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(Halifax, Thursday, July 15, 2010) Let the harvesting begin!

Some of the vegetables and herbs planted just a month ago in a special garden at City Hall by Mayor Peter Kelly and a crew of pre-schoolers are ready for picking.

The Mayor announced today that he and the youngsters would present the Parker Street Food Bank with the first crop this Friday at 11a.m.

“This will be the first of what we hope will be several harvests throughout the growing season,” said the Mayor. “We will be replanting more produce, once we have made room on Friday.”

The garden is a joint summer project between Mayor Kelly and two-dozen pre-schoolers from nearby St. Joseph’s Children Centre.

Mel Boutilier, executive director of the Parker Street Food Bank, welcomed the news and promised to attend Friday’s ceremony.

“We are anxious to share fresh produce with the people who come to this food bank for help,” said Mr. Boutilier. “I wish there were more opportunities to get food, fresh from the garden.”

This is believed to be the first vegetable garden ever planted in the 261-year history of the Grand Parade, a space more used to hosting royalty and military ceremonies than carrots and spuds.


Mayor Peter Kelly




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