We'll have a market stand at the Wellness Fair on Thurs 26th July, hosted by Jasper Place Wellness Centre and Food4Good. There will be a fruit & veggie market with low-cost produce, as well as lots of other health booths & activities set up in the park. On this occasion, all our items will be priced-up to align with everything else on offer.
Find us at Butler Memorial Park, 15715 Stony Plain Road.
12 -2 pm.
Gardening is hard work, especially on this scale. There is a lot to stay on-top of and ultimately many projects get left behind, but they are all vital to the success of this enterprise. I'm always grateful for a helping hand here and there, and would like for you to get something out of it too!
Volunteer Drivers - The season is coming to an end and we still have a lot of good produce. To put it to good use, we'd like to harvest a much as possible and take it to organizations in need of it - Campus Food Bank, YESS, Meals on Wheels, Hope Mission etc. We are always in need of volunteers to harvest the produce and deliver it.
Make an opportunity - if you want to help with something other than the above tasks, just email me and we'll work something out. I don't have the capacity to manage many volunteers, so it's all on a casual basis.
Next composting workshop: Sunday 23rd September, 11 - 12 pm.
Appreciation and Recognition
We respectfully acknowledge that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional gathering place for diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Blackfoot, Metis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/ Saulteaux/Anishinaabe, Inuit, and many others whose histories, languages, and cultures continue to influence our vibrant community.
We also acknowledge that there are many hard working farmers in the Edmonton region who's sole income is from the sale of their produce, many at the Farmer's Markets. We do not seek to undermine their work and the very justifiable price of their veg. We seek to offer a service that is complementary to the farmer's markets, in the hope of a fully inclusive local food system .
Veg in Yeg wouldn't exist without the generosity of the St John's Institute for their lot, and the mentorship of Ryan Mason of Reclaim Urban Farm.
We are also extremely grateful to individuals who have helped us out by donating time, seeds and knowledge.
We also thank Food4Good and Prairie Urban Farm for inspiration and support from the amazing people involved in these organizations. As well as everyone involved in Edmonton's sustainable food movement and Edmonton Food Council for developing the City's urban food strategy.
We're new and need friends :)
Let us know if you'd like to partner with us - whether to work together to sell our veggies, offer guidance on growing food, or becoming a successful social enterprise, or to support us financially through sponsorship.
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