Vancity supports growing and sharing fresh local produce in North Vancouver

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The Edible Garden Project in North Vancouver, BC promotes sustainable agriculture and food security, and creates green-collar jobs for local residents.

The project runs Loutet Farm, the first urban farm on public parkland in the region and the only urban farm in North Vancouver. With hands-on education and financial viability at its core, Loutet Farm project supports environmental, community and economic health while also being a regional model of innovative land use.

Since 2007 Vancity has supported the Edible Garden Project with Community Project grants totalling $49,000. And in 2012 Vancity Visa’s enviroFund™ supported the growth and development of this innovative initiative with a $70,000 grant.