Family Gardening at the Patch London (7 yrs + and families)

For TVCC clients, 7 yrs+, their siblings, of all ages, along with their parents/caregivers.

What to Expect

Gardening is a great way to be active, learn new skills and spend some quality time together as a family! TVCC’s Wellness Project and Therapeutic Recreation team is partnering with The Patch London to offer our TVCC clients and their families the opportunity to garden together. 

Take in the sunshine and get your hands dirty! Staff and volunteers from both TVCC and the Patch will be on site to guide clients and families in the gardening activities. 

The Patch's Cavendish garden site is a fully accessible garden featuring all raised beds, accessible washrooms, and is an enclosed space.  Families can bring their own gardening tools and gloves, and we have some to share too. This is a rain or shine event, so come prepared! 

Families are welcome to register for the weeks they are able to attend. As a bonus, TVCC clients who need volunteer hours can count their time spent at The Patch towards their needed hours!

Through this program, youth and their families will: 

  • Meet and interact with other TVCC youth and families
  • Participate in physical activity in an adaptive environment
  • Learn gardening skills 

Participant Criteria: 

  • TVCC clients ages 7+ and their families
  • Interest and willingness to participate in gardening activities
  • Able to participate safely in a group setting with or without accommodations

This is a family event and parents and/or caregivers are expected to remain on site 

The PATCH is a collaborative project by Hutton House, Nathan T. Deslippe Memorial Fund and Kensington Village Association to bring urban agriculture skills training, horticultural therapy, and community hospitality to everyone in London. The food grown through PATCH programming is distributed to people in need at a number of local agencies. Learn more at


Dates: Thursdays; July 4, to August 29, 2024

Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.  (come for a portion or for the whole time.)

Location: The Patch London, 136 Cavendish Cr, London, ON, N6H 1B7

Cost: None

Register: Online registration at 

Parking: Free parking is available on local streets

For More Information

Please contact: Heather Graham, Recreation Therapist, at heather.graham [at] (heather[dot]graham[at]tvcc[dot]on[dot]ca).

If you are having trouble registering online, please contact register [at] (register[at]tvcc[dot]on[dot]ca) or Carrie at 519-953-5445.