Community Lunch

1st Monday of the every month.

Lineup at Warkworth Community Lunch
Typically a group of 6 to 8 volunteers prepares a variety of healthy and nutritious hot and cold dishes for between 40 and 60 Warkworth residents in the Gathering Place at St-Paul’s United Church. This free event is open to all residents and attracts a wide variety of people. Each month a speaker from regional social service agencies makes a short presentation and is available for questions.
Sit down at Warkworth Community Lunch
In partnership with the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit.

Grade 8 Cooking Classes

Weekly during the school year

Abundance After School program
Students learn general kitchen and food handling skills as well as how to prepare a variety of nutritional and healthy meals. A number of local cooks and chefs lead the students at the St. Paul’s Gathering Place kitchen.
A hands-on cooking class that has become part of the Grade 8 curriculum at Percy Centennial.
A much anticipated end of year event sees the students competing in a ‘master chef’ challenge, judged by food professionals and amateurs from the Warkworth area.

Chop Talk

Two eight week after school sessions Spring and Fall

This latest Abundance Project venture is offered to Grade 7 & 8 students at Percy Centennial Public School and combines hands on kitchen skills with life skills discussion and problem solving. Each week the 8 participants walk to St. Paul’s after school where they have a healthily snack and then head into the kitchen to prepare a three course meal for themselves and the program organizers. While working in the kitchen they are taught a variety of kitchen and food handling skills and discuss nutrition and healthy food choices.
Chop Talk
While sharing the meal they have prepared, mentors from the CAST Project introduce a weekly life skills topic which is then discussed in some depth for the remainder of the evening.

In partnership with and funded by the CAST Project.

Community Kitchen Program

4th Thursday of each month January to June

Open to all Warkworth residents, the Community Kitchen brings together 8 interested people to prepare a three course meal in the St. Paul’s kitchen under the direction of Pat Stuckless from the Health Unit. This free Community Kitchen is an opportunity to learn new kitchen skills, share food preparation tips and techniques and have pleasant conversation with fellow community members. All prepared meals are divided amongst participants to be taken home and shared with family and friends.

In partnership with the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit.

Abundance Project Community Gardens

Seasonal in the village and at Percy Centennial Public School

Abundance After School program
In the Spring 8 moveable raised bed gardens are placed on Main St., beside St. Paul’s United Church and at the public school. These raised beds are planted with herbs, salad greens, and root vegetables. The community gardens are designed to bring fresh vegetables to the streets of Warkworth for the use of all residents.
Abundance After School program
At the school, the gardens are planted by the students. The produce is also used at times by the various Abundance cooking programs.

Abundance Adult Workshops

Workshops occur on an ad hoc basis throughout the year

The unifying aspect to all Abundance workshops is that they are food related - from planting and growing, to preserving, and preparing healthy meals using local produce. Abundance has also hosted speakers who have presented on building raised bed gardens, seed saving and health and nutrition. Workshops are promoted through the Abundance website and Facebook page as well as other Warkworth communication vehicles. Some workshops require a modest fee to cover costs.

Flat Bread Workshop
Wild Edibles Workshop

COMING SOON: The League of Curious Kids

Day camp for school-aged children.

Teacher PA days and March break got you stressed? Looking for a fun-filled and entertaining activity for your children? The League of Curious Kids is a day camp for primary school-aged children. 

“why does the Queen live with bees?” , “can I eat that plant?” , “what’s your favourite recipe?”, “what do a ‘lotus’, a ‘tree’ and a ‘downward dog’ have in common?”, “why, what, how, can I!?” This BRAND NEW program aims to encourage children to ask questions and explore new ideas through exciting program themes and hands-on learning! Kids will get to “ask the experts” and will participate in a wide variety of activities that will incorporate art, music, dance, cooking, gardening,  community outreach, and more!

Parents will be able to register their children for any or all of the PA days and may also sign their children up for the full March Break program. Space is limited. 
As this is the pilot year, we will be asking for a pay-what-you-can donation per program day.  This donation will help make this program self-sustaining and ensure the future of the program.
Registration will be announced on the Abundance website and Facebook page. If you would like to receive and email notification when registration opens, or if you have any questions, please email Courtney Good, Program Coordinator for the League of Curious Kids at