It’s Seedling Season at The Stop!

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It’s that time of year again: seedling season!

Our team has been busy this spring, growing a variety of seedlings in our greenhouse at The Stop’s Green Barn. The seedlings are potted and then planted in our gardens and in community gardens across Toronto.

Our Farmers’ Market Manager Cookie shared the photos above from a seedling ‘work-bee’ held in the greenhouse yesterday. Hundreds of different plants (onions are pictured here) were potted by staff and volunteers.

Last year, approximately 8,000 seedlings were grown for our urban agriculture programs, as well as 40 community gardens throughout the city, supplying potentially over 2,000kg of fresh produce by and for people living on low incomes. An incredible effort!

As the growing season arrives, stay tuned for more posts about our urban agriculture work.