April showers bring May flowers… and of course other plants. Saturday, May 26 was no exception, as 40 adults and 30 children under the age of 12 attended a gardening workshop hosted by the Sherwood Community Association. The workshop, called Gardening for Kids, taught the children everything from planting the seeds of edible seedlings to the post-harvest activities. Some children even planted seedlings in the community garden, which they can help maintain throughout the rest of the summer. The youngest gardener at the workshop was an 8-month-old baby girl, who was smiling ear-to-ear when given her own plant.
Planting the edible seedlings taught the children not only about gardening, but also about producing food, eating healthy and building a strong community. All this was achieved using the ActivateYYC grant. No permits were needed, so the full $750 went towards ensuring a great time was had by all.