Indigenous gardens and organizations

This is not a comprehensive list! If we are missing important and relevant projects or organizations, please let us know.

Indigenous gardens and farms in Tkaronto (Toronto)


Re-Sistering gitiganings - Our Space and Ehnatig (Maple) in Etienne Brule Park on Niwa’ah onega’haih’ih/Kobechenonk (colonial name: Humber River)

Mashkikii;aki’ing Medicine Wheel Garden

Crosby Gitigaan at Malvern Urban Farm - Ojibwe & Shawnee Family owned farm showcasing Indigenous agriculture. Grown by Isaac Crosby, Aiden Crosby & Myra Crosby

You can find Isaac's videos at and Facebook or Instagram.

Indigenous Garden at UTSC

Niiwin Wendaanimak (Four Winds) program at Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre – gardens at Queen West and Parkdale sites

Gitigaanes at Flemo Farm by chef and farmer Charles Catchpole Facebook and Instagram

Deeply Rooted Black and Indigenous Farmers' Market Sundays 9 am - 2pm at 455 Cosburn Ave. 

Native Child and rooftop Family Services Toronto garden and sweat lodge 30 College St.

Mia’s Medicine Garden, Christie Pits and Traditional Food Garden at Ashbridges Estate

Kahontake Kitikan Garden 

Medicine Wheel Garden on Wendat Lands in Eglinton Park

Miinikaan Innovation and Design has installed a number of Indigenous gardens in the GTA 

Sweetgrass Roots Collective Garden at Black Creek Community Farm. Video interview with Joce Two-Crows Tremblay

Noojimo'iwewin Gitigaan/Healing Garden created by the Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Group at St Matt's United Church, working with Elder Peduhbun Migizi Kwe (Catherine Brooks)

Greenest City, a project of West Neighbourhood House, supports Indigenous gardens and placemaking at the Milky Way and Dunn Parkette Community Gardens

Tkaronto Plant Life is an Indigenous youth-led garden and small-scale farm growing food and medicines.

Indigenous organizations – Tkaronto (Toronto)


Dashmaawaan Bemaadzinjin provides healthy, whole, fresh and traditional Indigenous foods to local Elders and Indigenous folks that are houseless and living in the encampments in Toronto. Instagram site. Indigenous Toronto portal with links to Indigenous organizations

City of Toronto Indigenous Affairs Office

Toronto's Reconciliation Action Plan

Turtle Protectors Mishiikenh Gizhaasowin is an Indigenous guided stewardship program that is supported by Indigenous Elders and community members. Turtle Protectors advocate, support and protect our Turtle relatives living within High Park while embracing all of our kin! Native Canadian Centre of Toronto Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre runs an Indigenous garden program in Regent Park and the Indigenous Residential School Survivor project to create an Indigenous garden in Nathan Philips Square. Taiaiako’n Historical Preservation Society  is an Indigenous led group that has worked to protect sacred sites in High Park. - Indigenous stewardship in Toronto’s parks, resources around Toronto’s commitment to reconciliation app and website sharing Indigenous history and present-day stories from Toronto N’swo N’shiimenhig Endaayaat speaking, teaching and demonstrations about Aboriginal food practices and restoring Mother Earth Native Women’s Resource Centre Ojibikaan Indigenous Cultural Network 2 Spirited People of the 1st Nations


Universities and colleges


Most universities and colleges have offices that offer educational and cultural resources to the broader community in addition to providing supports to Indigenous students.

Tkaronto CIRCLE Lab Dr. Eve Tuck at OISE has gathered a team of Indigenous graduate students, Black graduate students, and graduate students of colour to work on an intersection of Indigenous and participatory research methodologies. Projects include a Collaborative Indigenous Research Digital Garden. The Indigenous Environmental Justice Project, a 5-year SSHRC-funded initiative based out of York University, is working to develop a distinctive EJ framework that is informed by Indigenous knowledge systems, laws, concepts of justice and the lived experiences of Indigenous peoples.

The Urban Farm at TMU has an Indigenous Foodways project on their rooftop farm. Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health Nikibii Dawadinna Giigwag is a land-based education and summer employment program for Indigenous youth at the University of Toronto Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design. See also - Indigenous Education Network and faculty members - resources for and about Aboriginal education


Indigenous organizations – Ontario Mississaugas of the Credit River

Ontario Indigenous Women’s Water Commission – fact sheets


Indigenous organizations - Canada

Sovereign Seeds is an Indigenous-led network dedicated to supporting Indigenous seed sovereignty in what is colonially known as Canada.

Native Women’s Association of Canada – fact sheets and links for issues including climate change, food and water - national food policies, toolkits for conducting food assessments

RAVEN (Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs) – legal fund and information on Indigenous land claims

KAIROS is a social justice-focused settler organization that provides the Blanket Exercise, a workshop to educate non-Indigenous people about Indigenous history and current struggles.




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