LCRC Grow:

In community garden plots, backyard gardens and in the family kitchen.

LCRC Cook:

Healthy eating – easy, fun and tasty.

LCRC Learn:

Build your confidence in the garden and in the kitchen.

 

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Early Harvest Plants

May is one of my favourite months of the year! Not only am I excited for warmer weather, more sunshine and the soon arrival of summer. I most look forward to the early harvest. Late spring and early summer provide the first taste of the season. I especially love the fresh asparagus, strawberries, rhubarb and cucumber available. One of my […]

Computers and Wi-Fi! Video games and fast food! …What about nature and playing outside? — Jessica Wiles

Computers and Wi-Fi! Video games and fast food! …What about nature and playing outside? What about homegrown food and spending time with your family in the garden? We are living in such a fast-paced world where people sometimes forget to stop and look at the beauty around them. Seeing the way that society is changing, I believe it is more […]

Urban Agriculture: Initiatives Around the World

Arable land in urban environments is scarce leading to entrepreneurs creating innovative solutions to grow food or plants in a confined space. This week, we look at interesting initiatives aiming to increase plants and food in our urban environment in non-traditional ways.  Sky Greens (Singapore) Utilizing indoor or outdoor space, vertical farms aim to produce high yields in a limited […]

Urban Agriculture: Toronto

Urban Agriculture in Toronto The second installment of our urban agriculture series focuses on Toronto. Read Part 1 to learn what urban agriculture is and its benefits.  In Toronto, there are two main initiatives that promote and support green projects in the city, the Toronto Green Standard and the Toronto Atmospheric Fund. Together, they help residents of Toronto live in […]

Urban Agriculture

With an estimated 55% of the world’s population living in urban centres, a number expected to increase to 65% by 2050, many wonder how this will change how we live together. One mounting question is how can we live sustainably in dense living quarters? Urban agriculture has been heralded as a possible solution to make urban environments more engaging, sustainable, […]

Gardener of the Month: Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre

The London community gardens are not only used by individual members of the London community, but groups as well. This month, we’re featuring the Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre. The Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre is a community organization that aims to bring people together “to plan, develop, and provide services and activities” that increase engagement and community capacity. Services include: community development […]

Gardener of the Month

 Day Break Program at Hutton House We are starting a new feature on our blog to celebrate our gardeners called Gardener of the Month. We will select a gardener every month and learn about their love of gardening, why they decided to become a part of London’s community gardens, and some helpful tips they would like to share with you. […]

Compost for Your Garden

What is Compost? Compost is a natural and biological process of the breakdown of organic material. Food or yard waste can be mixed with soil to create a dark, nutrient-rich soil. Easy Upkeep Keep the compost pile damp. Sprinkle water on the pile when it starts to get dry. Aerate every two to three weeks with a garden fork. To […]

The Children’s Garden – a summer of fun and exploration

This summer two community gardens in London were not only abuzz with bees and butterflies but with children connecting to nature and learning about growing healthy food. The Children’s Garden program was initiated in the summer of 2014 to allow children in our community a hands on and fun experience growing organic vegetables, herbs, and flowers. At the Thames Park […]

Fabulous Fall In the Garden | LCRC October 2013

Images of Fabulous Fall In the Garden

Some of the colours, textures and people of Fabulous Fall In the Garden October 5, 2013