Meet Emily and Gavin from the Edible Garden Project/Loutet Farm in this 11th short film in the Meet your Urban Farmer series produced by Vita and Shaun Mavronicolas of Fire & Light Media Group. Watch the full series here >>
The EGP is a project of the North Shore Neighbourhood House. They work with a wide range of groups on the North Shore from local government and health authorities, to non-profit community groups as well as local social service providers, community members and local businesses.
The Edible Garden Project (EGP) is working to address urban environmental and social issues by creating a network that grows and shares local food and by promoting sustainable regional agriculture. They are working to reduce the reliance on foods imported from afar by empowering residents to grow (and share) their own. The EGP is the result of an extensive community consultation process where food security was identified as a key priority area from both a community and environmental perspective. Adequate access to fresh fruit and vegetables is a cornerstone to good health, but is beyond the reach of many low income community members, and current industrial agricultural practices can be highly detrimental to the environment.
The project aims to bring people together to grow and distribute locally produced food to low-income individuals and families on the North Shore. The EGP is bringing together homeowners with gardens who want to donate a portion of their harvest, people who have under or un-used garden space and would like to cultivate this land for growing food, and volunteers who want to contribute to growing, sharing and learning about locally produced food. They provide information and education in the community to build knowledge and skills around ecological food gardening and urban agriculture.
They also like urban farms…
You can visit EGP and find out more about them here – ediblegardenproject.com
If you’ve never had the opportunity to meet the wonderful array of passionate individuals behind the urban farming movement, and the wonderful food they grow for the community, stay tuned as we meet other urban farmers in the Vancouver Metro area. This will be an opportunity you won’t want to miss.
Support your local urban farmers (and local rural farmers of course), and know where your food comes from.
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