Gardens by Refugees and Other Newcomers Welcomed (GROW)

What is Gardens by Refugees and Other Newcomers Welcomed (GROW)?

Are you new to Canada? Do you enjoy growing plants? If you are interested or experienced in gardening, join our GROW program!

In this program, you will:

  • Plant a community garden
  • Share your gardening experience with others
  • Learn about gardening in Canada
  • Join a group of garden-loving refugees and newcomers
  • Get to know new people and make connections

The GROW program runs during the summer. At the end of the summer, we will celebrate with the Harvest Festival. At the Harvest Festival, participants in the GROW program will make a multicultural meal using the food grown in the gardens.


This program is open to TIES’ students

Community members please contact us for more information


March 2019 – September 2019
1-4 Hours per Week


TIES Forest Lawn
1723 – 40 Street SE

TIES Whitehorn
3820 – 32 Street NE


No Registration Cost


The time commitment for this program is 1-4 hours each week.

 Months Activities
March-April 2019 Planting seedlings and building planter boxes
May 2019 Outdoor gardening begins
June-August 2019 Ongoing care of gardens
September 2019 Harvest food

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