The HUB Children’s Garden Project >

For an update on The HUB Children’s Garden Project from Susan Quaiff, Executive Director, click on the link here - Children’s Garden Project Update.Letter.May 4, 2015

We would like to acknowledge and thank the following for donations made through Canada Helps in 2014:

-   The Sherry Taylor Drew Foundation
-   From the Farm Enterprises Inc. (Cynthia Peters)
-   An anonymous donation

These financial donations will assist in making the project a reality and are very much appreciated.  The project moves forward this Spring and we will be posting pictures, so please stop back to this page in the coming months to see the progress being made.

Help support our children to learn about healthy eating from seed to table.

Project Profile: The Children’s Garden project was created in order to help build healthy eating habits with the children of Prince Edward County. Starting at a young age is key for building lifelong skills, along with hands on opportunities from planting to harvesting and eating the food. Learning the whole process from seed to table will provide a fun and engaging environment year round. Curriculum will be built to maximize the learning from the various areas of the garden. The program components of the project will be as inclusive as possible with the children, parents and community volunteers. Other local community organizations and schools will also be welcomed.

This Project is the result of a number of Prince Edward County residents and organizations coming together to make a difference for those experiencing food security issues in our rural community.  We have received grants from Slow Foods and United Way Quinte as well as donations from a number of individuals.  The project so far has benefited from the professional support of Landscape Architect Victoria Taylor, Chef Jamie Kennedy and From the Farm Cooking School proprietor Cynthia Peters.  The Garden is meant to be an outdoor learning facility where children and families learn the skills needed to grow and prepare local produce.  Eventually and once the garden is well established, we hope it will supply fresh produce to our programs and families.  We are currently building a sustainability plan which includes partnerships with many local community agencies and develop a community garden strategy to maintain the garden and share the produce grown.  We plan to engage students from elementary, secondary and post secondary levels to support ongoing maintenance and development in the garden.

We need $100,000 to fulfill our plans. 
Every dollar will help us get closer to building Prince Edward County’s first Children’s Garden.

The project has completed the design phase and we are now working towards the construction phase of the project.  We have enlisted the help of the Scott Wentworth Landscaping Group, a local and well respected community m indeed company to make the dream a reality.  We submitted an application grant to the Parrott Foundation for funding and just recently received the total amount required to complete Phase One of the Project.

We are most appreciative to the Foundation for the ability to move forward with the Project and also excited for Scott to begin Phase One; the establishment of growing beds, the outdoor classroom, locating shade and growing structures and general landscaping – when the weather allows us in the Spring, hopefully mid-April.

Help us build the best garden possible for the children.

DONATE now by clicking on the link above. (Charitable receipt provided)
(Note: for sponsorship opportunities, contact Susan Quaiff, Executive Director)

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