Angela Walcott

About the Program

What are our food sources and what do they mean to community members? What kinds of conversations can happen over a shared meal? “The People’s Garden” is an Ontario Culture Days 2022 Creatives in Residence project which looks at relationships between farming, food, creativity and community,  with the main focus of this project being sustainability and food security. A series of eco-friendly art workshops at Farmer’s markets in the GTA, will introduce participants to elements of textile design (textile imprint design); image transfer and eco painting. The project will include a podcast series with interviews from community gardeners and farmers; sketches of botanicals related to urban farming, urban gardeners and urban farmers. A podcast guest speaker from Toronto Black Farmers has been invited to speak about diversity in farming during an episode of The People’s Garden, which will be hosted on (edited by workshop leaders Lorna Boschman and Sebnem Ozpeta). A visit to community gardens at HomesteadTO garden and the Malvern Family Resource Centre will shed light on the process of farming as it relates to diverse cultures within the city.


These programs would not be possible without the support of the Government of Canada, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of Ontario, the Ontario Arts Council, the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund and the Toronto Arts Council.

The Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund is a program of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation.

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