Mirror: Rooftop garden a bountiful experience for Eastdale CI

FoodShare Toronto program a huge success with east end students

Beach Mirror
ByRebecca Field
On Gerrard Street in busy East Chinatown sits the tall Eastdale Collegiate Institute. A concrete institution at first glance, but climb the school’s five storeys and you’ll discover Eden.

On the school’s rooftop, a terrace opens onto Toronto’s skyline; high above the neighbourhood’s surrounding buildings. It’s there that row upon row of fresh garden fruits, veggies and herbs sit growing, waiting for harvest.

The produce is there as part of a collaborative project by the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) and FoodShare Toronto – a social enterprise program that promotes urban agriculture and food literacy among students.

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