Bethany Paetkau recently joined the A Rocha team in Winnipeg, MB and is taking Just Growing into its second year of community outreach, education, and gardening. The intention of this project is for inner-city Winnipeg to benefit from fresh organically-grown produce, summer day camps and community celebrations.ย  Last year thousands of pounds of vegetables were grown by and distributed to low-income residents. The project provided not only nutritious food but also a sense of accomplishment, self-sufficiency and community to those living on the economic margins.

This shared project is made possible through the generous partnership of St. Margaretโ€™s Church, along with grants from the Winnipeg Foundation, Manitoba Green Team, and Canada Summer Jobs.

To learn more about Just Growing check out a short documentary profiling our work.