2nd annual Homegrown Park Crawl

Jode Roberts of DSF leading a crowd through Fred Hamilton Park

On Sunday Oct. 5 the 2nd annual Park Crawl sponsored by the David Suzuki Homegrown National Park Project made its way by foot, bike, and canoe portage along the former Garrison Creek. Starting at Christie Pits, participants visited Bickford, Fred Hamilton, and ended in Trinity Bellwoods Park. Participants were led into Fred Hamilton Park by local Afro-Brazilian stilt-drumming troupe Maraca Tall and the percussion posse Samba Squad. 

 samba squad
stilt walkers
The FoRRP table with Jill, Aidan, Waiyee and Bob sold T-shirts and provided information about events in Fred Hamilton park as well as the Laneway Greening project. Fred Hamilton Park was also the site of the Toronto Regional Conservation Authority booth, the Seed Library, and Toronto Beekeepers CooP. Everyone was in a festive mood and the weather provided a perfect autumn day. Plants were added to the Blue Canoe in Roxton Road Parkette.
 David Suzuki at Roxton Road parkette

And the day was highlighted by a visit with David Suzuki looking spry at 78 and delighting various guests, Councillor Mike Layton, Jode Roberts of Homegrown, and  FoRRP members with his inspiring and insightful comments. A truly wonderful day and a reminder that individuals and community groups can make a significant contribution to the greening of our communities and making our parks inclusive spaces for fun and educational events.

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One response to “2nd annual Homegrown Park Crawl

  1. Congratulations, it is great to read of such wonderful work!

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