Our annual plant exchange is back at last. This is the 12th plant exchange event we have organized in Etobicoke and we are so looking forward to growing with you!
Date: Sunday May 8th, 2022 Yes, it’s Mother’s Day – but the morning only!
Time: 9-12pm Early birds bring the best plants!
Location: Assembly Hall 1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive
Rain or Shine!
What happens at our Plant Exchange?
Bring a plant and take home a plant. All plants are donated by local gardeners from overflowing gardens. There is usually something for everyone! Maybe you need some more bulbs or berries or daylilies or you have tons of those to share.
Bring them with you when you come.
At our Plant Exchange we also have:
LEGS membership table
seedlings good to go home with you by donation
local garden and community groups joining us
We are proud and happy to Partner with the Assembly Hall, our long time Plant Exchange location in south west Etobicoke
Seed and plant exchanges allow gardeners of every level in our community to come together and share seeds, cuttings, and transplants from their own gardens to swap with others. Even wisdom, sometimes books and references are shared. Most importantly, new friendships and stories are shared!
Harvest fruit Planting Pick up fallen cherries/apples
Honouring the North American Way of Planting Plant up another 3 sisters area for Canada Day
Come and see our new 3 sisters garden plots:
Background: The Iroquois (Hodeneshone) were agricultural people who lived along the eastern shores of Lake Ontario in Canada, and in northern New York State below the St. Lawrence River.
Among the good spirits of the Iroquois are the three sisters who reside over their favourite vegetables – corn, beans and squash. They are represented as loving one another very dearly and dwelling together in peace and unity.
The vines of the vegetables grow upon the same soil and cling lovingly to one another. The spirit of corn is draped over the corn with its green leaves and silken tassels which represent a green shawl and long blond hair. The sister who guards the bean has the garments of velvety green pods and delicate tendrils, while the spirit of the squash is clothed with the brilliant yellow blossoms.
On bright nights you may be able to see the spirit of the three sisters flitting about or hear them rustling amongst the tall corn.
We Learn about Gardening & Growing Sustainably All Year Long!
At long last, the weather has turned into warm and sunny support that we need to grow our wonderful plants, to grow our food, to grow our community.
For a while there, the nights turn cold and then the days we get hot and then there was wind and then there was rain and our gardens were all getting a world wind of activity. Did you find that May was quite a disturbance? It was touch and go there for a while wasn’t it? Did you put sheets on top of your raised vegetable beds?
Our garden is flourishing
Have a look at the wonderful work that is growing in our community garden farm, in our community.
Come lend a hand at the community garden. Help wake the garden and meet some local gardeners. Share your gardening talents or come and learn how to grow fruits and vegetables from our core of experienced growers. Volunteer for a day or an hour.
Use our contact page to find out more.
The garden is located at: Daily Bread Food Bank, 191 New Toronto Street