Twice a month, our friends at Opération Placement Jeunesse make their way to our neighbourhood. First, the kids go to the Jardin Versailles, where they help take care of a community garden. Then, they walk up the hill, and come to Innovation Youth where they cook with the veggies and herbs from the garden they just worked. This group is resilient – they get their hands dirty, work hard in the kitchen and eat a well-earned delicious meal afterwards. This is just one example of the good that a food autonomy program brings to the lives of individuals and community. Learning to grow your own food, expanding one’s knowledge in the kitchen and eating together as a community. It’s part of healthy living and personal development!