Did you know that Covenant House has a rooftop garden? In the summer, it is lush with flowers, herbs and vegetables.

Volunteers and Covenant House youth plant the garden in the spring. In the summer, participants in Cooking for Life, our culinary arts program, harvest the rewards. The youth use fresh herbs to season their favourite dishes and make savoury sauces.

The youth also learn how to grow their own gardens so they can live more sustainably as they transition to independence.

This blend of practical and creative learning holds all the ingredients for success. A recent Cooking for Life graduate notes:

“I appreciated the variety of cooking and real life skills learned in the program, and I feel the supervisors genuinely cared about youth and wanted them to succeed.”