The Giving Garden 2017-07-05T20:34:38+00:00

The Giving Garden

Cherry tomatoes in the giving garden

Sunday July 16th   1 – 4 pm   Join SafeHope Home for a family friendly fundraising event here at the farm.  

Take the opportunity to support A Safe Place to Build Hope and a Future

SafeHope Home seeks to provide long-term recovery programs designed to guide sexually exploited or trafficked women and youth, or those at identifiable risk of becoming sexually exploited/trafficked, into full rehabilitation and re-integration into society here in the Durham Region.

Other business’ and service groups are welcome to come and participate in our Giving Garden.  Contact Rebecca and Dan at givinggarden1@gmail.com to arrange a weekday participation time.

On your own and you’d like to help out someone or an organization that you know – Our Giving Garden is accessible during the farm’s open hours.

With the foundation of 2 Corinthians 9:6-11 as our guide, we have set aside a 1½  acre garden plot on our farm to provide the opportunity for anyone interested to help with the growing and harvesting of vegetables to give away to hungry families in need.

  • Seeds have been generously donated by Stokes Seeds

  • Labour to plant, cultivate, grow and harvest – generously donated by you

Families, individuals, groups, corporations – you are all welcome to come and participate in the garden by helping plant, maintain and harvest the crops growing. You can also choose who, either family or group, to give the fruits of the harvest to. All excess produce will be donated to the food bank and community groups who are able to distribute to hungry families and communities in need.

As part of our school tour program here on the farm, students will be participating in the Giving Garden. It is a healthy way to encourage the foundation of generosity and service learning, building on our mission for our tour program – Strengthening their foundations for a healthier future.

Check out Forsythe Farms CSA podcasts called Planting Generosity

Through interviews with individuals living radically generous lives, this podcast aims to encourage others to give and to serve their communities.

Click here for the podcast!

Daniel and his team have been awarded a 2016 Spark Initiative grant from the Brethren in Christ Church for The Giving Garden project!

He is one of eight social entrepreneurs from across Canada to receive this grant which includes a financial grant, one-on-one professional mentoring, development courses and professional training, and more!

Come, participate, enjoy the giving garden –

“You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way” 2 Cor 9:11
God loves a cheerful giver

This is an not for profit endeavor.  High school students are welcome to participate to earn their community service hours