Opera in the Garden was a success!

opera in the garden

Photo courtesy of Sarah Ferguson of the Welland Tribune 

On July 24th over 60 people visited the Port Cares Community Garden to listen to local soprano Jennifer Carter sing. This free event attracted visitors to the garden from throughout the region, including St. Catharines and all agreed that the performance was wonderful. Delighted visitors snacked on treats specially prepared by the Reach Out Food Centre and the Food Service Associate program. Over  $250.00 in food was donated.

The following Community Sponsors have made the With My Own Two Hands Community Garden possible:


Niagara Prosperity Initiative

Niagara College Many Hands Project

Port Colborne Home Hardware

Corey’s Basics and Bargains

Fairwind Farms

Sherk Lumber Timbr Mart

Plant’s Choice

Port Colborne Home Hardware

Frank’s Home Hardware

Port Colborne Lioness

Stokes Seeds

The Azzopardi Family

Mr. Ron Bodner

The community garden is located on Davis St. on land donated by Vale Inco and now boasts 16 plots for community members to learn how to  grow their own food. This teaching garden also offers opportunities for mentoring and socialising and it gives members of our community the skills to start their own gardens and learn how to preserve the food they grow. To learn more about this initiative please contact Sandy at 905-835-1914 ext 29. Port Cares Food Programs 



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