Planter boxes at Unwin Park

An opportunity for generations to engage in dialogue and to explore differences and similarities between seniors and youth.

Textile Dye Garden at the Museum of Surrey

Address: Museum of Surrey - 17710 56A Avenue

Are you curious about what plants can provide the colours and fibre for our clothing? Did you know we can grow certain types of plants that can be used to create natural dyes for textiles? Join us on the Museum of Surrey campus and experience a unique opportunity to create a Textile Dye Garden!

Sharon Kallis of EartHand Gleaners Society will be leading conversations around plant selection for a diverse array of both colour and fibres. Through interactive workshops and in-person hands-on activities discover how we all share the cultural legacy of how plants have been an integral component of history and evolution of our clothing.

Garden of Generations at Unwin Park

Address: Unwin Park - 13313 68 Avenue, Surrey

Do you have a passion for edible plants? Want to try your hand at building an edible garden from beginning to harvest and learn along the way? Curious about some edible plants in Indigenous culture? Learn to maintain a garden, get your hands dirty, and tend to plants' needs. Enjoy the benefits gardening brings, and enjoy freshly harvested foods.

We are looking for people of all ages, experiences and backgrounds. Join us to create a space to grow, gather and nurture the plants, and one another, through the Garden of Generations. Help us build community through collaboration.

Garden of Generations:  Planting for Pollinators

  • October 13 from 3-5pm
  • Unwin Park
  • Free

Join us in planting a garden for pollinators! Learn about pollinator friendly plants and native plant species and get some exercise while supporting our pollinator populations by planting the garden right next to the Garden of Generations at Unwin Park.

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Garden of Generations:  Gathering Time session

  • October 20 from 10-11am
  • Unwin Park
  • Free

All generations welcome. Join us for an all ages ‘garden interest’ social. Dress for the weather and please bring a blanket or chair to sit on. 

Register

How to Participate

Register above, or contact agefriendlyforseniors@surrey.ca to sign up for a volunteer shift to participate in garden care.

Program Funding

The Connecting Generations Initiative and the Walkit Web Map Activity Program are made possible through the Surrey Intercultural Senior Social Inclusion Partnership Network, funded by Employment and Social Development Canada, under the New Horizons for Seniors Program, which:

  • consists of organizations from different sectors
  • is a collective impact initiative multi-partner approach
  • aims to address systemic barriers of social inclusion faced by seniors 55+
  • supports an interculturally inclusive and engaged community

The core network consists of the backbone organizations:

  • Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS)
  • Seniors Come Share Society
  • SOURCES BC
  • UNITI
  • Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association (FRAFCA)
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Government of Canada Funding

Contact

Have a question or comment about one of these initiatives? Reach us at agefriendlyforseniors@surrey.ca.