Mosaic youth get their hands dirty at Providence Farm

Building on a partnership that started in 2010, Power To Be spent a February day on the farm with youth from Mosaic Learning Society, trying their hands at felting crafts and helping to re-pot plants for the farm. Mosaic offers educational, social and fine arts programs for children and youth on the autism spectrum. 

Wendy and the team at Providence Farm showed the group how to add soapy water to the felt to make it stick together. Using bubble wrap, they rolled the colourful strips together to make their own pictures.

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From the craft table to the potting shed, the group got their hands dirty in a different way by helping to repot arnica plants for the farm. Providence Farm is a working organic farm that provides programs in the areas of horticulture, art, woodworking, nutrition and textiles, among others. Located just outside of Duncan, the farm team leads programs for people with physical, mental and emotional challenges. 

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“I was impressed by how gentle they were to free the roots and give the plants room to grow,” says Power To Be community development coordinator facilitator Carolyn Macdonald. 

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Thank you to the amazing team at Providence Farm for welcoming to us to your space and connecting us to the land around us.

– Photos by Kostas Zolotas, program facilitator