Community Cultivators

The Community Cultivators program is back!

This program is FREE and open to all community members, although it is aimed at participants who are 15 years of age and older with little or no experience in gardening.

About Community Cultivators:
We are recruiting up to 15 participants to take part in our full-season program. As an Ecosource Community Cultivator, you will help us grow food for local food banks and protect local habitat in our public community gardens. 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

You get:

  • Eight training modules on the basics of small-scale sustainable agriculture
  • Hands-on learning and support throughout the growing season on how to grow fresh organic food and protect local habitat
  • A certificate of recognition for the skills you’ve acquired in sustainable urban agriculture
  • A network of peers who are equally passionate about food, critters and community building!
  • The satisfaction of helping people in need access fresh, healthy food

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 25th, 2017 at 10am-12pm and sign a completed application form.

For more information or to RSVP to the orientation, please email communitygardens@ecosource.ca, or call us at 905 274 6222Community Cultivators_Outreach Flyer_Jan2016