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The Growing to Give Garden

posted June 2, 2011

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Location: Vaughan Fire Hall #7-1 835 Clark Avenue West.

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Directions: North of Bathurst and Steeles on Clark Avenue, near the Promenade Shopping Centre, in Thornhill.

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Accessibility: The garden site is accessible, and there are plans to include accessible raised plots by 2012.

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About the Garden: The Growing to Give Garden is coordinated by Seeds For Change (SFC), a grass-roots community organization creating healthier neighbourhoods through school and community gardens.

In 2011, SFC launched The Growing to Give Garden in partnership with the City of Vaughan’s Parks Operations & Forestry Department, Environmental Sustainability Office, Vaughan Fire & Rescue Service and the York Region Food Network.

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Visits: Visitors are welcome to come to the garden on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-8:30 pm, or can contact us to arrange visits at other times.

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The goals of the Garden are:

1) To provide engaging and enjoyable programming for local citizens and organizations in Vaughan who are interested in learning about how to grow food

2) To expand upon the firepeople's ongoing and honorable efforts to donate non-perishable foods by donating fresh, local, organic produce for those community members in need.

3) To support the City of Vaughan’s sustainability efforts.

4) To build community and relationships through community gardening

5) To empower local students, youth and children to grow their own food and make healthier life choices.

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Programs: The following workshops are planned for the new growing season

Three Sisters Garden:

Native Plant Workshop:

Container Garden Workshop:

Community Harvest Potluck

Garlic Planting Workshop: '

Read the Fire Hall success story

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Contact Info: For more information contact, lynnekoss@rogers.com


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