Everyone is welcome to join Evergreen at these weekly sessions to help keep Evergreen Brick Works green. Whether you’re interested in native plants and wildlife monitoring or sustainable food gardening, these diverse groups have something for everyone—from students to seniors. No experience required, just a willingness to get your hands dirty and enjoy nature in the heart of the city!
Location: Meet under the Pavilions.
What to bring: A positive attitude, water bottle, gloves and tools if you have them! Be sure to dress for the weather, we will still plant in light rain.
We will provide: Water, gloves and tools if you don’t have any.
Time commitment: We recommend volunteers attend at least six sessions.
This group works to green EBW site-wide! With a focus on native plants, this team keeps busy implementing wildlife gardening techniques, and engaging in natural environment stewardship by weeding and planting native plants, wildlife monitoring (pollinator, frog and reptile), and generally maintaining naturalized and native plant garden areas. Volunteers will be able to learn by doing: how to identify native plants and Toronto weeds; about low-impact, naturalized gardening; gardening for wildlife and other topics as they present themselves.
This group will focus on planting, growing, maintaining and harvesting the vegetable and herb gardens, managing the composting systems, as well as other green garden and food activities. All food gardens on site will be managed by this group using sustainable, organic methods. These gardens include the Children’s Garden beds, the edible food mound in Koerner Gardens, the food beds in Welcome Court, and a variety of raised planting beds and container gardens around the site. Volunteers will be able to learn through hands-on activities: garden planning, planting, harvesting, weeding, organic methods of pest and disease management, heritage varieties etc. We encourage conversations about local food, healthy food choices and food preparation.
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There will be a selection of community planting and stewardship events that are open to the public throughout 2011. Please visit our events calendar for listings.