GROWcery Food Network Society
In September 2020 GFNS launched a Job Creation Partnership project funded by the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction to create a community therapeutic garden in Queensborough, in partnership with the City of New Westminster.
The program takes in EI-eligible participants and provides hands-on skills training through the building and creation of the garden space. Led by a therapeutic horticulturalist, the program aims to also embrace the intrinsic stress relieving and mindfulness opportunities that a garden can provide. By the Summer of 2021 there will be an inviting and lush garden space available for the community to enjoy and a cohort of newly trained gardeners, landscapers and wood workers.