Since 2003, local grade 3 students have been coming to the Children’s Settlers’ Garden. Instructed by Bobcaygeon Horticultural volunteers, they use only hand tools to prepare the soil with organic material. They plant vegetables seeds that would have been common in a settler’s garden of the past. This includes the Three Sisters consisting of maize, climbing beans and squash, grown originally by the First Peoples of North America. No pesticides are used and watering is minimal. The produce is donated to the local Food Bank.