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

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!

Tree Lovers – Identify the Ash Trees so they can be treated with TreeAzin

Happy 2012 to all our fantastic Tree Tender graduates!

To start off this great year LEAF is partnering with the City of Toronto on a wonderful project. We’d like to help them identify a number of ash trees found in Toronto parks that could potentially be treated with a TreeAzin injection this coming spring.

We will be hosting a training workshop for 15 – 30 individuals who would like to help out with this project. The workshop will be held on Saturday, January 28th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Ramsden Park 1020 Yonge Street (conveniently located near Rosedale subway station).

The best part about this opportunity is that it not only encourages you to tour the wonderful park spaces in your neighbourhood, but it has to take place in the winter so these trees can be treated in the spring… so that’s right… this is the opportunity for you get to work on your winter Ash identification, with the help of the wonderful and amazing Jozef Ric, Forest Health Care Inspector from the City of Toronto’s Urban Forestry.

If you are interested in this project please send me a brief email with the following information:

  1. That you are indeed able to attend the training workshop on the date and time listed above.
  2. You are willing to spend a few hours between Feb and March walking through parks and looking for suitable ash trees.
  3. Why you would like to participate in this project.

This is going to be sooooooo good and so much fun… I can’t wait to start!!!

Contact:

Amanda Gomm

Manager of Volunteers & Community Engagement
LEAF – Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests
Artscape Wychwood Barns

Visit www.yourleaf.org to register!