Installing miraculous growing machines that produce fresh greens, herbs, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, strawberries and peppers all year round. Requiring no land, soil, insecticides, or ongoing maintenance, and very little water, the towers can thrive in any climate.
Thanks to our sponsors and supporters, the Langley School District Foundation has introduced some of our schools to these miraculous gardens. Imagine, if you can, a simple growing machine that reaps bushels of organic produce every six weeks. It requires no soil, no land, very little water, and virtually no maintenance. Forget weeding, insecticides or contaminates. Don’t worry about drought, extreme cold or any kind of climatic conditions. How does your garden grow? It just grows and grows and grows right into the future.
Thanks to our community partners, with a huge commitment from Vancity Foundation, we were able to purchase 12 vertical gardens and installed them in seven schools. Gardens can produce vast quantities of lettuce, kale, herbs, spinach, tomatoes, peas, cucumbers, zucchini, strawberries, raspberries and more! The possibilities and potential are endless. Students learn to grow their own food. They taste it right from the vine and in so doing appreciate the nutritional benefits and contributions to the environment. They develop a culture of sustainable consumerism and an appreciation for what nature provides.
And that’s not all. Some of this produce is used to supplement the dozens of breakfast, snack, lunch and backpack programs that make up the Langley School District Foundation’s Food for Thought Campaign, a program that helps feed the more than 3000 students who come to school hungry every day.