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Halifax young gardeners invited to CBC’s ‘Dragons’Den’ TV show

Children involved with the North End Community Health Centre project, Hope Blooms, display their produce in 2011. Current participants in the project have been invited to take part in the CBC entrepreneurial show Dragons’ Den. Photo by Eric Wynne.

Funds needed to get kids to Dragons’ Den

By Michael Lightstone
Herald News
March 20, 2013


They want to enter the Dragons’ Den, but first a resourceful group of Halifax kids is counting on the kindness of strangers to help get them to a CBC television studio in Toronto.

The children are part of the Hope Blooms enterprise that grew out of a Halifax community garden project the North End Community Health Centre launched around 2007.

After a successful audition in February for the business-promoting TV show, the youngsters have been invited to tape an episode for the next television season. Seven children and three adults are planning to go to Toronto for the April 27 taping.

But travel funds can be hard to come by, so adults overseeing the garden project and its salad dressing-selling offshoot are appealing to people for donations.

Jane Moloney, the health centre’s executive director, said CBC will likely chip in some money, but her community organization may have to come up with about $5,000 for the TV show trip.

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