The Homegrown National Park

Inspired by authors Richard Louv and Douglas Tallamy, in 2013 we embarked on a mission to establish the world's first "Homegrown National Park" by crowd-sourcing a vibrant green corridor along the former path of Garrison Creek, in the City of Toronto's downtown west end.

In the project's first year, our eager team of volunteer Homegrown Park Rangers spurred more than a dozen creative green interventions, from pothole planters and canoe gardens to butterfly friendly schoolyards and "parkify-ing" a residential street.

In 2014 we have expanded the project to adjacent neighbourhoods throughout the Garrison Creek corridor, and recruited and trained another two dozen amazing Homegrown Park Rangers that live, work and play in the area.

Find out more by reading stories below, and stay tuned by joining the Homegrown National Park Project's Facebook page.

NEWS UPDATE

Read the Toronto Star's article on the Got Milkweed campaign here.

Photo: 2014 Community partners - Homegrown National Park Project

2014 Community partners — Homegrown National Park Project

The Homegrown National Park Project works with community partners to s... Read more »

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2014 Homegrown National Park FAQs

Frequently asked questions about the 2014 Homegrown National Park Proj... Read more »

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2014 Homegrown National Park map

The 2014 Homegrown National Park footprint along the former Garrison C... Read more »

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The Homegrown Design Challenge

Notes from the Panther Lounge

Workshop Architecture and the David Suzuki Foundation are excited to launch the Homegrown Design Challenge.... Read more »