1 in 6 children living in a home that struggles to put food on the table.
In Canada, 1 child in 5 is at risk of starting the school day on an empty stomach
Non-local, domestic produce we buy in stores travels an average 1500 miles.
"Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have." -Winston Churchill
What We Do
Grace Gardens is a project we envision focusing on empowering individuals and families to grow, harvest, store, and prepare nutritious food. A ‘hand up’ versus a ‘handout’ moves one in the direction of self-sufficiency and sustainability. Although support will be given to people to create their own backyard garden we will also utilize a community garden hub to support relationship building and community collaboration.
We hope to have our first pilot in Northumberland Hills, Ontario and after demonstrating success, expand to other poverty areas in Ontario.
- Coordinated and hosted gatherings spring and summer of 2014 for children of the 4 H Club
- Forging partnerships with local and provincial organizations experienced with food security and education
- Completing proposal for Grace Gardens with the intention for the pilot to be launched in Northumberland Hills, Ontario
How You Can Help
Make a financial pledge supporting Living Ways to kick start this project in Northumberland Hills, ON. We’ll also in need of in-kind donations of garden tools and equipment. Donate Now
If you are a permaculture practitioner or student looking for a project, a gardener, or have experience creating holistic gardens, we’d love to hear from you. Volunteer Here