• Are you interested in volunteering to help grow organic food for a food bank in your community?
  • Would you like to learn more about sustainable urban food production?
  • Do you want to share the joy of food growing with friends, your children or family members?
  • Do you have food gardening knowledge, expertise and skills to share?

If you answered yes to any or all of the above questions, then the Growing for Our Good program is for you!

Running through to September 8th 2015 Ecosource will be hosting a weekly volunteer drop-in at the Iceland Teaching Garden on Tuesdays from 3pm to 6pm.

The Growing for Our Good program will build volunteers’ skills in organic and sustainable urban food production through hands-on education while growing food for the Eden Community Food Bank in the Teaching Garden. This program supports the Mississauga Sustainable Urban Agriculture (MSURA) project.

Volunteers are welcome to attend one or multiple sessions. Each session will focus on different cultivation techniques, vegetable varieties, cover crops and soil building strategies. Volunteers who complete 10 or more sessions will be recognized with an MSURA Sustainable Gardening Skills Certificate at the end of the garden season.

This program is FREE and open to all in our community. Refreshments will be provided. Adults, youth, children and families are welcome to attend. Activities will be best suited to ages 12 and above but younger children are welcome to attend as well but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. A great opportunity to complete high school volunteer hours! All participants must bring a signed and completed volunteer form to their first session.