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York Region Community Gardening Network (YRCGN)

What is the York Region Community Gardening Network?

The York Region Community Gardening Network (YRCGN) is a faction of Seed For Change, which consists of a group of individuals and organizations involved in the school and community garden movement in York Region.  We are interested in making community gardening and integral part of suburban life.

Seeds For Change created the YRCGN to provide opportunities for citizens to share information, resources, events, food, workshops and to collaborate with fundraising and promotion of all gardens in York Region.  Our hope is to expand our efforts and programs in order to contribute to the sustainable development of York Region.

We welcome every community member who wants to garden whether it’s at their children’s school, in a seniors’ residence, through their religious congregation, at a local firehall or on any arable land where there is an opportunity to plant and share Seeds For Change. Come and grow with us!

To help you dig in and get started - download our Edible Gardening Guide for York Region “From Roots to Shoots”. This guide was created by Seeds For Change, in collaboration with Halton Foods, and includes monthly gardening tips and suggestions, along with a resource page for the region providing additional information.

York Region/ GTA - Resources:

Bradford Community Gardens
Carrot Green Roof
Garden Jane
Halton Food For Thought
Imagine A Garden In Every School
Master Gardeners - Lake Simcoe South
Mothers Healthy Lunch
Perth Dupont Community Garden
The STOP Community Food Centre
Toronto Children’s Garden
York Region Environmental Alliance
York Region Food for Learning
York Region Food Network (YRFN)
York Region Public Health Nutrition Services

Canada-wide Resources:

Bronwyn Preece - earthBODYment
Ontario Edible Education Network

International Resources:
Kitchen Gardeners International
Organics 4 Orphans The Organics 4 Orphans initiative seeks to address extreme poverty by helping African communities move from food reliance into conditions of self-sufficiency – even into surplus.