Organic Kitchen Garden for the Kids

Posted on: May 15th, 2010 by Heather

Spring is here! Looking to get your hands in some dirt? We’re building an organic kitchen garden at a summer ranch for kids and it would be great to have you out there building with us!

The Zajac Ranch for Children is a summer camp set on the shores of Stave Lake in Mission, BC. The ranch serves children with serious and chronic illnesses and disabilities. The Zajac Ranch seeks to normalize and enhance the lives of the children that attend camp by offering innovative and unique programs in a caring and supportive environment.

Looking to enhance these young children’s experience in being outdoors and enjoying nature, Zajac Ranch for Children has teamed up with The Projects In Place Society in designing and building an organic kitchen garden that will teach the kids about the importance of local food production while having fun growing their own nutritious organic vegetables.

On May 29th from 9:45am to 3:45pm, Zajac Ranch for Children will be working together with knowledgeable professionals from Projects In Place Society and volunteers from TELUS, the Rotary Club of Abbotsford, and other community members in raising this organic kitchen garden on the Zajac Ranch. Anyone interested in learning more about building planter boxes, ground plots, composting bins or just looking to do some gardening and building for a good cause are welcome to join us.

The Projects In Place Society is a non-profit group dedicated to help communities engage in projects that demonstrate environmental stewardship. Their latest projects include putting together an inner city urban farm in the Downtown Eastside, participating in the design of a new playground for Killarney Garden and the installation of green roof at Radha Yoga & Eatery.

For more information about the Zajac Ranch, check them out athttp://www.zajacranch.com. For anyone interested in volunteering for the build, please contact Heidi Lam at heidilam@live.ca or visit Projects In Place Society’s website athttp://projectsinplace.org. Anyone interested in supporting the project with a donation of in-kind materials or the funds to help purchase materials can contact the Zajac Foundation office at 604-739-0444.