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.
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:
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.