WAA Donates Thousands Of Pounds Of Food To Winnipeg Harvest
October 4, 2010
Last week some of our staff at Winnipeg Airports Authority took advantage of the warm weather and helped out with the harvesting of our vegetable garden, located next to our firehall.
Thousands of potatoes, beets, carrots and squash and other garden vegetables were dug up and boxed, all of it going to Winnipeg Harvest. An annual tradition, WAA has donated close to 30,000 lbs of vegetables from our garden over a 15 year period.
David Northcott, Executive Director of Winnipeg Harvest, was on hand to thank WAA for their support. Our garden is part of a city-wide initiative titled the Grow-A-Row Program, where gardens at homes, work places and community centres donate excess vegetables to Winnipeg Harvest.
A big thank you goes out to our fire fighters for tending the garden throughout the spring and summer months. Your green thumbs definitely showed up again this year!
Below are some photos of the day's harvest.
David Northcott, Executive Director of Winnipeg Harvest, marvels at the piles of potatoes and other vegetables from WAA's garden.
Our garden now fully harvested lies in the foreground, while the air terminal building can be seen in the distance.