GROWing with Seniors Program

What is GROWing with Seniors (GROW)?

The GROWing with Seniors program invites elder citizens to connect with gardening, growing food and their local community through learning and socialization. The program activities are provided at no cost to the participants, thanks to funding from Service Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program. 

Community Gardening

All are welcome! Join us at TIES community garden on Wednesday Mornings through out the season (June – September 2022)

Come socialize, share your knowledge about growing food and do some light garden work. Light refreshments will be provided.

GROWing Food at Home

Learn simple and affordable ways to GROW food at home, indoors, outdoors or in small spaces.

  • GROW kit provided to all participants to start growing sprouts at home + other learning resources.

Contact us to schedule your very own Lunch & Learn Presentation for your Senior community: growingties@gmail.com or chantaleves@immigrant-education.ca

Workshops

Offered in partnership with The Calgary Horticultural Society and The Kerby Centre, centered on providing practical and useful gardening education.  

All workshops are at The Kerby Centre in Room 205 from 10am-12pmKerby memorial building, 1133 7 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1B2 

  • Identifying Weeds August 29, 2022
  • How to Harvest & store Vegetables September 28, 2022
  • How to Grow Food Indoors October 19, 2022
  • Native Edible Plants November 16, 2022
  • Preparing Seedlings January 8, 2022

 Events

  • Field Trip: Connecting with Youth Attending the U of C Soil Camp – July 24, 2022
  • Harvest Festival: TIES Community Garden – September 17, 2022
  • Harvest Festival: Kerby Centre – October 7, 2022
  • GROWing with Seniors Community Social – November 30, 2022

To register for workshops and events email: grow@immigrant-education.ca  

Register for Workshops & Events Here!

  • Volunteer at our Community Garden: Preparing, planting and tending to the community garden at the TIES Welcome Centre during the summer season. 
  • Book a Lunch & Learn Presentation: Growing Food at Home introduces simple growing methods outdoors, indoors and on a kitchen counter.  
  • Get Social: Connect with seniors through in-person events, where you can share your love of gardening and growing food.

If interested in any of the above opportunities, please email the GROW Program Coordinator: chantaleves@immigrant-education.ca 

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