Community Cultivators Program

The Community Cultivators program is back!

This program is open to all community members with all skill levels.

We are recruiting 30 committed volunteers to help us steward our community gardens and grow food for local food banks. Participating in this program is a great way to gain the skills and confidence to manage your own garden, give back to your community, or simply to make new friends and enjoy being outdoors!

This program requires a commitment for the whole growing season (March to October), and includes:

  • Weekly 2-hour sessions tending to an Ecosource community garden from May to October;
  • Regular training sessions on small-scale sustainable agriculture (4 in all);
  • Community events, including garden potlucks, cooking workshops and a farm trip;
  • A certificate of recognition for your time and the skills you’ve acquired;
  • New friends and social connections;
  • The satisfaction of increasing access to fresh, healthy food for your local community.

Cultivators will commit to ONE of the regular volunteer sessions listed below. Note that weekly volunteer sessions run May to October. Trainings and community events will happen approximately once a month on a weekday evening from March to October.

Churchill Meadows Community Garden (3715 Thomas St.)
Tuesdays, 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Malton Community Garden (3540 Morning Star Dr.)
Wednesdays, 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Parkway Green Generation Garden (385 Meadows Blvd.)
Wednesdays, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
This location includes a habitat garden cared for in partnership with Credit Valley Conservation (CVC). If you are interested in learning more about native wildflowers and pollinators, please see CVC’s volunteer posting.

St. Hilary Community Garden (5070 Fairwind Dr.)
Wednesdays, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Hancock Community Garden (2151 Camilla Rd.)
Thursdays, 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Garden of the Valley (1275 Mississauga Valley Blvd.)
Thursdays, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please note that we ask volunteers to make a commitment for the duration of the growing season.

To apply to become a Community Cultivator or for more information, please contact Laura Penney at lpenney@ecosource.ca or 905-274-6222 ext. 303.

Ecosource is an innovative environmental organization that inspires the community to become more environmentally responsible through creative public education. Ecosource’s Community Gardens Program connects residents in Mississauga neighbourhoods with gardening spaces that encourage active, healthy living and help green the city. This program is generously supported by the City of Mississauga.