GROW

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

GARDEN SKILLS PROGRAMS

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.

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.

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GREENHOUSE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

Mondays
4:30pm – 6pm

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

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COMMUNITY GARDENS

These programs bring people together to cook new recipes, try new flavours, and have fun working as a team in the kitchen. Whether it’s our Tuesday night drop-in Community Kitchen family cooking program that encourages parents and children to prepare meals together, or our Newcomer’s Family Community Kitchen that makes dishes from a different country each week, every community kitchen uses healthy food as the key ingredient to learning, building skills, and connecting with others.

SOW & GROW

May 23 – July 25th

Mondays
6:30pm – 8pm

Introducing growing children and their parents to the wonder and fun of gardening in a supportive environment that will leave you knowledgeable to take on your own garden plot next year. For families with kids 12 and under.

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“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