Joining the existing array of shipping containers, retrofitted into retail units that sell everything from fusion street food to party supplies, this newest addition shows off one more thing these recycled bins can do – they can improve food access and foster locally grown food for Alexandra Park residents.
“When you see people at Scadding Court working so proactively and having such a positive impact on the community it has a snowball effect, and you end up asking yourself, ‘what can you do to help,’” Kroft explains.
“So, we challenged our team to create something. And we think they’ve delivered. There are a lot of applications for containers but this is one that is especially worthwhile to our entire team.”
Appropriately launching as part of Scadding Court Community Centre’s Seedy Saturday event, this greenhouse arrived just in time for spring to support Scadding Court’s 150 community garden plots and the initiatives of Friends of Alexandra Park.
|From the left: Daniel Kroft (VP, Giant), Kevin Lee (executive director, Scadding Court), Krista Fry (community garden coordinator, Scadding Court), and Gordon Croft (GM, Giant).|