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We Grow Food Mobile Greenhouse Classroom Event with How to Grow Food & Build Community Activities

Agriculture Craft Culinary & food Kids
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Carea Community Health Center

Oshawa, ON

Directions: no.


Free, and accepts optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.

Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.


Where does our food some from and how can you grow your own?

Share a day of family, hands on, activities learning about how you can grow your own food. Seed Saving, and participating in creating a Word Mural will be amongst the activities offered by We Grow Food, Carea Community Health Center and local partners.

Vegetable Fritters, Lemonade Stand, and Apple Crisp will be available... YUM!

All the will you can watch as the trailer is being retrofitted to become a Mobile Greenhouse Classroom.

Imagine…! A Mobile Greenhouse rolling into the parking lot where students, families and community groups can come and tour a fully functional garden complete with worm composting, irrigation and solar system making it completely “off grid” and self-sustaining. Picture … vertical trellising allowing for bumper crops of tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, along with shelves of micro greens and hot peppers. Who would not be INSPIRED to start their own urban food project supported by We Grow Food’s educational programming?


We Grow Food

We Grow Food, established in 2013 has grown to include 23 private and 5 neighbourhood gardens. Teaching over 40 programs every year, impacting over 350 families with 25,000 lbs of foods, farming almost 2 acres in the City of Oshawa and having almost 5000 people volunteering, participating in programming and visiting the gardens each year, it has become an important part of the community. We have a strong model to move forward with.

Food insecurity, getting control back of our food source, greening the city, and building community has put We Grow Food in high demand to help teach and implement food projects throughout the regions. With the creation of the new Mobile Greenhouse Classroom we will be able to meet with large groups of people right at their location.


carol vandersanden