Grow Your Own Food Bank

IMG_1994What Is Community Gardening?

Would you like to eat healthy and save money on groceries?  You can live a more sustainable and active lifestyle by joining the ‘Growing Your Own Food Bank’ Community Gardening Club.

Group participants work together to grow and cultivate flowers, herbs, fruits and vegetables at a nearby park.  Along with practical hands-on experience, participants also gain insight from experienced gardeners during workshops covering various indoor and outdoor urban gardening methods such as: Traditional Soil Gardening, Hydroponic Gardening (growing without soil), Tower Gardening (growing plants vertically), and Aquaponics (growing plants in a live fish tank).

Participants will construct their own take home gardening box, and celebrate their efforts by enjoying food picked directly from the Community Garden.  Space is limited, sign-up today!

Benefits Of Gardening

Improved access to food
Increased independence & sustainability
Improved nutrition
Increased affordability
Feed & share food with family & friends
Increased physical activity
Prevents disease & illness
Improved mental health & well-being
Education from gardening experts
Practical gardening experience
New & strengthened friendships
Improved spiritual connection

Time Frame

The ‘Growing Your Own Food Bank’ Community Gardening Club meets weekly all year round.  Each session is up to 1 or more hours in length.

Fee

The ‘Growing Your Own Food Bank’ Community Gardening Club is FREE!  Fees for additional materials may apply, i.e. aquaponics supplies.

How Do I Get Started?

For more information or to register, call the program facilitator at 604-872-7676 or email communitygarden@salvationarmyvcfs.com.

Brought to you in part by Vancouver Coastal Health ‘Healthy Living Program’

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