Welcome to the Toward Balance Support Network.
Our organization focuses on four main principles:

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Clean Safe Air
Clean Safe Food
Clean Safe Water
Clean Safe Community

For All


See Below for a Current Job Opportunity (June 2017)

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Some of our New Gardeners

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Grand Opening of the New Community Garden Pairing Project


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Roger Hill planting the ceremonial rose



New Garden Site Grand Opening Friday, June 17 from 2-4

We did it!! The United Way, Toward Balance Support Network partnership inter-generational gardening project was selected as the premier garden project in Canada for Canada Garden Days, June 17-19. The grand opening of the first new garden site at Durham St E. in Lindsay will be on Friday, June 17 from 2-4 PM. Everyone is welcome in the garden.


New Community Garden on Durham Street

Congratulations to Gary and his crew for the new community garden on Durham St. this marks the beginning of the United Way youth/senior pairing project. Best of luck to all of the gardeners.

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New Community Garden Network Coordinator

Congratulations to our new community garden network coordinator, Scott Dowle. Scott has a BSc from University of Guelph and an Advance Degree in ecosystems management from Fleming College. He has his own business in designing, building and maintaining backyard gardens. He will be networking with our diverse collection of gardens, helping them to deal with any problems they have, taking a teaching programme out each week, helping to build new gardens and teaching food literacy wherever he goes. If you want to meet him please either email me at towardbalance@gmail.com or call Penny at United Way in Lindsay.


Food Coalition Workshops – 2016

The following workshops are taking place from May until December.  Click on Food Preservation and Gardening Workshops for more information about events and dates.


Community Garden – 2015

The following documents, photos, and video describe the Community Garden Project in the City of Kawartha Lakes.  Enjoy!

Community Gardens Summary Report

Appendix F Lit Reviews

Appendix D Project Plan

Appendix A – Garden Photos


 Exciting Events Happening this Fall, 2015

Congratulations to the Province of Ontario in passing The Great Lakes Protection Act. It represents a huge step forward for Ontario as steward of the land and water.  A letter from the Minister can be found here.


Best of Luck to the team of Jesse Snider, Carly White, Meghan Hill and Melissa Risto with their data collection project for the community garden network. Follow their work as information becomes available to the web site.

Jesse Snider, Carly White, Meghan Hill and Melissa Risto


These are pictures of the whole team at the United Way Community Garden.


Jesse, Melissa, Carly, Meghan, Penny, Leandra, Aisha and Gary

COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions, feel free to contact us at: towardbalancenetwork@gmail.com

Photo by: Travis Philp