Looking to grow

After a prosperous first year, volunteers with the Prince Albert Food Coalition are looking to build on their successful garden box program.

The program is designed to give low-income residents access to locally grown vegetables by building garden boxes around the community, and this year organizers say they’re looking to take another step forward.

“People are still being programmed to (plant) flowers, not realizing they can put out … some vegetables and different things,” said Stan Dignean, one of two volunteer organizers heading up this year’s project. “People can eat it if they’re on the street or homeless, that’s kind of the idea.”

The process is called guerilla gardening, and it’s becoming more and more popular in areas around the province. Dignean said the practice has really taken off in Saskatoon, and they’re hoping to cultivate the same mindset in Prince Albert.

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