Established in 1999 by Faculty of Environmental Studies students, the Garden provides individuals affiliated with York University, and the surrounding North York community, with a unique opportunity to grow and harvest food in a welcoming, non-judgmental environment. There are plenty of opportunities to attend workshops, learn about gardening, volunteer, plant, harvest, build relationships, give back to the community, and of course…socialize! Absolutely no experience is necessary; just an enthusiasm for getting outdoors and for environmentally-friendly practices. Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Located on York University’s Keele campus, the Maloca Community Garden features approximately 2,000 sq. ft. devoted to both individual and communal plots for growing vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers according to the principles of organic agriculture. The Garden’s name is derived from the name of multi-family long houses built near the banks of the Amazon River. At the centre of each building is a communal, spiritual meeting place, so the Garden’s name reflects our group’s desire to create a sense of community at York University.