“When we first decided to support the Garden Patch, we did so with the idea that we’d be helping grow fresh produce for distribution to the community through the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre,” said Blaine Duncan, manager of Cargill’s malt plant in Biggar, Saskatchewan.
By Stephen Schreiber
Cargill Press Release
Feb 24, 2017
Vacant city lots have been transformed into a vibrant urban agricultural project. The Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre’s Garden Patch has created a community hub that produces more than 20,000 pounds of produce each year, filling emergency food hampers with much-needed product.
In addition, the Garden Patch space is a living outdoor classroom. In 2015, more than 4,000 people visited and 1,600 volunteers assisted in operations, including Cargill employees who formed an “Adopt-A-Plot” team.