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.

PLAY OUTDOORS PEEL

Interested in getting children outdoors and allowing them to follow their creative instincts? Join us at an outdoor play session for stories, games, and a variety of hands-on activities. Click here to learn more about this program.

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.