Toronto to begin opening community gardens and allotment gardens

Toronto City Hall (Global Korean Post photo)

 

Toronto to begin opening community gardens and allotment gardens

 

May 8, 2020

Global Korean Post

 

The City of Toronto will open its community and allotment gardens for the 2020 gardening season.

 

The City will follow a phased approach in opening its 81 community gardens and 12 allotment gardens to ensure public safety while providing access to an essential source of fresh food.

 

Community gardens will begin to open this week on a location-by-location basis. Allotment gardens will begin to open during the week of May 11.

 

Each year, the City’s community gardens and their volunteers support more than 25 community agencies and provide them with 1,133 to 2,267 kilograms (2,000 to 5,000 pounds) of fresh, Toronto-grown produce.

Annually, more than 1,300 people use the City’s allotment gardens to grow their own food and plants. The gardens typically open in early May for planting activities but were previously included in the Province’s ordered closure of all recreation amenities in Ontario.

 

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