Local Food

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

Today, Ecosource manages 9 community gardens as well as a large urban agriculture teaching site and delivers mobile food growing workshops to thousands of Peel residents.

Local Food

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 2020, Ecosource engaged over 3,050 community members in food growing and donated over 3,366 pounds of fresh produce to local food banks.