Adopt A Crop at Edwin Binney’s Community Garden for 2023


United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes has launched a new fundraiser. Adopt a Crop provides individuals and organizations the opportunity to sponsor or “adopt” a crop at Edwin Binney’s Community Garden. There are 25 crops available to adopt, under 5 sponsorship levels.

All proceeds from Adopt a Crop sponsorships go towards Edwin Binney’s Community Garden, United Way CKL’s food security and food literacy project. This project was started in 2019 on unused land on the Crayola Canada property. Over 50,000 pounds of produce has been donated to 20 organizations and 11 food banks in the last 4 years.

This season the UWCKL & EBCG team produced more food than ever before; over $40,000 worth of fresh produce that was donated into communities across the City of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton. Adopt a Crop is an effort to involve the community more, while also ensuring UWCKL has the means to maintain the garden, grow nutrient rich foods, and provide educational opportunities. The funds raised will go straight back into the garden for garden tools resources and project administration and facilitation.

This fundraiser will be ongoing until all sponsorships are claimed for the 2023 growing season. Sponsorships will be available each year, with sponsors from the previous year receiving right of first refusal to adopt their crop again.

If you are interested to adopt a crop, or to get more information, send an email to or call us at (705) 878-5081.