This summer, rain or shine, youth at Chalet Kent are out on the rooftop to make a garden!
As part of this project, Education Makers and the staff at Chalet Kent are working with youth to grow and care for fruit, vegetable, and flowering plants. They are building plant containers and raised garden planters, programming soil humidity sensors using Arduino, 3D printing tools and decorations for the space, and building two benches.
This project was inspired by the youth who regularly use the terrace to hang out and chat and who wanted to create a green space to enjoy during the summer months.
Youth are keeping track of growth and learning how to care for various plants through internet sources.
Stay tuned for more photos of the garden as it grows!
Karl-André St-Victor is the Director of Chalet Kent, a non-for-profit organization where youth members and adults can actively work on creating a safer-space for youth between ages 11 and 18. He writes: Our raison d’être is to create an inclusive environment built on the foundation of respect, critical thinking, and open communication. Chalet Kent is an extension of our diverse support system, located in the neighbourhood Côte-des-Neiges. Most notably, I am what I stand for, in my career as well as in my life as an individual, a father, a son, a partner and a friend.