VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — In a bid to reduce food insecurity on the Lower Mainland — a local market is donating 30,000 vegetable plants to community gardens.
Urban Roots operates seven pop-up gardens throughout Metro Vancouver and will be providing over $100,000 worth of plants to over 30 markets — with the largest donation in Port Moody.
Many of the vegetable plants will have flowers that attract bees and help increase the declining population.
“We have the resources and I believe, the obligation to take care of our neighbours in need,” Urban Roots Garden Market CEO, Bill Brar, said.
“Food insecurity is a not-so-hidden tragedy in our region and community gardens are an important part of the solution. Growing plentiful and high-quality vegetables can have an exponential impact in providing good quality food to hungry families.”
The plants will be delivered this weekend.