Urban Solidarity Farms: helping food banks through urban agriculture

As COVID-19 is disrupting our whole society, food banks and local organizations, those who supports the ones in need, are heavily affected. To help them, MicroHabitat and Le Comité launch the Urban Solidarity Farms program.

With this initiative, we invite companies to take part in the program and to dedicate some of their outdoor spaces to urban agriculture. This will not only optimize the workplace and the environment; it is also an opportunity to feed local communities.

Each project will be managed and operated by MicroHabitat’s farmers. They take care of all the stages, from the installation of the vegetable garden to the delivery of the crops to the organizations. By dedicating one of your spaces to garden production and by donating your harvests, you will help supply local organizations with fresh and healthy food.

When the crisis is over, the crops can go back to the companies so that their employees can benefit.

Since 2017, nine corporate urban vegetable gardens have been created, optimizing outdoor spaces in agricultural production areas. Thanks to the collaboration between our farmers and participating companies, 3 tonnes of food were produced in short circuits: this corresponds to more than 6,500 meals donated to local organizations seasonally.

Does your company have an interest in this type of project? Talk to your organizations and contact us for more information.

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