The Green Roof at AccessPoint on Danforth is coming to life with gardening groups, programs, and events.
Newly established in 2011, the Green Access Program uses the Green Roof as launching pad for activities that build skills around food and gardening. The program brings together community development, environmental education, and health.
The rooftop garden also provides community members- many who live in high-rise buildings with no personal outdoor space- the opportunity to participate in gardening activities. As it flourishes, the Green Roof will be a demonstration project to inspire other health service providers.
Get involved in the Green Access Program
We invite you to join us in building a community space where all ages and people can come together to share ideas and learn, through a hands-on experience, about the importance of healthy foods and the environment.
Volunteer at garden drop-in:
- Every Saturday morning from 10:00am until noon (late April through late October)
- No prior experience required
- Meet other gardeners and work together as a group
- Learn about growing food, herbs, and flowers
- Children are welcome (must be accompanied by an adult)
For more information please contact AccessPoint on Danforth at (416) 699-7920
Green roof visits:
- Book your group for a tour or a gardening activity in collaboration with the Green Access program
- Request a slideshow of the Green Roof growing season to show your tour group
- Visiting groups include school classrooms and summer camps that participate in age appropriate gardening activities, tasting tours and more
Classes, workshops and training
Each year we offer a selection of training on topics related to environmental awareness, stewardship, healthy foods and hands-on gardening. Other departments at Access Alliance and Hub partner agencies offer some of their programs on the Green Roof. The space is also available to some outside groups who would like an outdoor venue for their program.
Book your own event! We ask that you follow these guidelines.