A new urban agriculture project was launched by the Regina Food Bank on Tuesday that ultimatley aims to get more youth growing their own food.
A greenhouse sitting behind the food bank will grow food all year-round while providing 15 Regina schools the opportunity to educate their kids on the importance of agriculture and where their food comes from.
Students from five of the 15 schools involved were on-hand Tuesday, to kick off the project and spend the day learning about the importance of agriculture and growing their own food.
It’s also a project that if successful could grow into a new way to provide food to less fortunate families.
Steve Compton, CEO of the Regina Food Bank said there is only room for growth in the program from here on out.
“For us at the food bank one of the things is when we’re in the role of supporting families in the community, is also how can we empower the community to be able grow their own food and be able to make food secure choices that are appropriate for their own family too,” Compton told reporters on Wednesday.
Compton said the Regina Food Bank serves about 250 families a day and around 8500 a month.