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.
Gardening for social resilience.
Learn gardening skills such as planning, growing, harvesting, and preserving while cultivating social resilience through a collective community effort.
Growing Food, Growing Consciousness.
Senior’s Green Team
9:30am – 11am
Start your morning getting your hands dirty in the greenhouse. Stay for Senior’s Lunch.
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.
“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.”