Looking forward to:
The Garden Tour
SLF Logos
Annual Events

  • Virtual Walk
    Walkin' to Uganda
    May 1st - May 31st
  • 10th Anniversary
    Garden Tour
    Walk through the hidden
    gardens around historic
    Gage Park neighbourhoods
    July 14-15, 6-9 p.m.
  • For tickets or information:
  • bloomsforafrica@gmail.com
About Grandmothers to Grandmothers
  • This campaign was started in March, 2006 by the Stephen Lewis Foundation to raise awareness of and support for grandmothers in Africa. Because of the HIV/AIDS pandemic a whole generation has died leaving orphans to either fend for themselves or taken into care by their grandmothers.

    These grandmothers are themselves grieving the loss of their children and now are raising their grandchildren. Although with little financial means they are very resourceful and with support can provide food and education for children in their care.

    For example, in Swaziland, $2,000 builds a community garden which includes a reservoir for watering, tools, seeds and necessary chemicals. The grandmothers who tend these gardens feed their families and have food for sale.

    Blooms for Africa was formed in 2007 by a group of women in the Hamilton, Burlington and Dundas area to respond to this need and join the hundreds of women across Canada in an effort to ease the pain. The Blooms for Africa mandate is to raise funds through gardens tours and awareness through public speaking engagements.

    Garden tours were held in 2007 and 2008 raising approximately $14,000 which has been donated to the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

    For more information please visit: www.stephenlewisfoundation.org