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Garden Sharing Network

Garden sharing initiatives are popping up all over North America as ways to:
  • Make growing space available for gardeners
  • Increase production of fresh, local produce
  • Turn underused spaces into green amenities
  • Build community connections
Neighbourhood organizations in Toronto have started programs to match gardeners with landholders, but it's challenging to find the resources to keep these programs running. 

TUG participated in a one-year pilot project to see if a Garden Sharing Network could support the viability of the individual programs. In addition to developing shared tools for matching gardeners and landholders, the GSN explored the potential of incorporating a social enterprise model to support some aspects of the work while generating economic benefits for local gardeners.

The GSN manual contains tips for organizing a garden sharing program and tools that GSN members used. The report below details some of the learnings from the pilot project. Editable MSWord files can be requested from info@torontourbangrowers.org 
















































Growing food in the city is a PowerPoint that makes the case for landholders to offer space for growing.






Thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their support.


Garden Sharing Network Partners








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