The Eglinton Park Heritage Community Garden (EPHCG) is a dream brought to life by the joint organizing efforts of Seeds of Diversity Canada and TGC, in partnership with City of Toronto Parks. Established in 1995, it is an oasis thriving with heritage, native flowers and vegetables where diverse urban dwellers can appreciate nature in the city while gardening, learning about the environment, sharing stories and the food they have grown together.
EPHCG is home to a variety of fruit trees and shrubs, shiitake mushroom logs, and many raised beds used to grow food without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides. The garden also showcases two types of composting along with innovative container gardening techniques such as vertical potatoes and upside-down tomatoes.
Garden tours and garden workshops about organic gardening, heritage seeds, composting, season extension, insects and various other topics are held throughout the summer.
EPHCG also plays host to some of our other programs:
The workbee sessions (volunteer days) take place on Wednesdays, from 5- 8 pm during the growing season (May to October).
Our community garden is located at the North Toronto Memorial Community Centre, at 200 Eglinton Avenue West.