Multilingual Proverbs

In October 2020, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of our green rooftop garden at AccessPoint on Danforth. To commemorate the event, we produced postcards with pictures from the garden along with proverbs from countries around the world. Here is a sampling.

You can find out more about our Green Access Program here, including what programs and workshops we run and how to get involved.


Bengali postcard

”The yard is full of squashes and cucumbers”, Khona says, “it is the grace of Lakshmi.”

(Khona was a Bengali poet and legendary astrologer. Lakshmi is the Goddess of wealth and fortune)


Dari postcard

Other people grew something, we ate the fruit of it, and now we are growing something so the next generation will get the benefit of it.


Portuguese postcard

Follow your destiny. Water your plants. Love your roses. Everything else is the shadow of others’ trees.

By poet Fernando Pessoa


Tamil postcard

United we stand, divided we fall.

Rooftop garden tour