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. To get involved in the garden, please check out our Get Involved - Growing Season page.

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. 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.

Sunday Teachables return - come learn and share your knowledge! On the following Sundays during our afternoon Garden Together sessions (12-2:30pm) we will learn about and discuss the following topics:
July 3 - watering
July 17 - soil quality
July 31 - common weeds
August 14 - hugel mound
August 21 - lasagna gardening
September 4- plant care
September 11 - food forest
September 18 - community garden organizing
September 25 - seed saving
October 2 - putting a garden to bed

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