LEGS COMMUNITY GARDEN OPEN HOUSE SEPTEMBER 11 2021

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You are invited to:


join us in our first annual September Harvest showcase.

We hope to see you in our community gardens, in the west end of Toronto, South Etobicoke. We have been working very hard to grow an urban farming environment that’s inviting and welcoming to everyone.

Come see our growing gardens, pollinator beds, raised beds, Fruit Orchard and join us in the many activities we have planned for this coming September 11th, 2021.

We support the Daily Bread Food Bank with our produce and our dedicated garden steward volunteers work had weekly to grow food for everyone – growing food security where it is needed the most!

Date: September 11th, Saturday 9-1pm

Location: 191 New Toronto Street, Etobicoke

Daily Bread Food Bank Grounds

Plant Contest

Send us your wackiest plant photos!

We are running a summer garden contest for the oddest, weirdest, funniest, wackiest plants you grew this year!

Send us the photo via email to:

Info@legsetobicoke.ca or dm us on social media at our facebook page, instagram or twitter
@legsetobicoke

Show us your #legswackyplants !!!

Winner gets a $25 Gift Certificate to Sweet Olenka’s Chocolate & Ice Cream & Bragging Rights until next year!


Activities planned for the day:


  • Garden Tours
  • Explore the Fruit Orchard
  • Plant & Seed Exchange
  • Discover our New Pollinator Garden
  • Learn about Composting & see our Compost Structures (thank you to FoodShare!)
  • Find your new favourite Library Garden Book courtesy of the Toronto Public Library
  • Donate non-perishable food for our Food Drive at the Food Bank
  • and more!

need more details? email us at info@legsetobicoke.ca

Plants Donated and Our History Honoured

Our Gardens are Blooming! Here’s what new from the last few weeks

Donations:

We received some wonderful organic vegetables plant donations from Stefan & Lucas at etobiGrow.
They are an amazing company founded by  brothers Stefan and Lukas, please check out their website, it would be great to support them next year, I will be getting my organic potting soil from them.Buy Local and Organic Plants with etobiGrow | See what’s growing!



South Garden – Garden Ongoing Chores!

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!

Come Bloom With us: join us at legsetobicoke.ca

Our Community Garden, You, Urban farming, We belong together

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?

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Our garden is flourishing

Have a look at the wonderful work that is growing in our community garden farm, in our community.

Come join us and celebrate and learn and support the earth with us. <– members and volunteers wanted!!!

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#community #gardens #communitygardens #growfood #foodsecurity #urbanfarming #legsetobicoke #gardensociety #etobicoke

Terracotta – Herb Markers Fall Special Event with Black Rock Studio

Catherine Carroll, of Black Rock Studio, is sharing her beautiful talent, famous artistic eye, and studio in South Etobicoke for us local gardeners, hungry for more Garden Fun!

herb markers….they can be simple or elaborate….

See our Events Page – for details

catherine blackrock

Check out Catherine’s beautiful work with designer tiles at:Black Rock Studiowww.blackrockstudio.ca

black rock studio

Community Arborists deliver much needed mulch!

This summer we started the growing season with super garden help by receiving

Delivered mulch from 2 excellent tree care services in Toronto — donated to our community garden at Our Volunteer run Toronto Food Bank.

— want to join us? Yes

We want to thank:

Riley – Elite Care Tree Services

And

Dion – Hudson Tree Services

You have helped our food donations grow from great supportive much needed mulch this summer!

Lakeshore Environmental Gardening Society
presents the first Annual:

ECO — Art in Our Garden — CONTEST

OPEN NOW
SEE DETAILS BELOW

OR email us at: info@legsetobicoke.ca

Deadline to enter: July 11th
Drop off art pieces: July 27th to August 1st

Garden Party Community Celebration &
Art Winners Announced: August 2nd

PRIZES:

PEOPLES CHOICE 1ST, 2ND, 3RD
EACH CATEGORY
HONOURABLE MENTION – EACH CATEGORY

Monetary Prizes based on total entries received!
Starving Artist Local Merchant Gift Baskets — PLUS:

  • ALL WINNING PIECES WILL BE INSTALLED IN THE
    COMMUNITY GARDEN AT THE DAILY BREAD FOOD BANK
  • 1ST 25 ENTRIES WILL ALSO BE INSTALLED IN THE COMMUNITY GARDEN

Welcoming Volunteers for the 2019 Growing Season

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