One of the biggest ways in which people connect with the environment is through food. Unfortunately, many of our current systems leave people without secure access to food that is both healthy and affordable. Greenways is working in collaboration with local organizations to increase food security for residents of the Strathcona Regional District.
THE CR FRUIT TREE PROJECT
Greenways is excited to announce that we are running a pilot Fruit Tree Project in Campbell River for the 2019 growing season!
The Fruit Tree Project is a gleaning program that connects fruit tree owners who don’t want to, or are not able to, harvest their trees with a group of volunteer harvesters. The harvest is split between the owner, volunteers, partner organizations in our community who distribute fruit to those who need it, and program cost recovery (to help contribute to an ongoing project).
Get involved now! Register your tree to be harvested by filling in our online form. Register to volunteer by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
A Fruit Tree Project comes with many benefits including less food wasted, less fruit on the ground to attract bears and wasps, and promotion of a healthy diet for everyone receiving the fruit, including the tree owners, volunteers, and recipients through community organizations.
OTHER FOOD SECURITY PROJECTS
Greenways is proud to have been part of the development of the Laughing Willow Community Garden, and currently takes care of Laughing Willow’s administrative activities in partnership with the garden’s committee.
Another brand new community garden is in the making – read more here. Greenways is currently running a fundraising campaign to create the financial base for the necessary purchases to actually “grow” the Charstate Community Garden. Donors will help us buy lumber for the garden beds, soil, a garden shed and materials for a watering system.
If you want to grow your own food and are interested in being added to the waitlist for a community garden please send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Access to Seafood
Campbell River is a coastal community, but for many people, seafood is simply inaccessible. We are currently putting out feelers to promote fresh, direct, wild and local seafood sales from “boat to table”. Our first initiative was a BOAT TO TABLE workshop for commercial fishermen which we ran on April 25, 2018.