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Location: 90 Croatia Street
Directions: Just south of Bloor St. and west of Dufferin St. the garden and entrance to the building are on Brock Ave.
Accessibility: we have two large container beds that are fully accessible to people using wheelchairs, walkers, and canes (they are accessible from the paved sidewalk) and are a particularly good height for young children to help. Woodchips have been laid in the pathways of the interior space and there is a very small step up to get into the interior garden. Absolutely everyone is welcome, so if you are interested in visiting or working in the garden and there is a way we could work together to improve your access to the garden please let us know.
About our garden: Our garden was started in April of 2008. It has several communal plots in which we are growing biointensively: that is, we emphasize companion planting, using all the available space in the beds, and healthy soils through double digging and lots of compost!
The garden was initially built using the lasagna approach of building up the soil rather than digging down (beginning with cardboard to keep grass and weeds from coming up, then layers of leaves, coconut fibre, straw, and compost as a growing medium, which over the season all composts down, but can be planted in right away).
In the 2008 season we grew mesclun mix, tat soi, spinach, rainbow chard, mizuna, cress, arugula, radishes, turnips, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, tomatillos, peppers, corn, squash, beans, cucumber, melon, bitter melon, okra, callaloo, basil, sage, cilantro, thyme, oregano, kale, peas, mint, currants, strawberries, and rhubarb (but specific crops will change depending upon what the gardeners would like to grow).
The 30 or so gardeners speak Portuguese, Italian, Cantonese, and several other languages as well.
Visits: Please contact Liz Kirk, Garden Coordinator if you wish to garden in FoodShare's Community Garden.
Programs: FoodShare's Urban Agriculture Department hosts many workshops and does ongoing education in the garden space. The garden is supported by an onsite mid-scale composting operation, greenhouse, and aquaponics systems.
'Contact info: please contact Mary Roufail Community Food Animation Coordinator for general enquiries about Urban Agricultural programs and workshops at at (416)363-6441 x227 or
Website: to find out more about foodShare go to foodshare.net