Following three decades of food market, vegetables are now growing upon the concrete floor of the former Old Port Market. We are thus fulfilling a dream dear to our team: to establish a real place of vegetable production in the heart of the city, the harvests being intended for community organizations serving vulnerable populations.
Beginning with a pilot project in 2020, the farm will gradually grow over 3 years, reaching 60 raised beds in 2022. By growing the varieties of vegetables that organisms need the most, the project makes sure to improve food security in the lower town. But the Louise Basin Gardens are intended to be more than market gardening. The social impact and the educational scope are an integral part of the project, which also covers volunteering sessions, opportunities for social mixing, training and activities.
This project is made possible thanks to the support of the City of Quebec. We also highlight the contribution of Berger, our supplier of horticultural soil, as well as the Caisse d’économie solidaire and 100 degrés.