Garden Box Program in Cornwall helps food bank users become self sufficient

Garden Box Program in Cornwall helps food bank users become self sufficient

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: The Agapè Centre, City of Cornwall, and Cornerstone Organics

Timeline for Completion: Started 2021


The Agapè Centre has a new, free vegetable garden program for clients.

“This year, we are proud to offer a brand-new program to current Agapè Centre clients. We are supplying our clients with everything they’ll need to grow their own vegetables at home,” read an Agapè Centre statement. “This program will increase our clients’ access to healthy food. It will be a project they can enjoy all summer. And it is entirely free.”

Clients will be supplied with a wooden box for the garden, compost and soil, and starter seeds/seedlings. Ensuring space on your property and permission from a landlord (if renting) is necessary. Donations towards the initiative including seeds, are welcome.

This project has gotten so big that high school students have been recruited to help with the project. Tagwi Secondary School in Avonmore has a nice wood shop and volunteered to help make the boxes for the Agapè Centre.

“We are a non-profit, donation-based organization. Everything we do supports our goal to reduce hunger in Cornwall — to feed our clients,” read the statement. “It is heartwarming to see so much interest in this program.”


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Project entered on: April 3, 2021 at 8:54 pm

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