Garden Sharing

Garden sharing initiatives are popping up all over North America as ways to:
    • Open up space for urban food growers
    • Increase availability of fresh, local produce
    • Turn underused spaces into green amenities
    • Build community connections and resilience

Are you a landholder with underused space to offer to a grower?

Are you a grower looking for garden space?

Our garden sharing tools can help you think about what you have to offer and what you are looking for:

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See the TUG/Greenest City webinar Intro to Garden Sharing 

Want to read about garden sharing in other places? Read about different models in  this article in the Counter 

Garden Sharing Network Project

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. 

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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