Our nine community gardens opened on May 1st, 2021 to registered garden members only. We continue to work closely with our partners to ensure our gardens operate safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Community gardens play a vital role in building sustainable local food systems, providing access to fresh, healthy and nutritious food, and creating resilient community spaces.
Our Community Gardens Program is a partnership between Ecosource and the City of Mississauga, a collaboration that began in 2006 with the opening of the first community garden in a public park in Mississauga. Each year staff from Ecosource and the City’s Parks, Forestry and Environment Division work closely together to manage the City’s growing community garden network. The program connects residents in Mississauga neighbourhoods with gardening spaces that encourage active, healthy living and help green the city in support of Mississauga’s Climate Change Action Plan.
In 2020, the City of Mississauga’s Corporate Award for Community Partnership was awarded to Ecosource and the City of Mississauga’s Community Gardens team (including staff from Parks, Forestry and Environment and Legal Services). This award recognizes a joint project or event with an external organization, association, service group or level of government where the outcome has demonstrated mutual benefits.
Our Community Gardens Program is generously supported by the City of Mississauga and Ecosource is a proud member of the City of Mississauga’s Community Group Registry Program.
SIGN UP FOR A GARDEN
Please click here to sign up for the community gardens waitlist. Please note there is currently a wait list. Click the thumbnails below to learn more about each garden.
Before signing up, please read our Frequently Asked Questions document to learn more about becoming a member gardener at one of our community gardens.
SIGN UP FOR AN ACCESSIBLE GARDEN
Ecosource is working to increase the accessibility of its gardens and has new accessible beds in 8 locations across the City of Mississauga. Click here to learn more and sign up.