Raising funds to help people increase their food security by learning how to cook and grow nutritious foods is at the root of Shelbourne Community Kitchen’s inaugural garden sale.
The free sale takes place Saturday, May 6 and volunteers have been working hard to make it a success, said Laura Cochrane, board chair for the Shelbourne Community Kitchen.
“Our aim is to assist individuals and families living on low incomes by increasing their food security,” Cochrane explained. “We do this by providing small group cooking and gardening programs that encourage community building. A big part of what we do is create programs where participants acquire food and gardening skills that teach them how to access nutritious foods affordably.”
The Shelbourne Community Kitchen is a collaborative partnership involving St. Aidan’s United Church, which is hosting and sponsoring the event, and St. Luke’s Anglican Church, the Lutheran Church of the Cross, Mount Tolmie Community Association and the Camosun Community Association.
The garden sale, which include planters, garden tools, perennials, Mother’s Day gifts and more, takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Aidan’s United Church at 3703 St. Aidan’s St.