As the garden program here at Heritage Academy became established over the past few years, students started inquiring into what we can do to give back to the community. The Potato Project was then conceived as a joint initiative with the Ottawa Food Bank to gather urban farmers to help grow fresh produce to donate!
The food bank is in need of fresh, nutritious food, and we have harnessed a unique vertical growing technique to help fill that need by having people all over Ottawa help grow potatoes and a variety of other vegetables for the Food Bank. We are currently looking for volunteers to grow and harvest fresh food for the food bank.
Who: Anyone interested in growing fresh food to donate to the Food bank
What: As a volunteer you can collect seed as well as seedlings to grow to make up your fresh food donation
When : launch on May 31st (harvest in the fall)
We are inviting all volunteers, school participants and any interested members of the community to try to come between 12:00-4pm for the event, including fun, food and games!
Where: Heritage Academy, 207 Bayswater Ave
Why: We believe that more people should have access to nutritious, fresh food!