CAN (BC): Plans for Garden City Lands include urban agriculture

A large tract of mostly unused farmland called Garden City Lands in Richmond is being transformed into a massive park with hectares of sustainable organic farms, a project that has become more important amid food security fears sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Curious onlookers will have noticed a futuristic geodesic dome and three greenhouses in one corner of Garden City, where peppers, zucchini, eggplants, cucumbers, greens and other vegetables are being grown. The structures are part of the sustainable agriculture program run by the nearby Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU), which trains students to grow produce with limited reliance on fossil fuels or electric tools.

Read more at the Vancouver Sun


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