For Maryama Ahmed, being a community gardener is more than just having access to fresh produce. https://www.toronto.com/news-story/9967883-community-gardens-in-north-york-grow-in-popularity-amid-covid-19-crisis/ Stay posted for our forthcoming blogposts on Black Creek Community Farm and the Culinaria-Feeding City webinar with Indigenous and Black food sovereignty voices. Also from our blog: https://feedingcity.org/2020/08/09/gallery-malvern-community-gardens/ https://feedingcity.org/2020/08/09/sociocultural-barriers-to-urban-growing-and-solutions-to-overcome-them-a-case-study-of-malvern-community-gardens-by-angela-gong/… Read More


What does it mean to be a treaty person when you do land-based work? Join us for a webinar exploring covenants relevant to Tkaronto/Toronto https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/bringing-treaties-to-life-tickets-128255368259 About this Event What do treaties teach us about our relationship and responsibilities to land, water and all living things? We will hear from: Donna Powless, Cayuga nation, Director of… Read More


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es7_wuGurWc&t=8s&ab_channel=FeedingCity How have individuals’ and families’ food-related activities changed as a result of COVID-19, particularly in light of school closures and rising food insecurity? How can urban growing and government- and community-level initiatives help build a resilient food system? Join the Feeding the City team from Tkaronto (Toronto) as we hear from three experts on… Read More


(Photo: Phil Wallis) Lorraine Johnson is a self-described cultivation activist and author of numerous books on environmental issues and growing. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in literary studies from the University of Toronto, Johnson worked for many years as a book editor before writing her first book, Green Future: How to Make a World of a Difference (Penguin… Read More


Masks, hand sanitizer, face shields. Stickers placed six feet apart, lining the floor and facilitating physical distancing. Clear, plastic windows at the checkout counter. These are familiar images in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has brought widespread disruption to the ways people obtain food. Some have turned towards growing produce to reduce the frequency… Read More


How can urban growing reach more people? Who is at risk of being excluded from urban agriculture initiatives? How can community and municipal leaders identify and remove barriers to accessing growing space? In the process of implementing equitable agricultural initiatives in the city, these are the questions that need to guide decision-making, to ensure that all… Read More


  The three Malvern community gardens are located in the Malvern neighbourhood, and reflect the diverse nature of the community. Gardeners come from Caribbean, South Asian, and European backgrounds. (Photo: Google Maps) Randy Bhagwan, Malvern Garden Lead and Communication Coordinator of the Malvern Food Security Workgroup. Due to physical distancing measures, the gardeners and garden leads… Read More