Community Canoe

Recycling canoes to build gardens in the heart of downtown Toronto

A group of activists are working on a project to turn Toronto’s downtown into a garden paradise with the help of some old canoes. As part of the David Suzuki Foundation’s Homegrown National Park Project, the plan is to take canoes that are no longer seaworthy and repurpose them as bee-friendly garden planters.

“We’re filling these old, unwanted canoes with native wildlife that are good for bees, birds and butterflies,” Ranger Aidan, a Community Canoe volunteer, said. “We want to create a corridor where these insects can traverse within the heart of downtown Toronto and spread the much needed pollen around the area.”

Their goal is to raise $5,000 so they can establish a network of 12 Community Canoe gardens. The money will be used to buy old canoes, plus soil, plants, mulch and other materials. Today is the last day to donate.

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