Niagara Falls, ON, October 3, 2017 - The City of Niagara Falls in partnership with DSBN, Project SHARE and Links for Greener Learning have partnered to create an outdoor learning centre this summer, equipped with 40 accessible community garden beds, various fruit trees, pollinator gardens and a mobile kitchen. The project was made possible through monies from the Healthy Kids Community Challenge Niagara, TD Friends of the Environment and DSBN. The project compliments the new 2,000 square foot greenhouse located at the school, where students can learn about horticulture, plant cultivating and diversity.
To commemorate the completion of the installation of the garden landscapes and equipment, the partners are hosting a Harvest Festival on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 starting at 12:30 pm. The Harvest Festival will be a country themed celebration including food trucks, pumpkin carving, youth activities, face painting, music and a mini food market. The event is open for all to attend.
About Healthy Kids Community Challenge Niagara
Choose to Boost Veggies and Fruit is the third phase of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge, which promotes healthy eating, physical activity and healthy lifestyle choices for children.
Encouraging kids to stay active and healthy is part of the government's plan to build a better Ontario through its Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care, which provides patients with faster access to the right care; better home and community care; the information they need to live healthy; and a health care system that is sustainable for generations to come.
Event Date:Wednesday, October 11, 2017 starting at 12:30 pm
Westlane Secondary School
5960 Pitton Road
Niagara Falls, ON L2H 1T5
For more information about the City of Niagara Falls, contact:
City of Niagara Falls – Recreation & Culture Department
905.356.7521 ext. 3341
For more information about the Healthy Kids Community Challenge Niagara, contact:
Healthy Kids Community Challenge Niagara – Local Project Manager
905.688.8248 ext. 7412
For more information about Westlane Secondary School, contact:
Westlane Secondary School – Teacher
For more information about how to reserve a 2018 garden plot, contact:
Links For Greener Learning – Executive Director
For more information on Community Roots, Food literacy workshops for schools and community groups, contact:
Project SHARE – Garden and Nutrition Educator
905.357.5121 ext. 32