August 22, 2019

Community Garden

Lake Trail Community School Garden

The Lake Trail Community School Garden is at the heart of Lake Trail Community Education Society. It is managed by LTCES’s Garden Coordinator and cultivated and maintained by the society and community volunteers. 

Through the community garden, LTCES provides a natural space for events, programs, permaculture education, and food security and food literacy education.

Lake Trail Community School Garden and Outdoor Hub - Workshop and AGM

LTCES welcomes the community to an online workshop focused on the new Lake Trail Community School Garden and Outdoor Hub, and our annual general meeting, on Thursday, November 18th.

Workshop: The workshop runs from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. 

AGM: Those who wish, may choose to join us for our AGM following the workshop from 7:45pm to 8:15pm.

Lake Trail Community School has recently undergone a major seismic upgrade including a new school and a future childcare centre. With this project comes the demolition of the Lake Trail Community School Garden. For over a decade, this community-based resource has supported sustainable, local, and nutritious food for our students and community populations, as well as community development and education projects.
This scenario has provided an exciting opportunity to expand our Garden and Healthy Foods Program through a new community garden and outdoor hub.
Register or the workshop and / or AGM HERE.

Community gardens. Essential services in the fight against COVID-19.

Food security is more important now than ever. LTCES is working hard to get fast producing crops into the garden which we can distribute into the hands of the community and those who need it most. 

Meanwhile, many of us are starting to think about growing food at home or expanding our own food gardens. 

Lake Trail Community School Garden Coordinator, Elaine Codling, has nearly 30 years of organic gardening experience to share. Join the Lake Trail School Garden Facebook group to have your gardening questions answered and join the conversation!

Regular Programming

Throughout July and August, LTCES offers 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.

Our Lammas First Summer Feast brings community members together to celebrate and share the harvest. 

Twice weekly work parties offer community members an opportunity to learn, share skills, and connect to the garden and the food literacy program.

Various other community programs are offered in the garden from year to year!