It takes a city to grow some good


community gardens supported across Toronto in 2016


community garden participants supported in 2016


% of community gardeners share bounty with neighbours

Our city is full of farmable land and you can grow food close to home at one of so many Community Gardens and Allotment gardens across Toronto. Community Gardens are pieces of land where people get together to grow food, and make decisions together to make the garden be a vibrant community space. Whether a 100 garden plots or a 50 square foot rooftop patch, community gardens are places where people share ideas, resources and experiences while growing food. of  Each garden is a partnership with the local community. Every year we support the start up and sustaining of community gardens and gardeners across the city.


Community Gardens - 10 Steps to Start a Community Garden
Community Gardens - Community Gardening 101
Community Gardens - Frequently Asked Questions about Community Gardens
Community Gardens - Gardening with Children
Community Gardens - Gardening with People with Disabilities
Community Gardens - Month by Month
Community Gardens - Rooftop Gardening
Community Gardens - Seed Saving
Community Gardens - Seed Starting
Community Gardens - Succession Planting
Community Gardens - What Makes a Successful Community Garden
Composting - Presentation
Compost Breakdown Manual
Growing Sprouts + Seedlings
How Does Our Garden Grow
Roots to Rooftops - Workshop Facilitation Resources
Starting a Community Garden (Live Green Toronto)

Gordonridge Grows

Community gardens protect the environment while building community. And there’s a really special one at Gordonridge Place.

Let us help you

Contact Katie German if you have any question about this program.

Katie German
Field to Table Schools and School Grown Senior Manager
416-363-6441 x248

Program Lead

Katie German // Field to Table Schools and School Grown Senior Manager

Katie German is a certified high school teacher and urban farmer. She coordinates the School Grown program, a youth employment focused schoolyard farming social enterprise. She brings over 15 years of working with youth, designing educational programs, and facilitating meaningful learning experiences that are rooted in social justice and building community. She has been farming for 5 seasons and loves...see full bio