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

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.

Through planting, tending, and harvesting there will be an opportunity to learn about local dye/fibre plants, how to grow and harvest them, as well as the basic process of dyeing with them. Participation in the project will offer some simple and fun ways of growing a seasonal garden of textile plant and local pollinators that can create a beautiful and ever-changing seasonal feature!

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.

Upcoming Events

Our first session of the year will be on May 19 from 3-5pm for an afternoon of prepping soil and seed for successful summer growth.

How to Participate

Contact agefriendlyforseniors@surrey.ca to sign up for a volunteer shift to participate in garden care.

Connecting Generations Initiative

The Connecting Generations Initiative is made possible through the Surrey Intercultural Senior Social Inclusion Partnership Network, a collective impact initiative funded by Employment and Social Development Canada, under the New Horizons for Seniors Program.

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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