Though participants were few, Pat Reid gave an excellent insight into the McQuesten Urban Farm, its history, activities and its ongoing vision.
It involves far more than it may appear to be, “just growing plants!”
There is a whole system of activities in place, which include, opportunities for volunteers; school outings not only to participate in the care of the plants, but also in preparing the plants for eating by cleaning, cooking etc.; workshops and classes; seasonal markets; and good food boxes.
The food, which is organic, is grown and managed by an expert farmer, Alvaro, of Plan B Organic Foods. The group hopes to have their organic status recognized by the Ontario Organic Standards in the near future.
It was exhilarating to learn of this venture. We wish them continued success in the future, and we hope more people will explore the information and opportunities offered at the McQuesten Urban Farm.
Our next meeting on Thursday, April 19, will explore Helping Hands.
Support workers who assist seniors and those with disabilities to remain in their homes.
Maybe this is not you, but perhaps knowing and sharing this information may assist someone you do know, now or in the future, so please come and join us and learn more. We’ll be at the Crown Point Community Church on Ottawa St. from 10 AM.
Partners in Learning