Welcome to GTCG!
The garden consists of communal and allotment plots each measuring 24′ x 24′
Current Garden Status
- 18 fruit trees were added by Halton Fruit Project in 2012.
- All produce from our garden is donated to local food-banks.
Our mission is to provide a place of diverse abilities, culture and ages who share a common interest in gardening, building friendships and working together. The garden provides an outlet for different groups of volunteers from the local community to participate in active living and also giving back to the community through our affiliation with United Way Oakville. We regularly have corporate volunteers from BMO, Mattamy Homes, G.E., Deloitte and John Deere Corp. to help maintain the grounds throughout the growing season. Several student groups have also supported our community gardens in the past as well.
Our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to regular donors:
- Vern’s water supply (www.vernswater.ca)Halton
- Waste management in providing compost (www.halton.ca)
- Wood chips from a member of the church (anonymous)
- Van Beek’s Garden Nursery – a ‘one-time’ donor of top-soil. (www.vanbeeks.com)
2017 Update #2 (May 13, 2017)
Our Tulip garden is now in full bloom! Here are a few pictures from the beautiful tulip garden to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Once again we would like to thank the Oakville Community Foundtion (www.theocf.org) for helping to make this garden happen.
2017 is an exciting year for Canada as our country is celebrating it’s 150th Anniversary! Freedom Centre is delighted to be the recipient of a grant from Oakville Community Foundation (www.theocf.org/impact/granting) for a Tulip Project and a summer Floral display to commemorate and celebrate this great event.
Ground work was prepared by volunteers from the John Deere Corporation. ON a beautiful day last October, some enthusiastic members of the church and friends from MDHS planted 1,560 red and white tulip bulbs in the shape of the Canadian Flag.
With Spring almost upon us, we are looking forward to the result of our hard work. In early May, we will begin our summer planting of annuals in the same theme.
July 1, 2017 Update
We’ve added our second Canada Day plot! This plot will bloom for the rest of the summer. Come check it out at Freedom Centre!
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