Free Garden Workshops and Training Programs

Click through the links below to get involved! Ecosource offers a large range of FREE community education opportunities for individuals and families who would like to get involved with growing delicious organic food in our community. Some programs are ongoing and require a more intensive time commitment from volunteers, while others are offered on a drop-in or one-time event basis.

JARDIN DE L’EDUCATION

Jardin de l’éducation est le premier programme du jardinage offert en français dans la région de Peel. Ce programme est GRATUIT et encourage l’exploration et l’apprentissage des jeunes dans nos jardins communautaires. Joignez nos séances et regardez comment vos connaissances pousseront ! Cliquez ici pour en savoir plus!

Jardin de l’éducation is the first gardening program offered in French in the Region of Peel! This FREE program encourages participants to learn and explore using hands-on activities in our community gardens. Join us and watch your garden skills grow! Click here to learn more!

COMMUNITY CULTIVATORS

A full season training program from seed to garden to harvest to compost! Offered across the City of Mississauga. This program requires volunteers to commit for the whole season. Click here to learn more about this program. We are now recruiting for the 2017 growing season.

GROWING FOR OUR GOOD

A weekly garden drop-in and training program offered every Tuesday during the growing season, from 3pm-6pm, at the Iceland Teaching Garden. Participants are welcome to join us for one or all sessions! Those who complete more than 30 hours in the garden receive a certificate at the end of the season. Watch our 2013 program video or click here to learn more about this program.

ACCESS REROOTED IN PLAY

The Access ReRooted in Play program aims to increase opportunities for children and youth of all abilities to re-discover outdoor play and develop physical literacy skills and healthy lifestyle habits in community gardens across Mississauga. FREE workshops are available for school and community groups. Click here to learn more about this program!

DIG INTO PLAY

Ecosource’s Dig into Play program invites children ages 0-12 to play in community gardens across Mississauga! Sessions focus on encouraging physical activity through self-directed, unstructured play to build confidence, encourage exploration, and foster nature experience. Sessions will include nature play, garden learning, healthy snacks and take-home activities for all participants.

To sign up, click here or contact Holly at hmarsh@ecosource.ca

COMMUNITY EVENTS & VOLUNTEER DROP IN DAYS

Individuals of all ages as well as corporate, community and school groups are invited to join us at community gardens to tend the food bank plots and habitat learning areas. Check out our 2012 Healthy Roots video to see some of the exciting activities we’ve offered in past seasons and click here to learn more about drop in days and events for 2015.