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posted September 25, 2009
A classroom of students from Etobicoke Collegiate Institute and their teacher came to our garden for an educational, hands-on gardening workshop. The high school students were educated by members, Zora and Miodrag both of whom are professional agronomists) about the environment, composting, planting and growing organic food. The students eagerly participated in a talk about how to recognize and use herbs. Some of the students were so impressed that they asked to become volunteers in the Garden.
posted September 12, 2009
The Organic Food Festival was a great success. Over two hundred people came to visit and to taste some of the ethnic food prepared by our gardeners. This year's celebration also included an extremely interesting and useful presentation by Zora Ignjatovic on gardening in small spaces. She demonstrated that a colourful mix of herbs, vegetables, edible flowers and fruits can be grownin one small container. At the end of the day, we sold some of our organically-grown veggies to the public. All proceeds went to the Association.
posted August 9, 2009
It was a pleasure to invite COSTI staff to the garden. No matter how many times colleagues visit the Garden, they are always impressed by its beauty and by the quality and variety of plants grown.
posted August 6, 2009
posted May 21, 2009
Our seniors, especially Miodrag Zakonovic, have always been very interested in educating the younger generation about plants and healthy food. We decided, therefore, to create a small garden just for children. On Children's Day in May, over thirty young children were taught about planting and they started a garden called Three Sisters using corn, squash and bean seeds. The Children’s Garden has now become a permanent part of the garden and will be a place for children to have fun and play during future visits.
posted July 17, 2009
On behalf of The Garden Party, I would like to extend a thank you for your assistance in organizing our recent visit to The New Horizons Community Garden.
Our visit was truly inspiring and heartfelt in every way. From our first hello, we were greeted with an abundance of hospitality, knowledge and professionalism. The New Horizons Community Garden is an amazing experience and "a best practice model" for how to build community gardens in the City of Toronto .
Once again, please extend our thank you to the wonderful folks at the New Horizons Community Garden for their leadership, passion and creativity in building an awe inspiring community garden.
The Garden Party,
Hosted by Redeemer Lutheran,
posted March 1, 2009
Hura! Nase Udruzenje je dobilo novac od kanadske vlade za projekat "Seniori preuzimaju vodecu ulogu u drustvenim bastama".