Beach Community Edible Garden seeks volunteers for cleanup day on May 21 and plantings the week after

The Beach Community Edible Garden is shown in this Beach Metro Community News file photo.

With food insecurity issues on the rise, the Beach Community Edible Garden is looking for both fundraising and volunteer support.

The garden, located in Ashbridges Bay Park, was the brainchild of Beach-born Alex Rochon-Terry, and was created seven years ago to grow food for local food banks, and to teach children about how food is grown. Fresh produce is hard to come by at food banks, and the Beach Community Edible Gardens was intended to fill that gap.

The garden is 100 per cent volunteer-run with 100 per cent of produce going to Nourish East End.

The City of Toronto donated the land, and it was built partly with private donations and partly with contributions from the city such as the round planters and the fence.

The garden runs entirely on donations, Volunteers are needed for a variety of roles, from planting, to watering, to harvesting and delivering.

The cleanup of the garden is planned for Sunday, May 21, at 2 p.m., and then planting will be done on Sunday, May 28.

If you are able to donate your time or some funds, please email the and be part of the solution to both food security and food insecurity in the East End.

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