Community Programs

Summer Sprouters

Parent & Tot Drop-in Program

Back by popular demand with and extra day!

Come join Meghan and Elaine on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30—11:30am to explore and discover the magic of the Lake Trail Community Garden!  Connect with other  families to sing, play, create and learn with our facilitators in the garden!

Ages: 6 months – 5 years (Older siblings welcome to join)

Program dates: July  4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 & Aug. 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17

Admission by donation

For more information call: (250)650-7459 or email:

Salad Nights!

Tuesdays 3:15 to 7:30 pm—Free!

This Summer our regular Tuesday evening gardening sessions take on new flavour!

Bring your bowl and fork for a guided pick and eat tour of the Lake Trail School Garden. Picking salad into your bowl directly from the garden is fresh eating that cannot be matched. LTNC will provide trimmings and dressing or bring your own if you have a favourite. Everything else is provided by the abundance of the garden.  Bring the whole family. Salad picking start at 5:30 or 6 pm

Salad Bar – Healthy Eating Program

LTNC volunteers prepare delicious fresh community garden and local veggies on Tuesdays from 1-3pm in the kitchen at Lake Trail School. Then on Wednesdays at lunchtime from 12:00-12:35 serve a buffet of free, fresh salad bar to the kids and staff at Lake Trail School. If you are interested in volunteering your time to help this wonderful group feed the kids. Please contact for more information on volunteering.

Community Dinners

Our Community dinners feature local seasonal produce,  from our own garden whenever possible.  Join our volunteers for a “cook-together” to provide the  scratch- made foundations of our feast.   Please feel free to bring yourself, your family, a game , a story or an an activity to share after-dinner.  Potluck items are welcome, but not necessary.  If you do bring something, please bring the recipe/key ingredients to help identify ingredients  in case of any food allergies. Our dinners offer a free, fun, family event each month held at Lake Trail School 805 Willemar Ave. in Courtenay.

Email to find out when our next Community Dinner will be.