The Backyard Garden Program is an eco-friendly initiative to help support food security in our city and encourage residents to get active at home during the COVID-19 emergency. The City of Brampton was the first municipality in Canada to launch a citywide initiative to support residents in starting their own gardens in response to COVID-19. Other cities in Ontario have since followed suit with home garden programs of their own; read more on the story here.
The program is chaired by City Councillor Doug Whillans, in partnership with the Parks Maintenance and Forestry division, and encourages residents to grow produce and herbs from the comfort of their own homes, and donate their homegrown crops to local food banks and community organizations. Check out this profile from the Compost Council of Canada.