Emmett Avenue Community Garden
Established in 2006 by Evergreen in partnership with the local community, the Emmett Avenue Community Garden is the only community space for food growing in Eglinton Flats park at the intersection of Jane-Eglinton in Weston-Mount Dennis. The garden grew to 18 members in 2007, 32 in 2008, and in 2009 celebrated its third full growing season with 89 participants. It continues to see an increased interest from neighbours on near-by Emmett Avenue as well as across the broader community. Hands-on workshops in the garden and participation from Mount Dennis Community Kitchen brings gardeners and community members together to learn about local food and the food system, canning and preserving, and organic gardening. In 2011, the garden transitioned from Evergreen to full community ownership. Local support will be provided by Community Action Resource Centre, with Evergreen continuing to provide any needed advice and support.