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Posted: October 27, 2015

Support food security with a click of the mouse

Cranbrook Food Action Committee (CFAC) has been selected as a semifinalist in the BC Hydro Community Champions Video Grant Contest.

They now need the support of the community to help them win $10,000! If won, these funds will help sustain the Cranbrook Public Produce Garden and allow CFAC to offer a larger range of workshops to anyone wanting to learn about growing, harvesting and preparing their own food.

The Cranbrook Public Produce Garden is located between 6th and 8th St. N in Eric MacKinnon Park. The garden aims to connect people to local food and provide space, as well as the skills required to grow your own. The garden follows an open gate concept meaning anyone at any time can come take part. Within the gates there is no ownership only stewardship and everyone is encouraged to help with weeding, harvesting, planning, seeding, watering, picking, planting, designing, composting, teaching…any and all aspects of the garden.

Sophie Larsen, coordinator for CFAC said, “Voting is very easy, only two clicks of the mouse and you are done. This grant would go a long way in allowing us to continue to offer workshops such as how to plan a successful garden, and preserving the harvest.”

There are only 15 semi-finalist and five will receive $ 10,000. The three projects with the most votes, as well as two selected via BC Hydro judges will be awarded the funds. To see CFAC’s two minute video application and to vote visit HERE.

Larsen encourages people to “please vote every day until Nov 30th. Many of us spend hours on the computer every day and this will only take a few seconds. Receiving this grant would be a real benefit our community.”

To learn more about Cranbrook Food Action Committee email [email protected], visit their website or connect with them on Facebook, Cranbook Food Action Committee.

Above photo: Cranbrook Food Action Committee strives to improve food security in our community. They are a semifinalist in the BC Hydro video grant contest and need your vote every day.


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