Community Gardens Allowed to Reopen in Ontario!

On April 25, the Province of Ontario amended its emergency order to permit the use of allotment gardens and community gardens across the province during the COVID19 pandemic. Read the full press release (Click here). 

This success comes only by the hard work of a number of community organizations including Toronto Urban Growers, Sustain Ontario, the Toronto Food Policy Council and many others.

It was shortly after that Mayor John Tory announced that his staff are working to develop rules and safety guidelines to allow allotment and community gardens can open in Toronto. (Read more)

Community gardens are an essential source of fresh food for many Toronto residents, especially in a time where more people are experiencing food insecurity.

To support growers in understanding what gardening in a time of COVID19 looks like, Toronto Urban Growers is hosting virtual gardening workshops. The next webinar is Saturday, May 23 10:00-11:30 am. Register here

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