The Ts'zil Learning Centre wanted to give the Mt. Currie community the opportunity to work as a community to focus on healthy living. Their Lil'wat Community Garden Project gave the community the opportunity to learn about food security, land stewardship and conservation of native plants.
The project brought to community together to create a garden, use traditional Ucwalmicwts garden vocabulary and pass along important traditions to youth and all members of the community.
Through community gardening days, students and community members built a greenhouse and fence, prepared garden beds, planted seeds, created garden access for elders and those in wheelchairs, weeded, and harvested vegetables. Workshops focused on composting, planting, language workshops, canning, seed gathering, and other topics. Community kitchen meals were held for garden volunteers and community members.
The Lil'wat Community Garden Project was supported by a grant from the Environmental Legacy Fund.