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Food Garden to benefit community groups

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 2:26 PDT, Mon April 12, 2021

Last Updated: 2:13 PDT, Wed May 12, 2021

A new outlet to support the needs of the community opened at Lansdowne Centre last week.

The Food Garden is an initiative that will benefit local food charities by supplying fresh, donated produce, grown in a newly-created garden environment in two areas of the mall’s parking lot.

Areas between the Lansdowne Canada Line station and the mall itself (the west garden), as well as the south east corner of the parking lot close to the entrance of T&T Supermarket (the east garden), will feature specially built planters until September, growing produce that will be shared with the Richmond Food Security Society. They in turn will distribute the harvest to local food charities. 

Succession planting will be implemented by the knowledgeable team from Victory Gardens, who will be on-site weekly, tending to the crops. This method of planting will ensure ongoing harvesting from now until early fall. 

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