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Canada: Growing food and community on the Toronto Islands

The inner courtyard of the Island Natural Science School has transformed with the addition of cedar raised beds.

The Toronto Island Natural Science School has transformed its outdoor space to a hub of activity for urban students to learn and grow.

Evergreen
June 8, 2017

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“Thousands of students have been able to experience fresh greens, herbs and vegetables from our garden. Students, who often have a negative relationship with vegetables and food in general, gain a new respect and perspective on what they themselves can grow, harvest, cook and eat. Without Evergreen’s support, none of this would have happened,” says Catherine Combs, Site Supervisor at the Island Natural Science.

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August 22, 2017   Comments Off on Canada: Growing food and community on the Toronto Islands

Obama Library landscapers look to South Side community gardens for inspiration

Landscape architects for the Obama Presidential Library took a tour of some South Side community gardens as neighbors watch plans for the center with great interest.

By Leah Hope
ABC 7
Aug 16, 2017

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Landscape architects for the Obama Presidential Library took ABC7 Eyewitness News on an exclusive tour of some South Side community gardens as neighbors watch plans for the center with great interest.

Over 10 million heads of lettuce are harvested each year from a garden in the Pullman neighborhood. Gotham Greens makes the most of a roof off 111th Street.

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August 22, 2017   Comments Off on Obama Library landscapers look to South Side community gardens for inspiration