August 22, 2019

Community Garden

The Gift of Gardening

Looking for the perfect gift for the green thumb in your life?

Looking for a zero-waste gift idea?

Want to support a local non-profit organization this holiday season?

Give a ‘Gift of Gardening’ certificate, good for any of the six garden workshops offered by Lake Trail Community Education Society between January and March of 2020!

Certificates are $20 and can be purchased at Blue Spruce Ice Cream or the office at Lake Trail Community Middle School, until December 20th.

Workshop choices your gift recipient can choose from:

* We may be able to arrange to come to you with gift certificates if are in town and can’t make it out during the day

Thanks for your support, and happy gardening!

Lake Trail Community School Garden

The Lake Trail Community School Garden is at the heart of LTCES. It is managed by LTCES’s Garden Coordinator and  cultivated and maintained by students, teachers, parents and members of the community. Through the community garden LTCES provides a natural space for events, programs, permaculture education, and food security and food literacy education.

Twice weekly work parties offered community members an opportunity to learn, share skills, and connect to the garden and the food literacy program. This summer our Lammas First Summer Feast saw 60 community members come together to celebrate and share the harvest. 

Throughout July and August, LTCES offeres Summer Sprouters, a free drop-in program three mornings a week in the garden. Through this program LTCES addressed the play and learning needs of parents and caregivers with young children six months to five years, many living in the Lake Trail neighbourhood. Community partners and guest facilitators are engaged to enrich programming offerings.

Volunteer Work Parties

Volunteers are invited to help in the Lake Trail Community Garden on Sunday afternoons and Tuesday evenings. Whether you are an experienced gardener who would like to share your knowledge to spread the messages of sustainable edible education and permaculture, or a beginner who wants to learn while working with others, we would love to hear from you! Volunteers share in the harvest.

Email LTCES Garden Coordinator Elaine Codling at for further information.