Fresh produce for everybody, including those in need.
The community garden plot is located just east of the Small Arms Inspection Building and is operated by Ecosource with support from the City of Mississauga. SAS operates three garden plots as part of the community garden site. Our volunteers plant, grow, and harvest fresh vegetables that are collected and delivered to The Compass Food Bank. SAS expects to harvest over 100 lbs of fresh produce this year.
At one time the adjacent TRCA lands east of the SAIB provided a rich, natural habitation for the Monarch Butterfly.
The natural habitation for the Monarch Butterfly has all been lost until recently. In 2018, SAS and community volunteers worked together with Toronto Region Conservation Authority to establish its first pollinator plot. Plants and shrubs popular to the Monarch butterfly were planted. Bees are ideal pollinators that help support the butterfly habitat. In fact, one out of every three bites of food that we eat is made possible by pollinators like honey and pathalotary bees (Betters Matter, 2019).
SAIB Garden Group
We make sure our gardens are free of pesticide and harmful chemicals.
Our group of green thumb volunteers lend a hand at the SAIB site to assist the City of Mississauga with ground maintenance. We also plant and maintain planting beds around the building site as part of our beautification and insect pollinator program.