GROW

garden skills programming provides our community with more control over our collective food envirionment

GARDEN SKILLS PROGRAMS

Garden skills programs provide people with the knowledge, tools, and confidence to grow, cook, and choose healthy food for themselves and their families. Through hands-on experience and the support of a community, people are empowered to take control of their health and nutrition and make lasting, sustainable changes in their diets. 77% of people surveyed say they’ve made healthy changes to their diets since they started coming to programs.

GREENHOUSE & GARDEN DROP-IN

Mondays
3:30pm – 6pm

Come early to help tend the on-site gardens, including harvesting fresh produce for our community dinner or to take home as thanks for their efforts.

GREENHOUSE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

Mondays
4:30pm – 6pm

Activities in the greenhouse and gardening-related activities for the kids during our Monday Community Dinner.

COMMUNITY GARDENS

These programs provide opportunities for people to grow food for themselves and for other Community Food Centre programs. Garden programs offer something for everyone — a chance to develop skills, to exercise, to access healthy food, and to feel a sense of pride and accomplishment. All of these benefits combined can have a positive effect on mental well-being. 56% of those surveyed have noticed improvements in their mental health as a result of their Community Food Centre.

SHARED SOILD – COLLECTIVE GARDEN

May 7th – Oct 8th

Tuesdays
9am – 10:30am

Can’t commit to a full garden plot? Want to learn how to grow more vegetables? Like to garden with others, and share the bounty? Many hands make light work in our collective garden at Dufferin Park, as we transform this public space into a bounty of food for ourselves and our community!

Drop-in sessions at Dufferin Park,

“There’s so much I’ve learned from different programs. Doing something different. Trying foods I’d never tried because I didn’t know how to cook them or what they tasted like.”

A Community Member • The Local CFC, Stratford