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.

SENIORS GARDENING PROGRAM

Want to tap into the health benefits of gardening? Our Seniors Gardening sessions get you moving and are a great way to get hands-on learning about gardening and healthy living. Click here to learn more about this program. We are now taking group bookings for 2018.

SENIOR 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. This program is FREE and open to all community members aged 55+. All skill levels are welcome! Click here to learn more about this program.

GROWING FOR OUR GOOD

A weekly garden drop-in and training program offered every Tuesday during the growing season, from 4pm-7pm, at the Iceland Teaching Garden. Participants are welcome to join us for one or all sessions! Watch our program video or click here to learn more about this program.

COMMUNITY ROOTS

The Community Roots project increases opportunities for Peel residents to connect with nature, understand their impact on the local food system through hands-on learning and take action to improve the health of their communities through neighbourhood projects. Click here for more information.

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.