Harvest Manitoba Greenspace
Surrounding the Harvest Manitoba buildings are 22,000 square feet of land that are currently being used for parking. In the past, this space included a garden area, and it’s this area that needs sprucing up! The garden was used by staff for kitchen training programs and given to volunteers and clients to supplement their food supply. Unfortunately, due to social distancing restrictions because of COVID-19, Harvest was unable to run the garden program in 2020, and the space was later vandalized and set on fire. This space needs to be cleaned up and made into a safe, attractive area.
Harvest decided to use the burned-out garden space to alleviate these problems, including cleaning up the area, fixing the walkways, improving the lighting for safety, and adding some picnic tables and greenery to allow staff and volunteers to have a spruced-up area outside to enjoy their breaks.
Harvest wants to redevelop this area for staff, volunteers, and community members alike, so they can all attend meetings and training on-site when restrictions are lifted. The aim of this project is to make the space useable again, while also allowing Harvest to focus on its core goal of ensuring no Manitoban goes hungry.