Toronto Island Sailing Club Community Garden

This garden is for the Sailing Club members and Marina patrons, and thus far, grows mainly herbs for our communal meals, and shade plants to decorate and enhance our clubhouse. The ‘form’ of the garden was a cooperative effort by some talented sailor/garden designers, using stumps, pavers, stones, logs, and deadwood collected from many Island areas. Inside each of the beds required, and still needs, earth improvement, as we contend with many tree roots, wild grape vines, an abundance of milkweed, and the like. The city has been generous with provision of compost and wood chips, and some of our plants are from FoodShare. We are just getting started! But it looks beautiful nevertheless.

Visits: As the Marina lands are open to the public, anyone is welcome to come and see the garden, and participate with members in some gardening activities that are in progress.

Programs: We have no formal programs, save the Property Cleanup days in Spring and Fall, and one Open House in May. See the website for details.

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Contact Info:

Liz McGroarty

liz.mcg@sympatico.ca

On Toronto Island, next to and surrounding the Sailing Club clubhouse, with a view of the City that is difficult to beat.

Directions: It is necessary to take the ferry over to Centre Island, or the tender over to Toronto Island Marina, as the clubhouse is on this property, next to the Channel and across from Muggs Island.