We Grow Food (WGF) is a grassroots non-profit organization that was established in 2013 by Carol VanderSanden and Michelle Perry in Oshawa, with the aim to inspire community members to learn where their food comes from and how they can grow their own in an environmental and sustainable way.
Over the last six growing seasons, they have grown 21,000 pounds of food on about 2 acres of land throughout Oshawa, providing 40 educational programs and impacting 350 families.
Now going into their seventh season, WGF is expanding with a 31-foot mobile greenhouse classroom that will bring food education and gardens directly to schools and communities throughout Durham Region, supported by a recent partnership with the Durham District School Board.
The new WGF Mobile Greenhouse Classroom includes eight educational and interactive modules and food garden installations; it will educate students on sustainable eating, water conservation and catchment for gardens, composting for healthy soil, seed saving and more.
Their “no waste” philosophy also means they use everything they grow as either food or organic matter for composting.
If you’re interested in getting involved with WGF, be sure to check out their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/WeGrowFoodDurham/; they are currently seeking sponsors to bring the mobile greenhouse classroom to more Durham Region schools.