Long Branch Gardens on the June 23 2018 Tour

Here’s a list of gardens on this year’s tour.

The Gardens2018

  •  20 Hilo Rd – 100 year old rose
  •    2 Hilo Rd – pond, raised veggie bed
  •  38 Thirty Ninth St – dappled light
  •  68 Thirty Eighth St – friendship garden, mostly perennials
  •  45 Thirty Seventh St – statuary and heritage roses
  •  37 Thirty Seventh St – bulbs and hostas
  •  21 Thirty Fifth St – perennials and stonework
  •  26A Long Branch Ave – full shade
  •  30 Park Blvd – rain barrels, veggies, compost
  •  90 Thirty First St-James S Bell Sch – kids activities
  •  85 Thirty First St– Church community garden
  •  81 Thirty First St – wine about the garden
  •  32 Thirtieth St – friendship garden
  • 164 Lake Promenade – brush with nature
  •    8 Crystal Cres – quartz and catz
  •    2 Twenty Eighth St- the garden of eatin’
  •  66 Fairfield- perennials, annuals, herbs and veggies
  •  34 Ash Cres- woodland garden
  •  22 Elton Cres- perennial garden
  •  88 Lake Promenade- tulip tree, magnolia, checkerboard gd
  •    6 Ash Cres – Celebration, healing, reflection Garden
  • 100 Twenty Seventh St – cedar garden shed
  •    1 Ash Cres – sustainable boulevard
  •    3 Jasmine Ave – small garden, big dreams
  •  19 Twenty Seventh St – artistic mess everywhere
  •  15 Twenty Seventh St – canoe garden, mosaics
  •  56 Lake Promenade – experiment in progress
  •  90 Twenty Sixth St – semi-circle of perennial splendour
  •  14 Meaford Ave – Hanoki Cyprus and Cornius Venus
  •  20 Twenty Fifth St – bird and butterfly oasis
  •  16 Twenty Fourth St – mature perennial garden
  •  26 Lake Promenade – Inspired by St. Francis
  •  14 Lake Promenade – 50 plus varieties
  • 135 Twenty Second St – flowers from mom
  •  40 Twenty Second St – The Dragon’s Den
  •  47 Twenty Second St – Japanese maples, rock garden
  •  66 Twenty Third St – low maintenance garden, native plants

 

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.