LTCS Garden & Outdoor Hub

The Lake Trail Community School garden was created through a community volunteer effort over a decade ago and has since supported food for students and community organizations, as well as education and connections for both the school and the broader community. 

While the original garden was dismantled due to new school construction, LTCES is excited to be building a new community garden and outdoor hub. Grant funding is supporting several infrastructure projects including increased garden boxes, a greenhouse, and full irrigation. A waterproof shade sail structure further extends the use of the garden for the school and the community into the shoulder seasons.

Garden Parties

The vision of the new Lake Trail Community School Garden is coming to fruition… We are so pleased to be growing and sharing food, hosting programs, and building community!

Interested in getting involved? Join us for our garden ‘pitch in and potluck parties’ on Thursday evenings between 6pm and 8pm. Bring a dish to share, plates, cutlery and a cup. All ages welcome. 

** We know life is busy and there will always be food to share if bringing something is a stretch. Please come anyway!

For more information, email LTCES Garden Coordinator, Vivian at gardencoordinator@LTCES.c** 

School Garden Programming

School gardens are magical places to learn! 

Lake Trail students and classes have opportunities to engage with our Garden Coordinator, who is an incredible gardener and horticultural therapist. 

Open for students on Thursdays

Lake Trail students are invited to join LTCES in the garden on Thursdays during the lunch hour. Come and meet our Garden Coordinator and get involved in garden activities each week.

After School Garden Club

Check out our After School & Youth Programs for information on the after school Garden Club. 

The Zone Program on Thursdays

Each week, students from The Zone program (life skills) dig in at the garden. Students learn about life cycles and nature as they practice communication skills and perseverance.

Garden Education

Garden Workshop Series 

LTCES has a long history of offering community workshops from experienced gardeners.

CLICK HERE to view offerings, and be sure to check back as spring workshops are added. 

Project Goals

  1. Building a safe outdoor space that is welcoming for both the school and broader community, and which supports a broad range of activities and events.
  2. Offering a natural garden environment for the many residents in our surrounding neighbourhoods that do not have access to backyards.
  3. Inclusion of Indigenous knowledge through plantings, programming, and plant interpretation.
  4. Teaching tools and methods to grow food locally and contributing towards a more resilient urban neighbourhood.
  5. Building hope and food security in the face of climate change.