The EGP maintains food gardens on a variety of public and private spaces. As their programs grows, they will be looking for additional garden space. If you have garden space that you do not use, the EGP may want to come and cultivate a food garden.
Check out: The Edible Garden Projects Website for more info.
The Edible Garden Project (EGP) is working to address urban environmental and social issues by creating a network that grows and shares local food and by promoting sustainable regional agriculture.
WThey are working to reduce the reliance on foods imported from afar by empowering residents to grow (and share) their own. The EGP is the result of an extensive community consultation process where food security was identified as a key priority area from both a community and environmental perspective. Adequate access to fresh fruit and vegetables is a cornerstone to good health, but is beyond the reach of many low income community members, and current industrial agricultural practises can be highly detrimental to the environment.
The project aims to bring people together to grow and distribute locally produced food to low-income individuals and families on the North Shore. The EGP is bringing together homeowners with gardens who want to donate a portion of their harvest, people who have under or un-used garden space and would like to cultivate this land for growing food, and volunteers who want to contribute to growing, sharing and learning about locally produced food. They provide information and education in the community to build knowledge and skills around ecological food gardening and urban agriculture.
They also like urban farms…
- Increase land used for fruit and vegetable production on the North Shore.
- Increase knowledge and skills relating to food gardening, thereby increasing community capacity to grow and share locally grown fruits and vegetables.
- Increase access to fruits and vegetables and to garden space for those most in need on the North Shore.
- Advise on and support policy development around urban agriculture.
Providing opportunities for low-income individuals and families is a priority.