GROW

Garden skills programs provide people with the knowledge, tools, and confidence to grow nutrient rich food for themselves and their community. 77% of people surveyed say they’ve made healthy changes to their diets since they started coming to programs.

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

November – MarchPlanning and preparing for planting season. Learning about sustainable agriculture

April – November: Hands in the dirt! Planting, tending and harvesting while we learn and practice sustainable agriculture.

Other Opportunities:  Once you have joined the urban framing program there are lots of opportunities to help tend the fields and support pop up markets

Contact our Garden Educator, Lucas Tingle, at lucas@thelocalcfc.org or 519-508-3663 ext 1004 for more information or to register!

Program generously sponsored by

Tuesdays
5:00pm – 7:00pm

The Green Team

Wednesdays
10:00am – 12pm

Start your morning getting your hands dirty in the greenhouse.

Socialize, work alongside and learn from The Local’s Gardener Educator and other experienced avid gardeners. The Green team works together to grow seeding plants for the urban farm and takes on special projects such as maintaining and beautifying The Local’s gardens, Seedy Sunday and growing plants for the Horticultural Societies’ annual Plant Sale and other projects and learning opportunities.

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.

Allotment gardeners are encouraged to attend the annual plant sale at The Local CFC.  Seedlings are available at the plant sale by donation.

Allotment gardeners are also encouraged to connect with Garden Educator Lucas for guidance, resources and connections with other community gardeners as you grow your garden.

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