About Us!

Started in the spring of 2006 by Wilfrid Laurier University graduate, Kyla Cotton, we are a group of committed individuals volunteering to turn our urban landscapes into a source of food and nutrition. We are so glad to receive funding through Laurier Students' Public Interest Research Group (LSPIRG) as well as land generously donated by Wilfrid Laurier University.

Last growing season (2019) was busy at our Northdale site where we have a community garden. We built fencing around our plots to keep out the knitters with funding assistance from LSPIRG and Laurier's Sustainability Office. With the wonderful help of Grand River Food Forestry, we also put in pollinator gardens between our plots to help bees and other pollinators as well as increase the productivity of our garden. Funding for this project is provided by the Waterloo Region's Community Environmental Fund. Much appreciation to Waterloo Region BlueDot, the University of Waterloo's Society for Ecological Restoration and a number of other environmentally-focused organizations and individuals for helping out with planting.

We will keep you updated on our projects thorugh our media releases about what we are doing this year.