COVID 19 response
The Province and the City heard your voices!
Community gardens are considered essential for food security and are now open with COVID-19 safety measures in place.
New: COVID-19 and Community Gardens workshops for garden organizers
- Review the COVID-19 guidelines from Toronto Public Health
- Talk about strategies to meet the guidelines
- Hear your concerns and what supports you think your garden may need for COVID-19 safety
More learning online
Brother Nature, aka Isaac Crosby https://www.youtube.com/user/Aisik/featured
Cheyenne Sundance of Sundance Harvest https://www.facebook.com/pg/sundanceharvest/videos/?ref=page_internalSoul Fire Farm in the US outlines Black, Indigenous and POC taught videos and learning resources related to food.
Project Diaries has many gardening tips, check out banana fertilizer! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQGv_dy-oLeu5SSgz2_8i8w/featured
Black Creek Community Farm has fact sheets and presentations https://www.blackcreekfarm.ca/programs-2/gardening-resources/
Webinar notices are shared through:
TUG’s Google group https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/toronto-urban-growers/join
TUG’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TOurbangrowers/
The Grow Food Toronto Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/GrowFoodToronto/
And don’t forget to browse TUG’s resource links http://torontourbangrowers.org/resources
On Facebook? You can join https://www.facebook.com/groups/GrowFoodToronto/
If you coordinate a garden or urban ag program, consider organizing a group seed purchase for people who don't have online access.
There is also a list of companies that will deliver soil amendments at
- Proper hand washing
- Cough or sneeze into your sleeve or arm
- Self-isolate if you're showing symptoms
- Limit non-essential travel
- Avoid large gatherings of people when possible
- Instead of hugs & handshakes, use low-contact greetings (some people now call the elbow bump the "chicken wing"!)
- Step up hygiene routines in public gathering areas by washing contact surfaces more frequently
- Masks are now recommended for trips to enclosed spaces like grocery stores or pharmacies