A community garden harvest festival will be held at Westlane Secondary School in Niagara Falls on Oct. 11, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
The city, in partnership with DSBN, Project SHARE and Links for Greener Learning, have teamed up to create an “outdoor learning centre” this summer, equipped with 40 accessible community garden beds, various fruit trees, pollinator gardens and a mobile kitchen.
The project compliments the new 2,000 square foot greenhouse located at the school, where students can learn about horticulture, plant cultivating and diversity.
The festival is meant to commemorate the completion of the garden landscapes and equipment. It will be a country-themed celebration, including food trucks, pumpkin carving, youth activities, face painting, music and a small food market.
The event is free and open for all to attend.
The project was made possible through funding from the Healthy Kids Community Challenge Niagara, TD Friends of the Environment and the DSBN.
More information can be found online at the city’s website.