In 2006, a beautiful community garden was constructed at Our Lady of Scapular Church on Thorold Stone Road through a partnership between Project SHARE, Our Lady of Scapular Church and many supporting community partners. In total, forty 5ft. X 10ft. individual plots were built for families in need to grow their own organic fresh herbs and vegetables. In addition, volunteers tend larger plots that grow food for our Emergency Food Program.
Yearly, the garden produces over 2,000 pounds of emergency food that is distributed through Project SHARE’s Food Bank. Members from the Niagara Falls Horticultural Society donate their time and experience to mentor new gardeners on how to grow healthy, organic foods without using any pesticides. All produce is grown using only compost that is donated by Walker Brothers Industries.
3 to 4 workshops are offered throughout the garden season to educate the gardeners on Square Foot Gardening, Companion Gardening and how to preserve their harvest through canning and drying methods. The garden always needs lots of love and care from volunteers who can help weed, water and harvest the produce. Come on out and be part of our GROWING Team!
Limited garden plots are also available for client use at Glengate Alliance Church, 6009 Valley Way Niagara Falls. Clients can sign up for a plot at either location at Project SHARE.
Thank you to our Community Garden Sponsors:
- All Green Irrigation
- Compass Group Canada
- Martin Farms
- Mullens Garden Market
- Niagara Falls Sunrise Rotary Club
- Notre Dame College School
- Our Lady of Scapular
- Signature Signs
- Stamford Collegiate Secondary School
- Stamford Kiwanis Club
- Stokes Seeds
- Sysco Canada
- The City of Niagara Falls
- Thiessen Farms
- Touchstone Site Contractors Inc.
- Tree and Twig
- Turkstra Lumber
- Undercutters Lawn and Garden Service
- Walker Industries
For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-357-5121 ex. 32