Global Roots is an intergenerational gardening program by The Stop Community Food Centre and CultureLink to connect newcomer youth and seniors through activities like gardening, learning about food and food equity issues.
On Apr 25, we started our 2016 season with a blast!
|Having a coffee and snacks and catching up with old friends|
|Mass warm-up session before going out into the garden plots|
|The Chinese senior gardeners weeding and fertilizing, team work!|
The seniors for the various cultural gardens couldn't wait to get into it. We planted some bitter gourd seeds in the greenhouse, and everyone got their fingers right into the dirt. We weeded and fertilized, and got the plots ready for seeding and planting of seedlings.
|The Polish seniors love planting flowers|
Each season, the participants get to choose what kinds of seeds and plants they want to grow in their gardens. The Polish seniors, for example, love planting flowers, and the Italian seniors love tomatoes.
Gardening is a great way to socialise.
It crosses cultural boundaries, breaks language barriers, and bridges generational gaps.
|Welcoming newly arrived Canadians from Syria by putting them to work at our youth garden plot.|
|Have a break! Our dear staff, Dora, offering everyone a drink|
Looking forward to the next session! We'll be planting seeds and seedlings in the plots.
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