Growing Meals Together: Help Us Grow for the Moss Park Market

Giving food and sharing meals is the most basic and affirming thing people do; it’s a sign of welcome and hospitality around the world, and opens the way to deeper relations.

What you may not know is that much of the produce at the Moss Park Market is donated by farmers, and some is grown by our own tiny volunteer-powered urban farm in the east end.

In this difficult spring of 2020 we can’t meet over a meal, and that’s a sore loss of fellowship. So we’re inviting you to share a meal in a different way – by growing a little for the market.

We’re looking for 20 people to grow a small plot each, 1m by 2m (3’x6’). It might be beets or beans, cucumbers or carrots or cilantro, tomatoes or hot peppers … you get the idea : )

If you haven’t grown vegetables before, this is your chance to notch up a new skill with support from our gardener. It’s very, very satisfying to see a tiny seed develop into … food for a person to eat.

Building Roots can supply seed, help with suggestions, and post photos of your developing plots. It would be ideal if you can bring the harvest to the market, but we do have capacity to do some of the harvesting too.

If you have grown vegetables before, we’d love you to take on some of the trickier veg – for example, carrots that need a deep soil and constant moisture while they germinate.

To be part of this Growing Meals Together program, please contact us. And if you have friends and neighbours who are gardeners or would like to give this a try, pass the message on to them!

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