Garden parties began as a food security & solidarity movement among people who recognized that our siloed and divided society is in big trouble if we don’t heal people and restore the true golden rule of law. The Garden Parties have brought people together in these very interesting of times through which we are living. People of the garden parties have a collective awareness that perhaps Canada has actually outgrown the status quo? Even our own Local Government Representatives can be quoted as saying “we all know the system is broken”. Every day one can witness institutions falling short in the lives of real people. Garden parties have established new relations and re-kindled old relations. Relations to culture, relatives, friends, the land and ultimately one-another. The garden parties have built Trust and are a demonstration of a lightness of spirit.