We hope that you are enjoying some healthy fall eating and, perhaps, harvesting a garden or two as well. So many of us are thinking about how to have more healthy food on the table and in our communities these days. Whether you are into learning some basic skills, or whether this is your life work, welcome - we're glad you are here!
What we're about...
We love helping people of all ages connect with healthy food and gardening. We ground our work in Permaculture Ethics: People Care, Earth Care, Fair Share. We practice permaculture principles in all we do, from gardening to coaching. Check out our What Is Permaculture video, co-created with Windpath Media below. See our schedule of workshops, courses and project happenings too.
More on Garden Jane programs Other programs page offers info on some of what what we can do with groups. We're always interested in designing new gardens and programs when we can.
We continue to have seed ball kits for sale for those looking for a fun activity to do with a class, at a kid's party or for your own fun.
People are critical players in the social and garden ecosystems we strive to nurture. A big thank you goes out to the 5000 people who came out to workshops and events in 2015 (and 42,000 since 2007!). Thank you to the many caring people who spread the word and pitch in to put on the workshops, events and activities.
We build understanding by practicing, sharing and experimenting.
This year our team at The Backyard Farm & Market was honoured by the City of Mississauga as a top leader in helping the city accomplish Sustainability Goals in its Master Plan. Way to go!
"A 500 year plan" (a small excerpt!) was published inHope Beneath Our Feet: Restoring Our Place in the Natural World in Sept, 2010. The book is an anthology about how we can live right now in a time of environmental crisis. Also contributing to the book are Paul Hawken, Alice Walker, Diane Ackerman, Barry Lopez with an afterward by Wendell Berry. Order the book here. Earlier in 2010, About Local Food: Four Conversations with Toronto Food Activists by Laurel Waterman was published as well. It features an interview with Jane. About the book. Hope to see you in a garden, kitchen or at a your home sometime soon!
Garden Jane is a community-oriented business offering healthy food and garden education and recreation for people of all ages. Join our mailing list.