Program: Siem Lelum Community Garden Project
Vital Sign: Environment
Total Grant: $23,400 ($4,946 from donor contributions)
This project is an integral and therapeutic component fo the Siem Lelum affordable housing complex for dozens of families drawn from the Aboriginal community. The Horticulture Centre of the Pacific will help residents construct, prepare, plant and nurture a garden filled with numerous food products, including traditional First Nations plants, while teaching them the skills needed to independently maintain and manage the garden. Residents will benefit by engaging in their community, creating a sense of belonging, and embarking on a journey towards healing and sustainability.