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Regenerative Landscapes at Evergreen Brick Works

Take part in the joy of being outdoors in greenspace and growing good food through the Regenerative Landscapes program at Evergreen Brick Works. 

Urban Agriculture at Evergreen Brick Works Toronto, Ontario. Isaac Crosby lead in urban agriculture demonstrating gardening practices to a group of people. Image: Aphria Inc.
Image: Aphria Inc.

Regenerative landscapes aim to restore the ecological integrity of an area, encourage biodiversity and contribute to the sustainability of the land itself.

Regenerative Landscapes focuses on transforming underutilized space at Evergreen Brick Works into inclusive and welcoming green space for all through rebuilding and Indigenizing areas on site. The approach aims to restore the environment, support long-term sustainability and exemplify climate change resilience.  

Three pillars to this program include:  

  • Education and Stewardship 
  • Ceremony and Celebration 
  • Capital improvements to the site  

The transformed spaces at the Brick Works will serve as demonstration sites for long-term ecological sustainability, climate-resilient design, and placekeeping principles. Education and stewardship activities are already underway with volunteers will returning to the Brick Works this spring to practice land stewardship via the group Garden Circle.  

Food Gardens

These gardens showcase innovative food-growing techniques that can be copied and applied anywhere. They include trellising, plant training, balcony gardens, permaculture, companion planting and more. Our different garden themes involve everything from organic and heirloom vegetables, fruits, grains and culinary herbs to edible native plants and flowers. A dedicated group of volunteers assists in planning, developing and maintaining these gardens throughout the season.

The Guild Garden, located in the Children’s Garden, is designed to provide children and families of all ages a space to explore, experience and play with nature, while encountering native plants and taking part in stewardship opportunities. This new garden, created in partnership with Foresters Financial, provides access to nutritious food, support pollinating insects and other wildlife, and foster a regenerative ecosystem.  

The Greenhouse

The Greenhouse features raised-bed food gardening, various organic agricultural techniques and window farms to showcase a “full circle” approach to seasonal food-growing in urban areas.

Urban Agriculture

Take part in the joy of being outdoors in greenspace and growing good food through the urban agriculture program at Evergreen Brick Works.  

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