Campbell-Rankin Community Garden: Call for Volunteers

Here's another post to get you past the late-winter blahs and all excited about spring. The Campbell-Rankin Community Garden has a brand new website, and they're starting to ramp up for the upcoming garden planting season.

This garden has continued to flourish over the past few years, as local volunteers donated time and materials to beautify this once-neglected patch of land along Rankin Cres. between Symington Ave. and Campbell Ave. Last year, the City provided a large amount of leaf compost as well as a water tap to help the growing efforts along even further. This year they plan to extend the garden to include the third and final section which is still overgrown with weeds.

If you're interested in getting involved with gardening at this site, you can contact the group through their website. They will be meeting every Sunday morning at 10:00am, starting in April or May.

Some background about the garden:

This community garden was started in 2006 on an abandoned City of Toronto Transportation land with a $1500 Beautiful Toronto grant. It is one large Communal Garden Plot. Initially started as a xeriscaping garden by about 8 volunteers.
Since then the city has installed a water source and our garden has flourished with plant donations from the volunteers who come out once a week, to help water and weed. Visitors can now enjoy the many perennial flowers our garden has to offer.

Photos by Vic Gedris, August 8 2009.


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Volunteers Needed!!!!!

We would like to put a shout out to any green thumbs who would like to help out this year with the community garden at the corner of Symington Ave. and Rankin Cres. We meet every Sunday morning at 10:00 am. We will be starting up again probably by late April. I will notify everyone before then. We are also always happy to take seedlings and plants to add to the garden. Donations are welcome. Hope you can help.