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Shovel & Spoon
Working in partnership with local community agencies, this cooking and gardening program creates connections between participants and nature in the hopes of reducing social isolation. Shovel & Spoon offers a therapeutic and supportive environment in which participants can build gardening, cooking, nutritional and leadership skills.
To increase participants’ gardening, cooking and nutrition knowledge and skills
To improve the healthy eating choices of participants.
To create a safe, welcoming and enjoyable environment that promotes relaxation, self-esteem and social interaction.
To increase participants’ connections to additional community supports and social networks.
Teas and Herbs - Sprouting - Plant Propagation - Container Gardening - Seed Starting - Saving Seeds Harvesting - Canning and Preserving - Cooking on a budget - Cooking with roots shoots and leaves - Knife skills - Low-sugar Baking - Cooking for one.
Shovel & Spoon activities take place at The Stop's main location (1884 Davenport Rd.); at the Earlscourt Community Garden at St. Clair and Lansdowne; and at The Stop's Green Barn (601 Christie St., Barn #4)