get in on the growing? TCGN has created a large ... [Read More]
Mr. Lister's Eco-Blog
Mr.Lister is a Toronto teacher who runs a garden program at his school. Follow along as he works with his students to help keep his school green. [Read More]
T.O. bee | Wild Bee Diversity in the City
Do you want to encourage more pollinators to set up home around your garden? Have you seen how many different kinds of bees are in your backyard? Do you want to know what species of bees are helping your veggies grow? This project is aiming to help you do all these things while simultaneously conducting a census for research at York University. Before I became a beekeeper I was little aware of the diversity of bees that exist, or that unlike honey bees most varieties live alone or in very... [Read More]
The Permaculture Project - GTA
Toyin Coker has been busy putting together a community around permaculture in the toronto area. If you're interested in permaculture, forging a space for permaculture concepts in the city and gathering, spades raised, with kindred spirits, this is the place to start. They also have a facebook group. [Read More]