Sustainable Urban Agriculture

The Iceland Teaching Garden is a 15,000 square-foot peri-urban food growing space modeled after a small-scale market garden, providing a growing environment for food donations and serving as a base for our educational programming.

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The Iceland Teaching Garden is the feature site of the Community Roots project.  The garden is organized as a demonstration garden in four quadrants with 4-foot wide raised beds and is cultivated following organic principles that focus on soil health, biodiversity, succession planting, and crop rotation. We also employ season extension techniques to enable the production of late fall and early spring salad greens and other cold hardy crops. The garden is located along Jan’s Trail in the park behind Iceland Arena, part of the Hershey Sportszone Complex. Photos from the garden are regularly uploaded to our Facebook page if you are curious to see how we’re doing!

Get Involved at Iceland!

At Ecosource we believe that getting people outside and getting their hands in the dirt is an integral part of encouraging environmentally aware citizens. The Iceland Teaching Garden is planted and maintained by community volunteers and local students working together collectively.

The Community Roots project provides training and support to volunteers, as well as school field trips for local schools. Gardening workshops, planting projects, and field trips provide students, community groups, and corporate groups with the opportunity for hands-on learning about gardening, ecosystems, native plants, and environmental stewardship. They are also a great way to share a team-building, fun experience while giving back to the community.

Click #GrowninMississauga to learn more about our produce and Farmer’s Market schedule. To find out about volunteer opportunities and events at the garden by checking out our events calendar.

Visit Us!

If you would like to schedule an event for your group at the Iceland Teaching Garden, contact getgrowing@ecosource.ca or call 905-274-6222.

Iceland Teaching Garden
705 Matheson Boulevard East
Mississauga, ON L4Z 2H2

The Community Roots project is made possible by the generosity of the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Government of Ontario.

Below is a map to the Iceland Teaching Garden.

 

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