Incorporating native species into gardens is an excellent way to attract pollinators, support bee populations and preserve biodiversity.
Conventional agriculture has many negative effects on the environment, however it does not have to! Agriculture can be done in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way.
Indigenous peoples are the original stewards of the land and have participated in transformative education and reciprocity for millennia. These partnerships aim respectfully prodive a space for community environmental education programs that highlight both Indigenous and non-Indigenous ways of knowing.
Intergenerational and interdisciplinary learning
Together WE work towards transformative education
Our aim is to provide safe, accessible and inclusive places where the community can reconnect to nature and become environmental stewards.
How do educational gardens help a community?
No one is ever too old to learn something new, to experience nature or help your neighbour. Community gardens are an engaging and dynamic way to do just that!
These garden will provide a safe place where the community can come and have hands on experiences with nature. By participating in the garden, or simply being curious as they walk by, community members will have the opportunity to learn what species are present in their region and how to grow healthy food.
Experiences in nature and participation in gardening has been shown to positively impact a persons mental health.
Gardening can be vigorous work! Bending, digging, pruning and harvesting are all great ways to do some physical activity.
Gardens are a great place to make new friends and strengthen your connections with nature.
1. RAISED GARDENS
These gardens are elevated making them more easily accessible and less prone to pests. Crops will be planted following priniples of sustainable agriculture.
2. INDIGENOUS PLANTINGS GARDENS
These gardens will host plants selected by local Indigenous peoples and will built with their consultation and collaboration.
3. INGROUND GARDENS
These gardens will host species that cannot be easily grown in raised gardens. Crops will be planted following the principles of sustainable agriculture.
4. NATIVE BIODIVERSITY GARDENS
These gardens will host native wildflower species to Durham Region. Such plants are not only beautiful but also provide vital services to our native polinators!
What do people have to say about our initiave? Why do they believe in it?
Providing the community with a space to learn about how to grow healthy food, identifiy native biodiversity and Indigenous watys of knowing is paramount to ensuring lasting envrvionmental stewardship!
Founder of EUGN
Testimonial coming soon