Tree Mobile Ready to Take Orders

Tree Mobile can supply climate appropriate food-bearing trees and plants.  Just choose from their catalogue and they will deliver them to your garden in the spring.  Their volunteers can even plant them for you. Many people also choose to pick up their orders.

Checkout the great lineup of foodscape plants http://www.transitiontreemobile.org/ Store will be open until April 16 or when sold out.

Toronto Central Seedy Sunday Coming Up March 18th, 2018

Sunday March 18, 2018          10 to 4
Where:  Evergreen Brick Works

There will be workshops, seed swapping and more!

Alongside CSA vendors & seed vendors, we will be hosting the Toronto Seed Library and a range of urban agriculturists & partner-led workshops, as well as hands-on activities led by our own team of growers, worm wranglers & vermicomposters.

There will also be live music & delicious food in our Local Food Court!

Workshop Schedule
11am | Andrea Berry
Our first speaker will be Andrea Berry from Hope Seeds to discuss women in farming, and the importance of seed farming.

12pm | Blake Retter: Gardening for Bees
1pm | Lara Lucretia Mrosovsky: Small Space Gardening
2pm | Ripple Aquaponics

Suggested donation of $2 per person

Join us for our community seed exchange. There will be Heirloom vegetable & flower seeds for sale. Check out the free workshops and gardening advice! There will be light refreshments by donation, this is a fully accessible space. See you there! 11a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bonar- Parkdale Presbyterian Chruch Hall
250 Dunn Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada

Call Out for Board Members

L.E.G.S. Annual General Meeting will start off the April meeting. If you are interested in becoming a board member contact us and we can tell you more about the position and the commitment required.

Seeds to Share

Bring your surplus seeds to the next LEGS meeting. Never grown from seed – come out and get some guidance from those who have. Thursday, March 3rd.

Community Garden Clean Up Sunday Oct 25

Volunteers Needed! 10 a.m. to noon.
Bring your gloves, yard waste bags, boxes for debris and water to drink.
Help rake, clean and cover the beds for the winter. Recycle and prepare compost.

191 New Toronto St – Daily Bread Food Bank grounds.

Note: There is no washroom on site.

Update on Food Garden at Daily Bread

food garden 9We started the garden in April and harvested Strawberries, Rhubarb, Black and Red Currants in June. July brought the raspberries and cherries and the beginnings of the beans, kale and spinach and tomatoes. Daily Bread and the Symes Woolner Centre were happy to receive most food garden 2of the harvest.

Rain Barrels were donated through Humber College and the rain catchers and remaining barrels (paid by Parks People Fund) arrived in July. The rain catchers were assembled and installed over linked rain barrels. We are still refining the arrangement as storms have tested the design and suggested some improvements.

LEGS volunteers built composter bins at a Food Share workshop and they have been delivered afood garden 12nd moved into place in the garden.

Because there is no water line, we were happy to have water donated several times by Food Bank. The fire department is also going to help out by possibly coming next week to fill up the rain barrels.

 

Urban Farming Pilot Project

UF2015LEGS is part of managing and monitoring an Urban Farming Pilot Project via Humber College Summer Studio. The planters at the Barsa Kelly site will be monitored using a new mobile app device that uses GPS technology to monitor plant growth and track water, fertilize, etc. levels.
Over the past 2 weeks, we have joined Craig Crane from Humber College, at Barsa Kelly Coop Community and LAMP Community Centre to build and plant versatile Urban Farming containers.

We are excited to be part of this amazing opportunity to offer & explore novel urban farming solutions.