INTERFAITH LEARNING GARDEN
Nurturing Skills, Growing Relationships
Support for the Interfaith Learning Garden provided in part by:
Promoting Food Security is a key component of our activities within the community as we work to encourage our client base to explore and expand their options for ensuring there is enough food on the table.
The Interfaith Chinook Country Kitchen programming teaches healthy cooking on a limited budget, and includes a focus on participants developing a healthy relationship with food while maximizing food resources. Growing a garden and producing one’s own food can greatly increase food security.
Building upon past success, and taking advantage of an existing capital campaign and a new facility, in 2013, Interfaith Learning Garden was established, thanks to much community support.
In the garden you will find various examples of garden types, including: Square-Foot Gardening, Found Objects Gardening, Raised-Bed Gardening, and Greenhouse Gardening. Cooking participants also have opportunity to utilize barbecues and forno ovens, combining garden produce with other ingredients to produce delectable dishes. Groups can observe all of these as part of an interactive educational experience.
Ways to Be Involved:
Make a Donation. Whether time, biology or garden supplies, your donation is helpful!
Volunteer. Gardens require lots of work, so we need lots of help! Contact us to find out where your assistance might be useful.
Garden Sponsorship. Sponsorship opportunities are available (please request Garden Sponsorship Package), however, we are also actively seeking donations of volunteer time, biology and garden supplies, and financial support:
- Seeds, seedlings and bedding out plants
- Soil, landscaping materials, trays and pots
- Garden volunteers for maintenance and mentoring activities
- Donated materials must be receipted at Fair Market Value, and must be accompanied by an invoice or proof of purchase to verify their value.
- Financial contributions can be designated specifically for the garden project by indicating on the subject line of your cheque.
Come for a Visit. With the development of Learn & Grow Activity Totes, we have made your field trip easy as pie! The Activity Totes include curriculum-connected lesson plans, materials, and tools necessary for educators and volunteers to lead interactive educational activities in the garden – or at your meeting place. Learn more here.