March 5

March 5

Kootenay Co-op helps plant SEEDS

SEEDS was recently awarded a $500 food security grant from the Kootenay Co-op.

SEEDS was recently awarded a $500 food security grant from the Kootenay Co-op. Freya Shaw (left) and Jocelyn Carver (centre) of the Co-op presented the grant at the planting day held February 21. SEEDS volunteer Lee Reid happily accepted the donation.

SEEDS now has two groups, an elders group and a 4-H children’s group, sponsoring and sustaining two planter boxes filled with vegetables. These boxes promote the community’s value on food security programs, where people of all ages are learning to grow food from scratch while gardening together.

Meanwhile, SEEDS has expanded to fill a full greenhouse with 100 pots of organic vegetables, which they donate to the food cupboard, Our Daily Bread kitchen, and volunteer workers on fixed or low incomes.

They intend to grow food for the community until mid-May, when they’ll close shop until mid-August in support of both city parks services and local farms and markets during their peak season.