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Penticton’s Edible Garden a Success

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The Salvation Army in Penticton partnered with Incredible Edible teaching garden in order to promote community engagement and to harvest fresh produce for the Food Bank.

The project was spearheaded by a local community builder, Hilma LaBelle. She was originally inspired with this idea after watching a Ted Talk given by Pam Warhurst, the founder of Todmorde garden. The Penticton garden project began in October 2014 at 613 Martin Street and this year alone it produced 1,515 pounds of free harvest for the Food Bank.

The Salvation Army is grateful for this innovative community partnership and wishes to extend a special thanks to Donna Benson who owns the property; as well as, Hilma and our dedicated team of volunteers!

 

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