Food & Community Gardens (RCFJ)
Led by the Renfrew-Collingwood Food Justice (RCFJ) team, CNH food programs strive to promote learning and leadership around sustainable growing, local food, multicultural food traditions, and healthy eating in the Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood.
Programs & Services
Community Gardens & Orchards
RCFJ supports three gardens in the Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood: Collingwood Community Garden, Cheyenne Community Garden, and Still Creek Community Garden. Plots are rented out to local residents in the neighbourhood and gardens act as community gathering spaces to foster community food security.
RCFJ also coordinates the Norquay Community Food Forest and the rooftop garden at CNH. The Food Forest is a hidden gem nestled between houses at 2732 Horley St. It is home to a variety of fruit-bearing, edible, and medicinal native plants as well as a composter, a swing, and a seating area for events and workshops. Meanwhile, the rooftop garden at CNH is embellished with a community mosaic and is home to raised beds growing a variety of vegetables, fruit, native plants and herbs.
To join the waitlist for a community garden plot or volunteer email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Together, we cook and enjoy a meal or learn a skill such as canning, preserving or pickling.
This program is suspended due to COVID-19 and will reopen when safe.
Community Lunch (Frozen Meal Delivery)
In partnership with the Seniors’ Wellness Program
Enjoy our popular low-cost, nutritious, and tasty lunches now available as frozen delivery! To sign up, please call 604-435-0375.
Food Skills Workshops
We offer a variety of food skills workshops throughout the year. Learn how to make pickles and preserves, kimchi, fresh bread, and more! Workshop dates and costs vary.