Students begin farming to help the Abbotsford Food Bank

Eugene Reimer Middle School students grow vegetables

Students at Eugene Reimer Middle School are growing food for the food bank.

Students at Eugene Reimer Middle School are growing food for the food bank.

Students at Eugene Reimer Middle School are growing vegetables to support the Abbotsford Food Bank.

As part of the “Farm to Food Bank” program, which begins with an interactive workshop, students will grow and nurture starter plants and seeds.

The workshop was led by volunteers from the Valley Permaculture Guild, and the program was launched in collaboration with Dragonlily Gardens. The plants were donated by Nordic Nursery.

The vegetables will be harvested for the food bank, which provides food about about 3,000 people per month, 1,200 of whom are children.

The school will take on 50 per cent of the garden and the other 50 per cent is given to the community. The community gardeners will also donate a portion to the food bank.