LETHBRIDGE - The Interfaith Food Bank celebrated the completion of their new Learning
Garden on Thursday.
It's an opportunity to teach people how to grow their
own food. Executive Director Danielle McIntyre says "mostly we're trying to
teach the very basics about soil quality, things that plants need, water,
sunlight, etc, and that people don't have to have fancy gardens to grow their
food in. You can grow in buckets, you can grow in an old dresser if you wanted to,
the basic concept of providing for your own food is rather simple if people get
a little bit creative."
All of the produce that's generated will be used in their cooking classes and
anything that is surplus will go out to food bank families.
The garden is
located on the west side of their new facility on 3rd Avenue North. It offers an
outdoor gathering area, raised beds, a greenhouse, and a rain water collection,
storage and distribution system.