Self-sustaining garden coming to Brampton

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A completely self-sustaining greenhouse will provide food to Brampton families in a six-month pilot project this summer.

The Off-Grid Organic Food Shed contains its own ecosystem, using a combination of automated soil, hydroponics, and aquaponics systems to grow edible organic fruits and vegetables, and even edible fish. The shed is zero-waste and carbon negative, powered by solar and wind renewable energy, and it is built to withstand harsh winters.

“City Council is proud to establish new models of sustainability in Brampton, especially those that directly support our residents,” said Mayor Patrick Brown. “Our journey is to reduce greenhouse gasses by 80 per cent by 2050.”

The food shed will be provided by Nature Harmony and is a zero-energy greenhouse structure that will grow produce from the food shed and be donated to Regeneration Outreach Community to feed families in Brampton, as part of the 2021 Backyard Garden Program.

The food shed will be located at, and supported by, Brampton Fire Station 212, at 8220 Mississauga Rd.

“Nature Harmony is a non-profit organization focused on promoting, facilitating and empowering effective stewardship of the earth,” said Phil Fung, executive director of Nature Harmony. “The Off-Grid Organic Food Shed project, in partnership with the Brampton Backyard Garden Program and Brampton Fire, promotes sustainable and regeneration initiatives by inspiring the City, communities, and individuals to rethink their relationship with nature and our current consumerist models.”

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