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Monday, June 1, 2009

Media Advisory: CFPC/2011 & Partners... Urban Ag Garden Launch Tuesday, June 2, 2009 @ 10:30am

Everyone is welcome to attend...



What: Urban Community Garden Pilot Project Launch

When: Tuesday, June 2, 2009
10:30am
Where: West side Barclay Parade (3 Street SW)
between 5 Avenue and 6 Avenue

Media Advisory



Community Garden grows amidst office towers in Downtown Calgary


May 29, 2009 (Calgary Alberta) – Community gardens are not a new concept to Calgary and can be found in many residential communities. These gardens provide access to fresh produce and help with neighbourhood improvement by aiding in a sense of community. However, never have they been located in an urban environment surrounded by office towers and low residential density.

Downtown Calgary in partnership with the Calgary Food Policy Council, Sunnyside Home and Garden Centre, the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank and The City of Calgary are proud to announce the first Urban Community Garden in Calgary.

Two flower planters measuring 952 square feet on Barclay Parade were transformed into a community garden over the May long weekend. The fresh harvested herbs and vegetables will be donated to the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank. The gardens are planted and maintained completely by volunteers.

This project is designed to add vitality to the core, engage and give back to the community in a new and innovative way.

Please join us as we launch this great downtown initiative on National Hunger Awareness Day. Representatives from Downtown Calgary, the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank and the Calgary Food Policy Council will be available for interviews.

What: Urban Community Garden Pilot Project Launch


When: Tuesday, June 2, 2009
10:30am

Where: West side Barclay Parade (3 Street SW)
between 5 Avenue and 6 Avenue

1 comment:

ApaulO ARTik Agrinaut said...

Downtown garden sows seeds for Calgary food bank
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/calgary/story/2009/06/02/calgary-downtown-community-garden-food-bank.html