Estimated dollar value of the food we’ve donated to our community*
Pounds of Vegetables Harvested To Date
Estimated kgs of GHGs averted lessening environmental footprint*
*values based on information provided by FoodRescue.ca (the website United Way CKL uses to distribute produce from Edwin Binney’s Community Garden)
The Garden Documentary World Premiere
United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes is excited to announce the world premiere of The Garden, an original documentary produced by YourTV. This documentary covers the first year of Edwin Binney’s Community Garden – an innovative food security initiative that has provided over three tons of fresh vegetables to non-profit agencies and food banks across the City of Kawartha Lakes.
“This movie celebrates community leaders and how partnerships are key to the creation of a highly productive garden,” says Penny Barton Dyke, Executive Director or UWCKL. “It shares the story of a community willing to seize the opportunity to create a response to produce higher yields of food to support food programs while simultaneously creating a unique experiential educational centre for Fleming students and local elementary and secondary schools,” she adds.
More than anything, this movie is a celebration of community and the power that comes from working together. The documentary features interviews with the Dean of Fleming College Frost Campus, the Mayor of the City of Kawartha Lakes, Managers of Crayola Canada, and some workshop participants.
Check out the TV premiere of “The Garden” on March 2, at 7 p.m. on YourTV!