Growing Together in St. James Town

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Families with young children living in high-rise buildings in St. James Town in downtown Toronto grew these edible container gardens as part of the 'Grow Our Own' balcony and community garden project. This project was born out of a grant received by Growing Together in 2003 from the Food and Hunger Action Fund, and has continued and expanded every season since. We now start our own seedlings at Allan Gardens Children's Conservatory, in partnership with City of Toronto. Growing Together is a program of the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre.

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A Condominium Balcony Beautification Project

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In the spring  of 2010, Tony Jones, a resident of Carriage Lane condominium complex in Abbotsford B.C., suggested to his condominium committee that a balcony beautification competition be set up to encourage more individual residents to enhance their already beautifully landscaped complex. Carriage Lane units are either ground level or first floor. Each unit has two quite large balconies, in most cases facing east and west.

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