History

Award-winning gardening brightens your BIAParkdale Green Thumb Enterprises (PGTE) is an award-winning Eco-Landscaping social enterprise operated by Working for Change. PGTE’s first contract in 2001 was with the Parkdale Village Business Improvement Area. 18 years later, we offer climate change responsive plant maintenance, landscaping and streetscaping services to a wide range of commercial clients. Our specialty is serving Business Improvement Areas. Dundas West, Roncesvalles, Parkdale Village and College Promenade BIAs are just a few of our happy clients. In addition, we also offer services to non-profit organizations, hospitals and community organizations. We beautify your Toronto neighbourhood — for a good cause!

Eco-Landscaping social enterprise: People and Planet-friendly

Eco-Landscaping social enterprise

PGTE promotes Regenerative Landscaping that pulls carbon from the atmosphere and into the soil where it belongs, by planting commercial urban green spaces with perennial plants and reviving depleted soils with natural products and methods. We favour native plant species whenever possible, to support our pollinator friends.

Our staff use public transit and bicycles to access work sites. Portable, hand-held watering equipment (not trucks!) means we don’t waste water and plants get individual attention.

 

Working for Change

Working for Change emphasizes the importance of work in the lives of people who have been marginalized due to poverty and mental health issues. It operates social purpose enterprises, leadership and pre-employment training programs, as well as providing community-based research and public education on issues related to poverty and mental health.

For more information see www.workingforchange.ca.

For questions or comments, please contact Working For Change at 416-504-1693.