I love everything that has to do with agriculture and also I identify very much with it. I believe it is very important to teach our children the importance of how our food is cultivated and the great work it implies, that the workers who do this deserve all of our respect. At the same time it is an opportunity to teach our children that we are capable of growing our own food. lastly, I like that this is for a good cause, donating to Edmonton's Food Bank, which teaches our children that we can always do something for the less fortunate.
Growing up in a very small community, sustainability, development and volunteering were a way of life. Whether building playgrounds, participating in 4-H events, volunteering for our annual community Provincial Plowing Match in my younger years, to now working in the inner city where we focus on the well-being of our community: mentally, spiritually, physically and emotionally. I also help develop programs that challenge our community and bring meaning to their lives. To me sustaining communities means that you join in, offer a hand, and voice your thoughts
I first heard of LFG in 2013 from Boyles Street Community Services - what I found exciting was there was a place for inner city people to cultivate, grow food, eat and donate to people in need.
LFG is a place that brings me joy and an escape from the concrete and noise. It is a great venue to support our family's mental and spiritual well-being knowing that we can contribute in a small way to sustain such a gift is a blessing.