City of Surrey - Partners in Parks
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Connecting Generations - Vertical Garden at Unwin Park
The City of Surrey is one of the six partnering organizations of the Surrey Intercultural Senior Social Inclusion Partnership Network (SISSIP), funded by the New Horizons for Seniors Programs. The SISSIP Network is a multi-partner approach that brings together a group of collaborating organizations from different sectors with the purpose of this project is to address systemic barriers to social inclusion faced by seniors 55+ and support a more interculturally inclusive and engaged community. The City of Surrey has been approved for two years of funding from April 2020 – April 2022 for the Connecting Generations project.
Connecting Generations project will provide an opportunity for dialogue by bringing together youth and seniors of diverse backgrounds and cultures. The opportunity for dialogue within an environment where people feel comfortable to have conversations that would normally not be discussed and/or addressed from various cultures and generations, while promoting learning, sharing experiences, and hearing each other’s stories.
The Vertical Garden is an initiative in collaboration with Surrey Parks at Unwin Park in Newton. This initiative will provide opportunity for youth and seniors to engage in a community garden, share gardening skills, build relationships, participate in activities such as a seed starting kit virtual workshop, planting at the park, maintenance and garden care, art feature and much more!