Following the inspiring efforts of nearly 100 volunteers participating in our first ‘Farm Raising’, Projects in Place is gearing up to do it again!
The SOLEfood Urban Farm Raising will take place next Sunday, November 29th. Our goal is to convert at least half of the unused parking spaces into planting beds.
An initiative of United We Can’s SOLE (Save Our Living Environment) Program, this fully functioning urban farm will provide inner city residents with employment; community kitchens, local residents, restaurants and caterers alike access to a valuable source of local and organic food. Once complete, the hope is to make the SOLEfood Urban Farm a social hub and information source.
A large and dedicated group is working together to meet our goal of having the farm fully operational, by Spring 2010. This effort would not have been possible without the combined efforts of Projects in Place and United We Can and many, many others, including:
- Building Opportunities with Business <http://buildingopportunities.org/>
- The Centre for Sustainability and Social Innovation<http://www.sauder.ubc.ca/FacultyResearch/ResearchCentres/CentreforSustainabilityandSocialInnovation/AboutUs/default.htm>
- Sharp & Diamond Landscape Architects Inc <http://www.sharpdiamond.com/> .
- The Recycling Alternative <http://recyclingalternative.com/>
- Potluck Cafe <http://www.potluckcatering.com/>
- VEEES <http://www.veees.org/>
- The Home Depot
- Houston Landscapes
Start time at 10am, but volunteers are welcome throughout the day. Please note, that in order to participate, all volunteers must register with firstname.lastname@example.org<http://email@example.com> . Light refreshments will also be provided on site. For more information, contact Bryce Gauthier, 603 317 9682, firstname.lastname@example.org.
See map to SOLEfood Urban Farm: http://tiny.cc/8uZXh