New year-round greenhouse to form urban farming hub
January 17, 2022 By CTV News
There’s a new year-round greenhouse being built this spring in Calgary, Alta.
As reported by CTV News, Highfield Farm received $277,000 in funding through the Local Food Infrastructure Fund, delivered by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. The funds will go towards building an on-site greenhouse, forming a local urban farming hub to grow nutrient-dense food while providing a community gathering space.
More than 200 members volunteer to garden and harvest fresh produce for food access organizations like the Calgary Food Bank and the Mustard Seed.
Last year, more than 2,000 pounds of food was harvested, with 98 per cent going to charitable organizations in need. Organizers are looking to quadruple the amount of food with the new greenhouse.| READ MORE
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