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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.

Senior’s Green Team

Wednesdays
9:30am – 11am

Start your morning getting your hands dirty in the greenhouse. Stay for Senior’s Lunch.

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.

URBAN FARMERS

Learn about applied regenerative farming techniques with like-minded neighbours. Grow sustainable food.

Contact our Garden Educator, Lucas Tingle, at lucas@thelocalcfc.org or 519-508-3663 ext 1002 for more information or to register!

Program generously sponsored by

Allotment Gardening

Program generously sponsored by

A free 12′ x 6′ raised garden plot at Dufferin Park Community Farm for you to grow whatever you want. Seedlings available as long as supplies last.

EDIBLE FOREST

Join our group of volunteer amateur arborists in helping to develop and maintain the Edible Forest at Dufferin Park Community Farm.

Contact our Garden Educator, Lucas Tingle, at lucas@thelocalcfc.org or 519-508-3663 ext 1002 for more information or to register!

Program generously sponsored by

“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