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.

In the Region of Peel, we live and work on the traditional territory and treaty lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. We would like to acknowledge the first inhabitants of these lands and those who continue to live in these regions, including the Anishinabek, Haudenosaunee, Huron-Wendat, Ojibway/Chippewa and Métis peoples.

We occupy colonized First Nation territories and it is our responsibility to recognize our colonial histories, their present-day implications, and to work together to honour, protect and sustain Indigenous rights, and this land.

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