Triwood Community Garden
The Triwood Community Garden (TCG) will inspire, educate and engage Calgarians of all ages through growing healthy, local and organic food. Our mission is to bring community members of all ages together to grow organic, pesticide free food in a family friendly space that increases social cohesion, sense of belonging and community pride. The Triwood Community Garden seeks to bring community members together to learn how to grow food and to inspire and support interaction not only with the natural environment but also between community members who may not otherwise have met. Although the community garden will result in the production of healthy food, the primary mission is for the garden to create a family friendly space to increase social cohesion, a sense of belonging and community pride. This will be achieved through bringing members together for a common purpose. Individuals will have the opportunity to learn and work alongside each other thus increasing social interaction and learning. These opportunities will act as a catalyst for community members to become invested in their local environment, to take pride in a community project, and to create something with their neighbours that will last for years to come. This opportunity will instill an awareness and appreciation for their diverse neighbours, as well as a sense of stewardship and ownership of the local ecology and will be a site for connectivity for all. Primarily, the Triwood Community Garden will involve children, families, seniors and young at-risk adults to come together to build this garden and grow healthy food. Spring 2014 will bring school students from neighbouring schools and after-school programs to learn alongside our experienced gardeners through workshops. We hope to instill land stewardship and natural connections at a young age to increase the future viability of this project.
KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.
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Kitchen Gardeners International
3 Powderhorn Drive,
Scarborough, ME, 04074, USA