to change their eating habits. I thought it was a brilliant idea! Why?
As a child on my parents weekend farm. I was taught the fundementals of organic gardening, crop rotation, how to weed and or thin a crop, to try eating vegtables and fruits that I probably wouldn’t have if I hadn’t grown them myself. I was and still am a picky eater, but I love fresh vegtables!
These skills not only gave me an education in gardening, but in patience, nurturing, and appreciation of what farmers do to make a living in our Nova Scotian climate.
There is nothing more fullfilling than growing your own food.
Fresh vegtables taste better, have a snap!
27 youth, 15 families and many great volunteers like Mr. Loppie,Sean, Jill, Lisa and many others have grown local vegtables, herbs and fruit for their own consumption and for their neighbourhood this year.
In 2008, the gardeners made salsa and sold it to the community at special events like Go North. It was a hit! I personal bought a few bottles and they didn’t last long! lol
In 2009, the gardeners sold their crops to the community for which I made my own salsa! it was so delicious!
During this summer, the Black Business Initiative provided youth the opportunity to learn about being entrepreneurs by holding a week long business camp for the gardeners. This allowed them the ability to prepare for the next step forward! The plan was to produce a line of salad dressings from the garden’s harvest. Hope Blooms Salad Dressings. The proceeds would go towards local philthatropic projects, a scholorship fund for the youth who are members of the garden and a little pocket money for them as well.