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Toronto: We Helped Plant Community Gardens

Toronto Global Month of Service event

On April 16, rain, high winds and cold Canadian air didn’t stop 750 Starbucks partners (employees), customers, community members and local representatives of organizations from helping to revitalize a community in need during our Toronto Global Month of Service event.

The event was part of a collaborative environmentally focused plan to help create sustainable community gardens designed to give residents a sense of pride in their homes. Service projects included building and installing gardens around the property, planting trees, constructing a rain catchment system and paving access walkways.

See other community revitalization efforts stories here.

Were you at this event? Tell us your favorite part!

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    • ShakenIceTeaLemonade
    • 4/25/2011 7:18 PM

    Yea, Love it. Smiles. I love working in the yard, weeding, planting. I like the worms and move them places so plants will grow better. Lots of ants, heh. Thank you for caring and being responsible about the blogs. I am glad. No, I never been in this event but it's seems fun and wet, heh. Well have a great day or evening and glad to have trees to read a book under it. Lest I got hit by an *****. Just joking.

    • ShakenIceTeaLemonade
    • 4/25/2011 7:20 PM

    I was trying to spell a fruit and it did'nt come out right. it's a A P P L E

    • marysherwood
    • 4/30/2011 8:19 AM

    There's no mention of the 4/30 Vancouver, BC event? My daughter is there working on it!

    • admin admin
    • 5/3/2011 10:00 AM

    Vancouver organized an amazing event. We'll get some info and add it here on

    • inderwink
    • 10/5/2011 11:58 AM

    I can't wait for the next event we host. Starbucks is an inspiration and is touching the hearts of so many. I'm so thankful I finally work for a company that cares. Above all, my friends are joining the cause and have been coming out to our events ever since I started with the company. Thank you for being a catalyst of change towards community care.

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