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 are located at 200 Wolverleigh Blvd in Toronto, ON

We welcome volunteers with all levels of ability, experience, and availability. To get involved in the garden, please check out our Get Involved - Growing Season page. Our garden is closed from October - May. 

During winter months, we have monthly Traditional Skills sessions. Taking place in person at 2:00 on the 2nd Sunday of the month, our Traditional Skills Sessions are place-based, focus on the natural rhythm of the year, and are centered around our principles of both growing food and growing community.

Our upcoming topics are:

November 12th: canning pickles

December 10th: soap-making

January 14th: making cheese

February 12th: sewing/knitting/felting

March 11th: seed-starting

April 8th: basket-weaving

May 13th - wildflower identification

Please pre-register early so that we can send you a list of ingredients and materials with enough time to shop. Please register on Eventbrite.

About us

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.

We invite volunteers to join us for a Garden Together session on: 

  • Wednesdays from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Sundays from 12:00 noon - 2:30 pm
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. Our Why Permaculture? page explains how our practices heal the soil instead of depleting it.

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.


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