The 2020 Backyard Garden Program was 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 followed suit with home garden programs of their own; read more on the story here.
The program, chaired by City Councillor Doug Whillans, encouraged 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.