CSC CHIGAMIK CHC Partners with The Karma Project to offer Free Community Garden Workshops

May 31, 2016  

Midland, Ontario – May 31, 2016 – Centre de santé communautaire CHIGAMIK Community Health Centre announced today that they have partnered with The Karma Project to offer a free, hands-on garden workshop series to the community in North Simcoe. This new workshop series will offer community members the skills needed to plant and harvest a summer garden. Topics will include container gardening, growing and harvesting a sacred medicine garden, pollination stations, identifying weeds and invasive species and more.

“We are so pleased to be partnering with The Karma Project, who are passionate about promoting good nutrition and offer many local food projects to our community,” said Katelyn Dyment, Community Garden Facilitator, CSC CHIGAMIK CHC. “Having a community garden is one of the most powerful tools we have to help build strong families and communities. The weekly garden workshops are a great way to get out and meet your neighbours, learn new skills and have fun!”

The Garden Workshop Series will take place in the following locations starting on June 6, 2016 and is free to all members of the community:

  • Mondays – 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Tay Community Garden on Calvert Street, Port McNicoll
  • Wednesdays – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm at the Penetanguishene Ecology Garden on Fox Street
  • Fridays – 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Midland Community Garden in Little Lake Park

“It is a powerful and beautiful thing when community organizations join forces to bring the diverse population of growers, cookers and eaters together in established community gardens,” said Kristyn Tinney, Education Coordinator, The Karma Project. “These spaces offer everyone the opportunity to share, grow and learn and we could not be more ecstatic to help foster new relationships between community members and the great outdoors.”

For more information about the Garden Workshop Series, please visit www.chigamik.ca. No registration is required and all ages are welcome.

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About The Karma Project

The Karma Project is a non-profit food co-operative aiming to foster a sustainable and accessible local food system for the community of Huronia. The Karma Project works to promote a sustainable and inclusive local food system through community gardens, markets, and education programming. For more information, please visit www.thekarmaprojectinc.com.

About CSC CHIGAMIK CHC

Centre de santé communautaire CHIGAMIK Community Health Centre is a not-for-profit health care service funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, through the North Simcoe Muskoka Local Health Integration Network. It offers bilingual and culturally-sensitive care. It encourages persons who identify as First Nations, Francophone, Inuit, Métis or Aboriginal and live in North Simcoe Muskoka to register. For more information please visit www.chigamik.ca.