Community Programming Changes Due to Covid-19

We are a participant in Giving Tuesday, you can find a link here:
Giving Tuesday - Starting May 5th

We are online, connecting and engaging our community through a range of activities for all ages and cultures. Find out more about our programs. Our services include child and youth programs, family resources, seniors programs, language courses, settlement services, child care, and community activities. Meeting our community needs we offer: * Early Years: provides safe, stimulating play experiences, arts and crafts for kids up to age 6; and parents can connect with community resources, get information and support, and meet neighbourhood families. * Garden Gurus: provides general garden tips, one-on-one mentorships with expert/Master Gardeners, site assessment to determine soil quality, and provides some seeds to get your garden going. * Family Services: our community members are facing more food insecurity. We are reaching out to those in need with food hampers and gift certificates. Thank you to Community Food Centres Canada for funding. * School’s Out Literacy Leaders: Online physical and academic literacy programming for children ages 4-7 yrs old. Learn more Facebook and Instagram * Seniors receive food baskets with support from HelpAge Canada and East West Market. Your donations to Little Mountain Neighbourhood House support our community during this challenging time.

Covid-19 Guidelines for Riley Park Community Garden - April 29, 2020

COVID protocols and guidelines from our public health and government authorities are followed.

Community Gardens are an Essential Service. They are not functioning as social gatherings, but to grow and provide food for our community.

Until further notice:

We cannot hold Work Parties, host Workshops, Lunch Events or Gatherings. We must ensure physical distancing.

You can get involved. Sign Up for our Small Team Gardening sessions.

In response to COVID, we are supporting our community to grow food. The Riley Park Garden Gurus is an online resource and community resource to provide one-on-one mentorships with expert/Master Gardeners, helping you with a site assessment to determine soil quality, suggesting soil amendments and crops; and providing you with some seeds to get your garden going or producing short Gardening Tips videos.

In the Riley Park Community Garden (RPCG), please follow these guidelines:

  • Our maximum number of gardeners is 4 people. Sign Up for our Small Team Gardening sessions led by a core volunteer. Everyone is welcome. Your participation will help us maintain the valuable community resource that the RPCG has become.
  • The garden is closed to the public when our gardeners are at work. It is closed during the Riley Park Summer Farmers Market (Saturdays until 3:00pm).
  • No dogs are allowed in the garden.
  • Bring your own tools, no shared snacks or lunches. When shared tools must be used, these must be sanitized with a 5% bleach solution.
  • Any surface that is touched should be sanitized with the bleach solution. These include: wheelbarrow and sprinkling can handles, compost bins, any part of the watering system such as turnoff valves and nozzles.

For further information email us, sign up for a Small Team Gardening session or learn more about our Garden Guru project.

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Responsive Neighbourhood Small Grants

Community grants during COVID-19

Grants to support local projects that ease social isolation of our most vulnerable, foster inclusion and well being, and use, share, and exchange local assets and skills online.

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