Submitted Media Release

By: Equal Grounds Community Gardens

At the third Harvest Fest at Friendship House in Brantford the community is invited to come together for a free pot luck meal prepared with veggies, herbs and fruit harvested from the town’s many Equal Grounds Community Gardens.

Harvest Fest is an opportunity for members of the community to come together to celebrate their hard work and enjoy the yields of the growing season.

“It’s a celebration of the success of the season and a way to thank the volunteers and our community for all their support. It’s an opportunity to showcase what we’re doing and build community through growing, preparing and sharing fresh healthy food together,” said Andy Tonkin, Community Engagement Coordinator for Equal Grounds Community Gardens.

Not only will attendees be able to enjoy a freshly prepared meal, but there will also be fun activities for kids, free yoga and live music!

All interested members of the community are invited to attend the event on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 4p.m. to 7p.m. Friendship House is located at 452 Grey St in Brantford.


Equal Grounds Community Gardens has been initiating community gardens throughout Brantford since 2009. They provide assistance and support to a vast network of community garden projects. They currently support and maintain a total of 33 active community gardens throughout the city including 12 garden sites found in neighbourhood parks and public spaces.

These gardens, maintained fully by community residents and volunteers, provide places for growing local, healthy and nutritious fruits and vegetables here in our city and neighbourhood parks.
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Harvest Fest is an annual community event featuring free food made from local garden produce. This year’s event will also include activities for kids, free yoga sessions offered by Moksha Yoga Brantford and live local music.
The event is also a chance for Brantford residents to learn about the many gardens in the community.

Harvest Fest will take place Saturday, Sept. 15 from 4p.m. to 7p.m. at Friendship House at 452 Grey St, Brantford.
This is the third year that Harvest Fest has been held at Friendship House.

The event is possible thanks to Branlyn Neighbourhood Association, Grand River Community Healthcare Centre, and the City of Brantford.