Ingrid is a full-time, homeschool parent and avid cyclist. Ingrid was the gardening coordinator for the Cecil Street community center garden which transformed the center’s unused sandbox and the plot at the Lillian Smith Library site to one of the city’s first community garden. This project received the City of Toronto Healthy City Award. Ingrid also spends her time designing clothing, reclaiming furniture and plant-based gourmet cooking.
Evelyn has lived in Deer Park for 30 years in the Brentwood Towers. Over the years she has organized very successful allotment gardens for the staff. She is a founding member of Friends of Oriole Park and is a member of the executive of the Brentwood Towers Tenants Association. She enjoys gardening and does so every summer on her 30ft balcony.
Arianne Ghislaine Rull
Website and Social Media Content Manager
Arianne Ghislaine Rull is a Grade 11 SHSM – ICT student at L’Amoreaux Collegiate Institute. She enjoys expressing her thoughts through writing short stories, essays and poems at her website. Arianne is a hackathon enthusiast and a philomath.
Shery is originally from Iran, a mother, housewife and happily married for 37 years. Shery has always been passionate about the environment which lead her to a career in civil engineering. She is also passionate about reading and gardening and has been volunteering from a very early age. Being a new Canadian Shery is eager to get to know her neighbours, community and country.
Suhaas is a new Canadian. Since childhood, he had an eye for beauty and believes in making things beautiful. As a part-time designer, he has won awards and intends to keep honing his craft. He is a nature lover and enjoys gardening, solo-travel, trekking, wildlife safaris and bike rides.
Nicolas is an accounting student currently in his third year at Seneca College. His interests in finance and consideration for the environment motivates him to contribute to the community through OPCG. Some of his hobbies include biking, playing guitar and cooking. Nicolas hopes to learn more about his community during his involvement.
Agallu Adofo is a student and has been studying photography, also a self-taught culinary artist. He is also passionate about computer animation, video games and comics. Agallu enjoys cycling, skateboarding and fixing bicycles
“Raised in Scarborough, Robert now lives in a midtown condominium after stints all over the GTA. Gardening opportunities are limited for urban dwellers living in dense mixed-use residential areas. A key tenant to his participation with the Oriole Park Community Garden is to expand resources available to urban dwellers to improve their overall health and well-being through biophilia and food security.”
Oriana is an aspiring gardener and environmentalist. She has taken a recent interest in ‘zero waste living’ and strives to make conscious daily decisions about how her actions impact the environment. She joined the garden to contribute to a community project, and learn from like-minded people.
Gardener and Garden Blogger
Magali is a content writer and editor with a passion for travel. Her hobbies include art, music and spending time outdoors. She loves to experiment with gardening and is excited to be more involved in the community this summer.