Local Food

In 2006, Ecosource became a leader in local food literacy, when it opened the first community garden in Mississauga.

Today, Ecosource manages 8 community gardens as well as a large urban agriculture teaching site and delivers mobile food growing workshops to thousands of Peel residents.

To find out more information on our local food projects, click through the buttons below on Community Gardens, Sustainable Urban Agriculture, and Local Food in Schools.

As a Good Food Organization, Ecosource is part of a national network of community food organizations dedicated to ending food insecurity. To achieve this goal for all Canadians, Ecosource’s food programming aims to:

  • Enhance local food literacy and local food procurement in schools
  • Increase access to fresh, organic fruits and vegetables
  • Develop culinary skills among children, youth and families
  • Provide training and employment opportunities for youth through food-based social enterprises; and
  • Encourage outdoor activity through gardening

In 2017, Ecosource engaged over 5,700 community members in food growing and donated over 1,500 pounds of fresh produce to local food banks.