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FCC and Regina Food Bank partner to advance indoor cultivation

The Regina Food Bank will have a modular produce growing container in Regina, thanks to a contribution from FCC.

May 24, 2024  By Greenhouse Canada


Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and the Regina Food Bank (RFB) are partnering to fight food insecurity and advance indoor agriculture in Saskatchewan.

Thanks to a $250,000 contribution from FCC, the RFB will have a modular produce growing container at its Winnipeg Street location in Regina.

According to a news release, the container is 42-feet in length with four growing racks that can support shallow-root produce such as lettuce, tomatoes, and strawberries.

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The container has the potential to yield up to 600 heads of lettuce per week, the release continued, which will allow the RFB to have a steady source of fresh produce year-round. Prior to the funding for the container, the RFB received its produce from other sources.

The RFB also plans to eventually expand to more than one container.

The FCC is a federal Crown corporation that employs more than 2,300 people total at 103 offices, including its headquarters in downtown Regina.


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