By: Regent Park Community Food Centre, Toronto
On October 15, participants of all ages and gardeners of the CRC Regent Park Community Food Center travelled to the Terra Cotta Conservation Area with a group of new Canadians, to experience one of the many destinations in the Greenbelt. The bus ride not only provided great scenery, but was also a great way to meet others in the community, discuss garden successes and share knowledge.
Upon arrival, we were greeted by Sean, who whisked a small group to the wagon ride. The rest of the group headed to the main area to enjoy all the many activities that the Terra Cotta Conservation Area has to offer. There was something for everyone, with beautiful nature walks, a wood sculptor carving out animals, a puppet show in the Sugar Shack, a scavenger hunt, face painting and a bon fire for making s’mores.
After a few hours of exploring the area, either on foot or wagon, we gathered for lunch in the picnic area and shared experiences, thoughts and amazement of the whole area. Many in the group had so many positive things to share and were thrilled to learn more about nature, asking about other tours in the Greenbelt.
Everyone who attended was so grateful for such a great time and are so grateful for the memories. Many thanks to The Friends of the Greenbelt for such an exciting day!
Into the Greenbelt is a project of the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, in partnership with RBC, The Stop Community Food Centre, and regional Conservation Authorities to bring new Canadians into Ontario’s Greenbelt for fun, educational day trips.