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Since the Old School Community Gathering Place opened in 2011, we have developed more and more programs to improve the lives of everyone living on the Eastern Shore.
We launched the TGIF Club to make it easier for people to take full advantage of all our programs. We had 21 participants on our first day.
Club members have access to:

  • The Food Pantry: Offers an assortment of fresh produce and canned goods.

  • Financial Literacy: Information beyond basic budgeting and navigation of opportunities.

  • Grief/Bereavement:  Support to deal with complicated feelings around loss.

  • Surefooted Program: Nature walks.

  • Community Garden: A free garden bed with supplies and instructions.

  • Transportation is available if needed.

The Surefooted Program is our newest offering. Over the years, we had become acutely aware of the need for programming that included time spent in nature. With generous funding from the Mental Health Foundation’s Community Grant, we are offering a 12-week program that includes regular nature walks with a trained guide, support with setting personal goals, and keeping a journal.


And with additional funding from HRM’s JustFOOD Food Action Plan, TGIF Club Members will have free access to one of our community garden beds, with supplies and instruction for learning to grow your own food. 


For more information and/or to reserve a spot in this exciting new offering, please contact the Old School at 902-889-2735, or email

Write up above, Courtesy of Eastern Shore Cooperator 

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