The intergenerational Le Chou Garden in the Woodland Park Community Garden is funded through a Walmart-Evergreen Green Grant and is a partnership between the Grandview Woodland Food Connection, Evergreen Foundation and Goodforks. Planned as a youth and seniors garden, Seniors from the nearby Lion’s Den Adult Day Centre and Watari as well as individual seniors from the neighbourbourhood as well as youth from Britannia and other centres have been helping to nurture this new community garden space.
The garden has been growing very well and youth from Britannia’s summer camp were recently treated to a wonderful fresh salad picked directly from the garden including lettuce, chives, cucumber, green onions, kale, basil, mint, beet greens, beans, and boc chou. I think it was maybe one of the best salads that I had ever had and I am sure for many of the kids a new experience to eat such delicious food directly from the garden like this.
The kids who also helped plant the garden also worked with Cameras 4 Change, an organization dedicated to bringing the experience of photography to kids who might otherwise not have the opportunity to learn about photography. The kids were given some lessons on how to use the cameras and then given their own cameras. They came to the garden and took wonderful pictures on one day. Some of my favorites are below.
For more on the Cameras 4 Change visit: C4C Brittania Workshop
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