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Supporting
Communities to
Grow Their Own
Produce
Keeping a steady, affordable supply of fresh vegetables
and fruits can be a challenge for most remote communities.
Deliveries from urban centres are often thwarted by acts of
nature and the cost of imported foods can be high.
Learning to grow and harvest produce empowers a community to
become more self‑sufficient and helps ensure a consistent supply of food.
Locally-grown food is affordable food and it reduces the negative
impacts of long distance shipping on the environment.
For this reason, the Produce Availability Initiative team helped 21
communities plan, plant and harvest a community garden.