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February 2, 2017 No Comments

Rainbow Community Garden

Over the years, Urban Eatin’ has helped out the Rainbow Community Garden at the University of Manitoba UMSU gardens. UMSU shares the garden space with the Immigrant Integration & Farming Community Co-operative (IIFCC), which uses it as the “Rainbow Garden”. We have worked with the United Way to plan a “Day of Caring” for many high school students in 2016 (to replot the gardens, add compost, weed, make pathways). Food Matters had us help with installing some raised beds one year, and another year several dozen rain totes and a rain canopy/shelter (which caught some rain water). Urban Eatin’ member Tommy Allen, had gone through the Environmental Design program at UofM Faculty of Architecture, and saw the potential to have Architecture students work on an improved rain water catchment shelter. Prof. Lancelot Coar worked with Tommy and was able to secure enough funding to have students design a system that will be installed in May of 2017. (Note: some photos from this gallery are form United Way’s Day of Caring photographer)