At Maxie’s Garden, Shoresh and Jewish Family & Child (JF&CS) have created an urban sanctuary in the heart of downtown Toronto. Our cherished garden, located in a community member’s backyard in Kensington Market, is a haven for people, plants and pollinators.
In the spring of 2014, Shoresh and JF&CS came together to create Maxie’s Garden, our downtown community garden. Inspired by the mitzvah of tzedakah (justice), we created this garden to empower, educate and inspire JF&CS clients through the power of nature connection and food production. Together we grow organic vegetables and herbs, make pickled beans and herbal teas and celebrate Jewish traditions in the garden. Over the years, we have built a strong community of gardeners who know how to grow food organically and experience the healing power of nature at our weekly workshops.
Read more about Maxie’s Garden here.