Agricultural project initiated to help reduce food insecurity in Burlington

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Published April 21, 2021 at 2:51 pm

An agricultural project, called “Grow for Change Urban Farm,” has been initiated in the City of Burlington to help reduce food insecurity within the community and mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The farm will be located at the North-West corner of Brant Street and Ghent Avenue with support from the Burlington-based Molinaro Group and will help to enhance the quality of life for the local community by opening up sources for food access.

The project will be in operation for approximately two years and will be promoted as a multi-purpose urban farm, focused on growing food for local food security organizations and expanding community connections through the volunteer-based not-for-profit group.

“Food security is a very real issue in Ward 2 and this progressive approach will help provide nutrition to our most vulnerable,” said Lisa Kearns, City Councillor Ward 2.

“I welcome the collaboration between a private development group and a local volunteer group to strengthen the bonds of community. A truly great opportunity to get involved in a safe and purposeful way.”

Local participation is encouraged for this project. A call out for both volunteers and operations sponsors is currently underway.

For more information on the volunteer group, click here.

Photo: Molinaro Group/The City of Burlington 

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