Urban Eatin’ was featured in a Canstar article in the fall of 2014 entitled “Urban Eatin’ catching’ on”, written by Jared Story.

Worker co-operative a finalist in online contest

“A worker co-operative’s vision of a sustainable food system in Winnipeg could get a big boost. Urban Eatin’ Gardeners Worker Co-op, which operates out of the Social Enterprise Centre (765 Main St.) in North Point Douglas, is a finalist in the National Co-op Challenge, an online contest presented by The Co-operators.

The National Co-op Challenge features 90-second videos from each of the 16 finalists, with the competing co-ops split evenly into four regions: Ontario, Quebec, West and Atlantic. Canadians can vote once a day for their favourite co-op until Oct. 1 at 4 p.m. The contestants are vying for eight prizes of $25,000 (two from each region). There are also eight consolation prizes of $500. The winners will be announced on www.cooperators.ca by the week of Oct. 15…”

PHOTO:(Left to right) Urban Eatin’ members Tommy Allen, Natalie Dyck, Naomi Audia and Mark Klassen sit on reclaimed and debarked elm wood from Wood Anchor, installed as part of the in progress outdoor classroom at Grosvenor School. Not pictured: Urban Eatin’ worker Paolo Riva. PHOTO BY JARED STORY

View the full article on Canstar’s website.