Third Age Centre: Gardening to Heal Hunger, Habitat and Heart

March 22, 2023
Third Age Centre: Gardening to Heal Hunger, Habitat and Heart


2 PM - 4 PM
Gibson Memorial United Church, 183 Gibson St.(parking at rear of church)


The Third Age Presents, "Gardening to Heal Hunger, Habitat and Heart," a talk and workshop by Corinne Hersey.

She remembers a time when people grew their own food, and the fields were full of hawkweed, dandelion, buttercups, daisies and bees. Nearly everyone had a garden. Men measured off perfectly straight rows, fished and hunted, and women preserved the harvests. Terms such as 'food security' and 'safe habitat' were not part of the vocabulary. For more than 20 years, Corinne has been concerned about policies and the food industry’s influence on hunger, chronic disease, and ecosystem loss. At STU and through her business, Natural Capital Gardens, she teaches Food Sovereignty and Regenerative Agriculture to help folks learn how to be food secure and healthier. She says, "My goals are simple: put in gardens and teach people to grow food that will help heal hunger, habitat, and heart.”


To register: call 506-452-0526 or email Registration is limited to 40 participants. $5 for Third Age Centre members, $10 for non-members. Light refreshments will be served. Masks requested - Wheelchair accessible.