Ambe Tigedaw - Let's Grow Together
The Ambe Tigadaw Garden Collective project has started to build a collaborative approach to food security issues. Between the partner agencies, we reach well over 100 First Nation Metis and Inuit ‘FNMI’ families in Simcoe County and hundreds more individuals.
We have accomplished this in a limited way, since November 2014. We have collaborated on planning, garden construction, harvesting and canning. However, our challenge continues to be the need to educate clients/community members about gardening, canning, storing and food purchasing.
The education and awareness about food as a natural requirement for healthy child development and to maintain good health is very much needed in our communities within Simcoe County region.
With this project, we will be able to reach beyond the FNMI network of services, to other potential partner agencies where food security is a goal, i.e. Community Health Centres, Friendship Centres, Orillia Community Gardens ‘OCG’ and the Healthy Kids Community Challenge ‘HKCC’.
We have already jointly collaborated with OCG, Lakehead University in the planting of 'Three Sisters Gardens' in May 2015. We would like to strengthen and solidify these partnerships.
Ambe Tigadaw Program Coordinator
Phone: 705 - 329 - 7755
Facebook: Ambe Tigadaw