Community Cultivators

The Community Cultivators program is back!

This program is FREE and open to all community members, aged 15-105. All skill levels are welcome!

About Community Cultivators:
We are recruiting up to 30 participants to take part in our program. As an Ecosource Community Cultivator, you will help us steward community gardens and grow food for local food banks. You will also have the opportunity to learn about creating value-added products from the garden. In exchange, we will give you the training, skills and confidence to manage your own garden, and hands-on experience to put your learning into action.

You commit to:

  • A 3-hour training session once a month from March to October
  • 3 hours per week stewarding an Ecosource community garden from May to October
  • Putting your learning to use by co-leading end-of-season workshops for community gardeners on garlic planting and garden closure in September and October

You get:

  • Eight training modules on the basics of small-scale sustainable agriculture
  • Grow fresh, organic food and create value added products for Mississauga food banks, Ecosource’s #GrownInMississauga social enterprise project and to take a portion home
  • A certificate of recognition for the skills you have acquired in sustainable urban agriculture
  • New friends and social connections
  • The satisfaction of increasing access to fresh and healthy food in your community

This is NOT a drop-in program! We ask that participants make a commitment for the duration of the program. Those interested in becoming Community Cultivators must attend a mandatory orientation session on Saturday, February 24th. Please contact Laura Penney for more information or to RSVP and reserve your spot at lpenney@ecosource.ca or call 905-274-6222.