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Kitchen & Herb Garden

In 2016 the the kitchen garden is intoxication – full of natural beauty and wild elixirs that will raise your spirits and feed your soul. Discover how to infuse your urban space with plants that will increase your well-being and make a positive impact on the planet. Highlights include raised beds that will inspire you to grow your own smoothies, garnishes, infusions, teas and more.

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  • The TBG’s kitchen garden is a diverse space that demonstrates a variety of methods for growing vegetables, fruit, flowers and herbs in a sustainable, organic and aesthetically pleasing manner. Organic gardening techniques, crop rotation and companion planting are practised here for plant health and maximum food production.
  • Vegetables harvested from the garden are donated to the North York Harvest Food bank.
  • Fruit trees that have been espaliered or cordoned (that is, trained into one main stem through vigorous pruning) demonstrate kitchen garden techniques for small spaces. Also featured are specialized fruit pruning techniques and potager gardening particularly relevant for small gardens.

Yearly Themes:

2016 – Edible/Drinkable Garden
2015 – Pollinator Playground
2014 – Inspired by Niki Jabbour’s new book Groundbreaking Food Gardens
2013 – World Crop Learning Gardens Program
2012 – Chinese
2011 – Irish
2010 – Italian
2009 – Ukraine
2008 – India
2007 – Caribbean
2006 – Japanese

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