Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Plant a Row – Grow a Row

OK, I’m probably counting my chickens way too early, especially since this is my first vegetable garden. But something tells me come harvest time, I’m going to have more produce than I know what to do with. I also recently read an article where the journalist describes how he and his family of 3 tried to survive on a food bank basket for 3 days. In the article he describes what comes in the basket. The only fresh produce in the basket was 2 carrots, a lime and 3 potatoes, which is woefully inadequate. A lime between 3 people isn’t going to prevent scurvy. So I figured there must be a way for me donate my (hopefully) over-abundant harvest of tomatoes, eggplants, herbs and peppers to someone who can actually use the produce. And lo and behold, after a bit of surfing I managed to find “The Plant a Row – Grow a Row“ program.

http://www.toronto.ca/health/plant_a_row.pdf

For anyone else planning on having a backyard veggie garden, you can drop off extra harvested produce to the following centers:

Chalkfarm CC
180 Chalkfarm Drive
Contact: Tod Debling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416-395-7802
Elmbank CRC
10 Rampart Road
Contact: Roman Dasek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416-394-8671
Harrison Baths Pool
15 Stephanie Street
Contact: Chris Leonard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416-392-0335
Heron Park CC
Lawrence Avenue East and Manse Road
Contact: Margaret Crosby . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416-396-4335
. . . . . . . Jennifer McPherson . . . . . . . . . . 416-396-4366
John Innes CRC
150 Sherbourne Street
Contact: Dave Hains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416-392-0043
Lawrence Heights CC
5 Replin Road
Contact: Helen Kennedy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416-395-6120
Masaryk-Cowan CRC
220 Cowan Avenue
Contact: Vince Lawrence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416-392-6930
Regent Park South CC
203 Sackville Green
Contact: Lucky Booth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416-392-5490
Rose Avenue CC
675 Ontario Street
Contact: Rick Lee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416-392-1085
Scadding Court CC
707 Dundas St. W
Contact: Kevin Lee & Krista Fay. . . . . . . . 416-392-0335
St. Lawrence CC
Esplanade
Contact: James Honeyman. . . . . . . . . . . . . 416-392-1347

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