Welcome to the Maple Tree Community Garden

A welcoming place where people come together to grow organic herbs, vegetables, fruit, flowers and friendship. Located in Cannington, Ontario; serving north Durham region including Sunderland, Beaverton, Cannington, Woodville

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July 2, 2009 at 1:11 pm 1 comment

Fall 2010 Clean up Party a Success

Many hands make light work, as they say. And steaming hot chili and homemade cornbread doesn’t hurt either. On October 16th, the members of the community garden gathered to clean up the garden site and prepare it for winter. Here are some photos from the event.

October 30, 2010 at 7:47 pm Leave a comment

Next Garden Meeting

Calling all gardeners:
Please come out to the next meeting: Thursday Aug 5 at 7:00 PM

Meetings are held at the garden (unless it rains, in which case we will meet at the Cafe)

Meanwhile, here are some updates

We now have a garden shed! And Randy, our summer student (in cooperation with The Garden of Eatin’), is working a couple of days a week in the garden. Stop by and say hi. His proposed scheduled for July:
Sunday July 18, 1:00 to 7:00 Thursday July 22, 12:00-7:00
Tuesday July 27, 8:00-3:00 Thursday July 29, 12:00-7:00
Tuesday Aug 3, 8:00-3:00 Thursday Aug 5, 1:00-8:00 Garden Meeting Day

Most of the plots are planted, but there are many opportunities to participate this year. The Brock Food Bank, for instance, is always looking for volunteers to help plant, weed, harvest and more.
Also, Join our Facebook Group!

July 16, 2010 at 2:59 pm Leave a comment

Pictures from Seedy Saturday

At our first Seedy Saturday, Community Garden members and the general public gathered at Cafe Rhythm & Books in Cannington to exchange seeds and gardening tips. John from Brock 2000 Gardens taught us how to start our own seeds, and there was plenty of socializing too.

Picture credits: Northlight Pictures

May 27, 2010 at 12:37 pm 1 comment

Seedy Saturday – April 10

Get ready to trade your seeds at Brock’s Seedy Saturday
Saturday, April 10 at 2:00pm
Cafe Rhythm & Books, 1 Cameron St. West, Cannington
Guest Speaker: John Nowakowsky from Brock 200 Gardens

Bring your extra vegetable and flower seeds, whether you’ve saved them yourself or had too many left from last year. Donations of hand garden tools welcomed. Garden-plot contracts available for those wanting to join!

April 8, 2010 at 10:13 am 1 comment

Save the Date! Seedy Saturday April 10, 2010

Cafe Rhythm & Books
1 Cameron St. West Cannington, ON L0E 1E0

Saturday April 10, 2010

More details to come!

March 5, 2010 at 2:19 pm Leave a comment

Maple Tree Community Garden featured in Durham Region Community Garden Tour on July 27 2009

On July 27, 2009, Durham Region Community Garden Network held a tour of several community gardens in Durham Region.

Cesar at the Garden Tour
Cesar, one of the coordinators, showing visitors around the garden

See more pictures of the tour

August 2, 2009 at 5:59 pm Leave a comment

The Garden of Eatin’ – Leaskdale, Ontario


The idea for the Garden of Eatin’ originated at North House in Beaverton which is an association helping low-income families and individuals. With the experience of their clients, the employees at North House realized the need for fresh vegetables in local food banks. This prompted them to create a community garden. St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Leaskdale facilitated the creation of the garden by graciously donating a large section of land. The land has been divided into several smaller plots that are tended by local individuals and a large portion which will donate its produce to the Food Bank.

The Garden of Eatin’ had its successful opening day on May 30 when many local groups and volunteers planted the individual and Food Bank plots. Numerous vegetables were planted that are set to mature throughout the summer. Over 2 dozen bags of lettuce have already been harvested with much, much more to come!


The Garden of Eatin’ is located on the 4th concession, in front of St Paul’s Leaksdale Church

For more information or to get involved contact:

North House
P.O. Box 1097
Uxbridge, ON
L9P 1N4

July 27, 2009 at 6:06 pm 1 comment

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Location: Cannington, Ontario
Serving north Durham region including Sunderland, Beaverton, Cannington, Woodville