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IRON EARTH CANADA™, Raw Materials Company, Marine Recycling Corporation and other local businesses have teamed up together to grow fresh produce at the IRON EARTH Community Garden in Lockview Park, Port Colborne to support the Port Cares Reach Out Centre Food Bank. IRON EARTH CANADA generously donated enough natural plant fertilizer to add minerals to the soil for each plot.

The harvested fresh produce from the garden benefits the Port Cares Reach Out Centre food bank. Here is a picture of some of the volunteers that helped make the venture possible.

From left to right: Mike Audit, Mike Graybeil, Councillor Angie Desmarais, Scott Luey, Mayor John Maloney, Amanda Upper and Sarah Lacharity.

From left to right: Mike Audit, Mike Graybeil, Councillor Angie Desmarais, Scott Luey, Mayor John Maloney, Amanda Upper and Sarah Lacharity. 

 "We truly appreciate the efforts of Iron Earth Canada, International Micronutrients Corporation, Raw Materials Company and Marine Recycling Corporation."

~ Christine Clark Lafleur, Executive Director, Port Cares

 

Looking to be a part of this exciting community project? Members of the community can sign up for a plot or volunteer their gardening expertise. For more details please contact Port Cares.

Quick Facts!

It’s in the Family!

During the off season, Jordan Elliott of Marine Recycling Corporation and IRON EARTH CANADA was busy growing a variety of vegetables for the new garden using IRON EARTH natural soil conditioner. IRON EARTH is an organic micronutrient fertilizer that contains 76 organically bound earth elements. IRON EARTH is an organic soil conditioner and plant food that restores the vital nutrients consumed by plants after each growing season. 

“We’re so impressed with this product and we can’t wait to see the expressions on everyone’s face when they see how far along these seedlings are,” said Jordan Elliott. "At this rate, we’ll have tomatoes by July!”

To learn more about how IRON EARTH CANADA is supporting the community, please see the articles below. 

Community Garden Wraps Up Second Growing Season!

Volunteers of the Lockview Park Community Garden in support of the Port Cares Reach Out Food Bank gather for a picture during one of the harvests.

October 19, 2018

It was another successful growing season at the Lockview Park Community Garden in support of the Port Cares Reach Out Food Centre. In its second year, the volunteer run garden added 1,546 pounds of fresh produce to the Food Bank’s pantry.

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Community Garden Keeps Growing and Giving!

September 11, 2018

Port Colborne's Lockview Park Community Garden has put nearly 1,100 pounds of vegetables — everything from lettuce and kale, onions and carrots, to tomatoes and peppers — on the shelves of Port Cares Reach Out Food Centre so far this year.

Read the full story here

 

Community Garden Harvest a Boon for Food Bank!

July 16, 2018

The Port Cares Reach Out Centre received a large shipment of fresh food last week as volunteers spent some time under hot summer sun harvesting vegetables from the Port Colborne Community Garden.

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July 11, 2018

A dedicated group of volunteers and some corporate support from Iron Earth Canada has led to another successful summer at the Port Colborne Community Garden.

 

Community Garden Gets Blooming with Planting!

May 28, 2018

Volunteers turned out at Lockview Park in Port Colborne on Sunday for a planting party in the community garden set up in the park last year.

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Garden Helps Feed the Community

May 24, 2018

A community garden in Port Colborne grew out of the importance of people being able to eat healthily and have nutritious food, said Iron Earth's Sarah Lacharity.

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Lockview Park Community Garden Kicks Off Second Season with Planting Party!

Jordan Elliott of Marine Recycling Corporation shows a youngster how to plant seedlings at the Lockview Park Community Garden in Port Colborne in support of the Port Cares Food Bank.

May 15, 2018

On Sunday May 27 beginning at 3:00 p.m. friends of the Lockview Park Community Garden will gather at the garden located between Lakeshore Catholic High School and Chestnut Park for a season opening planting party.

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Lockview Park Community Garden Kicks Off Second Season!

May 14, 2018

On Sunday, May 27, beginning at 3 p.m., supporters will gather at the garden located between Lakeshore Catholic High School and Chestnut Park for a season opening planting party.

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Community Garden Grows 853 Kilograms of Produce for Port Cares Food Bank!

November 15, 2017

The Lockview Park Community Garden wrapped up its first growing season bringing in a bounty of 853 kilograms of fresh, healthy produce to the Port Cares Food Bank.

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Harvest helps Port Cares food bank

Representatives from Iron Earth Canada harvested produce at the Community Garden in Lockview Park to support the Port Cares Reach Out Food Bank

August 2, 2017

Carrots, onions, peas, peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, squash, swiss chard, zucchini, beans and herbs are all being harvested at Lockview Park Community Garden.

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Port Community Garden celebrates first growing season

June 9, 2017

Everything is coming up vegetables? Yes, vegetables in the new Port Colborne Lockview Park Community Garden. A planting Launch BBQ took place on Wednesday, June 7 with a free BBQ. To celebrate the first planting season, Tender Cuts was serving free hot dogs and families were given a free sample of IRON EARTH.

Read the full story here.

 

June 8, 2017

The City of Port Colborne officially launched their Community Garden at Lockview Park recently. Most of the food grown at the garden will support Port Cares. Michelle Cuthbert reports. 

 

Local companies come together with City to grow fresh produce for Port Cares

Vegetables are popping up at the Iron Earth Community Garden in support of the Port Cares Reach Out Food Centre in Port Colborne Ontario.

September 9, 2016

Local companies have joined forces with the City of Port Colborne and Port Cares to build and manage a community garden at Lockview Park with the fresh produce going to the Port Cares Reach Out Food Centre.

Read the full story here.