2015 & 2016
The Backyard Farm & Market project was formally recognized as a top green leader in the City by the Mayor of Mississauga Mayor, City staff and community (2015 & 2016). The City of Mississauga selected The Backyard Farm & Market as one of two sites for their pilot Earth Market program in 2015.
4th printing of 500 year plan (an excerpt!) published as part of Hope Beneath Our Feet: Restoring Our Place in the Natural World. Edited by Martin Keogh. North Atlantic Books. www.hopebeneathourfeet.com
The Toronto Star | Cultivating the culture at High Park Condos by Ian Harvey. Oct 12th.
The Toronto Star | On the Agenda recommends The Backyard Farm and Market for father’s day. June 14.
Alive, Canada’s Health and Wellness Magazine article on Permaculture by Renee Blackstone, April.
The Toronto Star | Article by Paul Gallant. Oct 23.
Web TV interview by Hugh Reilly and Erin Ademoglu on ThatChannel.com. To check it out, go to Podcast archive, search Garden Jane. May 13.
Interview of Jane published in Soiled and Seeded, January 25.
“This is a wonderful, inspirational book composed of works by thoughtful, intelligent, and caring people discussing the fact that we and our fellow species face extinction if we proceed with life as we have in the last two hundred years. As I continue to struggle with the monumental challenges facing the human psyche, the hope and new ideas embedded in these essays have lifted my flagging spirits. Essential reading.”
—Helen Caldicott, Author of If You Love This Planet
Placed 2nd out of a pool of 4300 businesses for an Award of Excellence in Business Innovation through the Toronto Business Development Centre.
Featured in About Local Food: Four Conversations with Toronto Food Activists by Laurel Waterman. More info about the book here.
Article published in Interaction magazine, by Candice O’Grady (Volume 32, #2, Fall 2009).
Getting Back to Our Ancestral Heart: Inviting Nature into the Child Care Environment. Request article.
Trellis magazine article, Toronto Botanical Gardens, Fall issue.
Garden Jane and Cirque Dirt featured in Canadian Organic Grower (Organic Nation: Ontario).
High Park Children’s Garden was selected as one of Canada’s top ten pesticide-free gardens through the David Suzuki Digs My Garden Contest. 580 entries and 5000 votes!
The Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds team received a silver Canadian Environment Award in the Environmental Health programs category from Canadian Geographic.
Article on Bean Keeper program published in Seeds of Diveristy magazine, Spring issue.
Bean Keeper story published in Recipes for Success: A Celebration of Food Security Work in Canada.
Evergreen team received: Award for Excellence in Environmental Education in the category of Non-Profit Organization; Award of Excellence from the International Play Association for Learning Grounds’ contribution to children’s healthy development through play.
Bean Keeper story published in Seeds of Diversity magazine, Spring issue.
Project for Public Spaces listed High Park Children’s Garden as one of 60 of the world’s great places.
Institute of Public Administration Canada enters Children’s Garden and Exploring Toronto Program for the United Nations “Innovation in Public Service” Award.
Institute of Public Administration Canada, Finalist Innovative Management Award for Children’s Garden and Exploring Toronto Program.
Royal Winter Fair, Gold Ribbon for Community Garden entry, Garden of the Future category.