Communities strengthen thanks to urban orchards and food farms
Sole Food Farms in Vancouver highlights the benefits of urban agriculture through their four farms including their latest project – the largest urban orchard in North America.
This urban orchard is situated on an old gas station site where 500 organic fruit trees are grown in tubs. Sole Food Farm is planning to produce 60 tons of food this year which is distributed to local businesses.
They employ people who often need an opportunity, such as recovering addicts and people with a mental illness. This is very important, as co-founder Michael Abelman says in an interview with Co.Exist, because “”The primary goal is providing meaningful employment.”
Urban agriculture is a great way to build community and Sole Food farms are showing how this can be done.
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