The Giving Garden
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, including school groups, to help with the growing and harvesting of vegetables to give away to hungry families in need. Our goal is to enable generosity in others and share the bounty of our fields.
Business’, schools and service groups are all welcome to come and participate in our Giving Garden.
Contact Leslie at 905-887-1086 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 to you during the farm’s open hours.
Seeds have been generously donated by Stokes Seeds and Northwood Montessori
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 those in need.
As part of our school tour program here on the farm, students can be participate 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.
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