Regina Foodbank

Community Projects

Earth Connections Garden Centre has the pleasure of working constantly with new community partners across the country. Outlined below are some of our more recent partnerships with schools, food banks and community projects across Saskatchewan, Alberta and Yukon.

JH Moore Elementary
Athabasca health authority Logo
Silverspring School

Flying Dust First Nation

Regina Food Bank

Challenge Disability Resource Group

Sage Seniors Resources

Gardenscape Saskatoon

Athabasca Health Authority

Athabasca Health Authority

105+ Garden Towers

Thanks to the Nutrition North Funding Earth Connections Corner recently distributed 84 Garden Tower 2’s to Stony Rapids and 21 towers to Uranium City! Additional Garden Tower 2’s were also purchased by residences of Camsell Portage. The National Aboriginal Diabetes Association printed an article on Northern Gardens in their September newsletter. Click here to read the newsletter. An article was also published in the fall edition of NOSH, a newsletter published by the Food & Culinary network of Dietitians of Canada. (Sept. 2017)
 

Ottawa Network For Education

15 Garden Towers

Ottawa Network For Education

Earth Connections Garden Centre has partnered with the Ottawa Network For Education to bring the Garden Tower 2 into classrooms in and around Ottawa. So far there are 10 schools participating, with Garden Towers and seedling stations for their classrooms. There have been 15 towers distributed to date! (2017)
 

St. Anne Elementary School

2 Garden Towers

St. Anne Elementary SchoolSt Anne’s Elementary School in Saskatoon now has 2 Garden Towers and seedling stations for their “Gardening Club”. (2017)
 

Schools In Regina

6 Garden Towers

Mosaic Regina Food BankThe Regina Food Bank’s Urban Agriculture Project, in partnership with Mosaic, placed 6 garden towers in schools in Regina. The Four Season Urban Agriculture Project has only just begun; they are currently building on partnerships to create various opportunities for volunteers, schools, individuals, community and corporate groups in the community. (Sept. 2017)
 

Muskeg Lake Cree Nation

2 Garden Towers

muskeg lake cree nationThe Muskeg Lake Cree Nation in association with Canadian Feed the children has 2 Garden towers, 1 for the daycare program and one for the school. We are also currently working with them to provide a year round wind and solar powered off grid 4 season greenhouse… in the coming year. (2017)
 

Challenge Disability Resource Group

Whitehorse CDRG

2 Garden Towers

The Challenge Greenhouse Program allows community members in Whitehorse, Yukon to learn new skills and foster interest in growing their own food organically. We have supplied the program with two gardentower2 units with the help of the Environmental Grant provided by the City of Whitehorse. You can click here to see the Challenge Greenhouse Program Blog and to read more about their organic gardening experiences. (Dec, 2016)

 

J H Moore Elementary

JH Moore Elementary School Salad Bar program

2 Garden Towers

J H Moore Elementary School in Lashburn, Saskatchewan now has two gardentower2 units for their salad bar program. The towers have been set up in the kindergarten class room! J H Moore was also featured in the June 2016 edition of Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (See pg 12,13). Pictured right is Susan Plant, the principal of the school. We are looking forward to working with the various classes next year. (June, 2016)

 

Regina Food Bank

Regina Food Bank 48 units

48 Garden Towers

This fall we began setting up 48 gardentower2 units at the Regina Food Bank. Each unit is equipped with growing lights and the aquajet irrigation system so that they can grow efficiently indoors all year round. Hope hope to post finished installation photos in the very near future! (Coming Soon)

 

Sage Seniors’ Resources

Gardentower2 for seniors care home

3 Garden Towers

We set up 3 garden towers at a new care home in Saskatoon. It opens in early December and the residents will play a part in growing fresh food! During the winter months they will be using lights around the towers to assist in the growing! (Nov, 2016)

 

Silverspring Elementary

Silverspring gardentower2 gift from grade 8One Garden Tower

The grade 8 graduating class at Silverspring School in Saskatoon donated a gardentower2 as a farewell gift to the school! Pictured left is their teacher Mathew Fiedelleck with the garden tower during grad prep this year. (June, 2016)

 

Gardenscape Saskatoon

Chef's Garden for gardenscapes

Mini Garden Tower

We are grateful to have met so many amazing people during our first show this year at Gardenscapes. Next year we will back back with a huge corner booth to show off our displays, feel free to come give the garden tower a spin! (April, 2016)

 

 

Flying Dust First Nation

Flying Dust First Nation Organic Vegetables

Organic Food Distributors

We enjoyed showing our products and making connections at the street stall on Saturdays at the Saskatoon Farmers Market. We were there with our award-winning (Green Thumb Award, 2016) GardenTower2 and sometimes with certified organic produce from the Flying Dust First Nation! (May-Oct, 2016)