GROW Presentation at Vital City 2019

On October 24, our GROW project was highlighted at the Calgary Foundation’s Vital City event!

Cesar Suva, Director of Research & Program Development at TIES (pictured above), gave a presentation about GROW (Gardens for Refugees and Other newcomers Welcomed).

GROW is a recipient of Calgary Foundation funding through the Neighbour Grants program, which supports citizen-led projects that better our city and communities. You may remember our successful pitches at Pitch Night, two years running!


What is GROW?

When newcomers move to Canada, they are met with many unfamiliar experiences. They are forced to adjust to a new language, climate, food and culture. However, many are familiar with gardening!

GROW is a community garden project that offers newcomers an opportunity to share their gardening experience, get involved, and build new connections. At the end of the summer, the project cumulates in a harvest and community meal.

In addition to project delivery, we also received funding from the Calgary Foundation to put together a GROW Community Cookbook.