For the first time participants of North Hamilton Community Health Centre’s Grub Club program will begin growing in the newly opened Community Greenhouse. A six-week program will see a group of experienced Grub Club participants begin to specialize their gardening skills in exciting new ways! Much like the traditional Grub Club initiative, children will have the opportunity to grow, and cook with, fresh organic vegetables on a weekly basis.

The savvy young gardeners will take on an important role in the Grub Club program preparation process as they will be starting the seedlings to be used for the upcoming growing year at both the NHCHC and Birge Park Children’s Garden spaces. Greenhouse Buds program participants will also learn basic greenhouse growing techniques related to tower, barrel-ponic, and deep-water culture hydroponic growing systems in the Community Greenhouse.

The Greenhouse Buds pilot program has been offered to participants who have been involved in Grub Club in previous years. While the inaugural six-week initiative is limited to children who have already involved Grub Club, we are excited to welcome all children in grades K-8 living in the North End to join the twenty-week summer Grub Club session beginning in early May.

For more information on how to register your child in Grub Club where they can learn new organic gardening, cooking, and physical literacy skills, please call Scott Paige at 905-523-6611 ext 3006 or email paige@nhchc.

Happy Growing!

By Scott Paige