|Full Name||Grow Local|
Food is the root of our community, and collectively we grow an abundance of food on the island. But even with all of the farms and gardens on Salt Spring, less than 10% of what we eat is grown here on Salt Spring.
Growing and eating more food locally is one of the most powerful ways we can respond to the challenges we face in our community and on this planet.
To help strengthen our local food system, we’re launching a fundraiser, but not your typical kind.
It’s a Foodraiser.
Let’s Fill The Root With Root Crops!
We’re asking the community to grow root crops and then donate them after harvest. The Grow Local team will store the crops at The Root and sell them in the community in the fall and winter. The income from crop sales will then be donated to the Farmland Trust to be used as seed funding for food system programming at The Root in 2023.
This project will increase Salt Spring’s access to local food, improve the local food economy, and strengthen the island’s food security in important ways:
It will make more fresh produce available to the community during the fall and winter seasons.
It will encourage Salt Spring to grow, store, and buy more local food.
It will allow us to collect data about coordinating the growing, processing, storage, and sales of crops at The Root.
It will Introduce the community to The Root, our new Food Hub.
It will establish seed funding to develop programs at The Root to further help support our local food system in 2023.
The Grow Local team can provide seeds, crop planning, and support for harvesting. Crops include: carrots, beets, turnips, parsnips, radishes and rutabagas.
We have a short window of time to get the seeds in the ground so if you want to help us grow the island's food system we want to hear from you today!
If you want to grow with us or want the registration form to sign up to grow, or if you have questions or suggestions, please reach out to the Grow Local team at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For The Love of Food, Let’s Grow Together!
The Grow Local Team