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Grow-to-Learn
Schoolyard Gardens

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 Connecting and transforming communities. 

PACT Grow-to-Learn (GTL) teaches schools and communities about food and gardening. GTL feeds families and seniors in under-resourced neighbourhoods, it creates safe, green spaces for pollinators, and it transforms communities in the Greater Toronto Area.

Our organic school gardens/urban farms provide safe, experiential, and positive learning environments and help to raise awareness of important issues related to healthy eating, nutrition, environmental sustainability, and food security in our schools and local communities.

PACT has partnered with both of Toronto’s main school boards to expand its Grow-to-Learn program to meet community need, creating and transforming unused, often grey spaces into bountiful organic gardens where children and youth learn about harvesting food, sustainability, and community building.

Living classrooms, organic food sources, and community gathering spaces in three Toronto school gardens

Learn about our gardens

In 2023 PACT Grow-To-Learn:

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DISTRIBUTED $84,330 (+42% YOY) WORTH OF FRESH PRODUCE WHICH EQUATES TO 39,452 LBS!

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DISTRIBUTED 6,028 FRESH FOOD BOXES & NEW THIS YEAR 1,901
LARGE FRESH FOOD BOXES (2X THE AMOUNT OF PRODUCE THAN
A NORMAL BOX).

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PACT GREW 3,966 LBS (-2% VS LY AS WE ONLY HAD ACCESS TO 2 OF 3 GARDENS) THAT’S PRODUCE WORTH ALMOST
$23,823!

SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS

Get your class involved in hands-on, outdoor learning! Open seasonally from April to mid-October

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Outdoor, experiential learning in our vibrant living classrooms. Book a garden tour or choose one of our hands-on, curriculum-linked workshops for students grades 1-12. 

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Volunteer Opportunities

Get your hands dirty and support the community. Students can acquire community service volunteer hours.

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Community Market

Community hubs that bring families and seniors together to share in fresh, organic, locally-grown food. Learn about our unique Community Compost Exchange Program.

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Corporate Events

Book a corporate volunteering event with your team and give back to the community  together.

PACT Grow to Learn is a Good Food Organization




Learn more at www.goodfoodorganizations.ca

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