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.
In the project's first year, our 21 volunteer Homegrown Park Rangers and 14 partner organizations helped to spur 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 are aiming to deepen the project and expand it to adjacent neighbourhoods in the Greater Garrison Creek area. Find out more by reading stories below, and stay tuned by joining our Facebook page.
When we began the Homegrown National Park Project in the spring of 2013, we weren't sure what to expect. We had grand plans to create a green corridor along the... Read more »
The Homegrown National Park Project works with community partners to s... Read more »
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The Homegrown National Park Project aims to grow a green corridor along the former path of Garrison Creek, in the heart of Toronto. Find out how it has begun transforming neighbourhoods, one green intervention at time. Read more »