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Sudbury, Ontario Gets an Urban Farm

Joseph Leblanc, executive director of the Social Planning Council, told the community services committee Monday of the organization’s plans for transforming a 1.5-acre ill-used plot of land into an urban oasis of all things vegetatively edible.

By Mary Katherine Keown,
The Sudbury Star
January 16, 2017


Ward 8 Coun. Al Sizer wanted to know how residents would be able to access the foods grown and produced from the farm. Leblanc talked about the possibility of launching a market or mobile market in Sudbury, or establishing community dinners at which the goods would be served. There is also the possibility of partnering with existing organizations, such as Better Beginnings Better Futures, to host larger-scale meals.

“We’ll look at some of those finer details,” Leblanc said. “Certainly there are feeding programs, so student nutrition programs and community suppers and stuff.

There are some beautiful things that can happen when that connection is made.”

The committee agreed with Leblanc’s proposal and will enter into a land use agreement with the Social Planning Council, so that the organization may use the space behind the apartment building for its urban farm.

Read the complete article here.

See plans here.