We Grow Food’s Urban Neighbourhood Farming Helps Fill Needs,
solving some of the problems we face in priority neighbourhoods:
• Provide volunteer opportunities and sweat equity rewards.
• Youth, along with the community at large that will have access to knowledge about how food is grown, harvested and stored.
• Youth and volunteers will learn transferable skills.
• Provides venues for We Grow Food to offer outdoor Healthy Kids Programming from May to September.
• We Grow Food created a replicable model that can be used in other communities.
• Access to fresh “hyper local” food and working towards growing fruits and vegetables year- round. Contributing to eliminating food deserts in the city.
• Reduce urban poverty and food insecurity while enhancing our neighbourhood’s health and well-being.
• Stimulate local economic development, create more safe and inclusive space, continue to green the city and have an environmentally positive impact on land that is underutilized.
• Deliver social integration.
• Offer recreational opportunities for our neighbours through programming and volunteer placements.
• Open the door to training opportunities and mentorship by inviting Local Farmers, Durham College, and various schools and groups in the area to give on-site training to students and neighbours.
• Implement the use of technologies such as hydroponics, drip irrigation, zero tillage, aquaponics, etc. These tools will encourage innovation amongst the users.