Mattie addresses food issues at Candidate Forum

Posted at 1:23 pm on May 25, 2017 | Filed Under: News

A provincial issue around low income can have a simple solution – use available space to grow more food. The idea was put forward by PC Candidate for Antigonish, Ray Mattie during a meeting held last evening by the Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre and the Poverty Reduction Coalition.

Mattie referenced a program that has been established already in Canada which reduces gives more access to accessible food. In Montreal, community gardens are grown on rooftops of building, but Antigonish has enough land to run a project like this:

 

In twofold, Mattie believes this is an excellent way to utilize land in the area, and to also grow healthy food for people of the area. It would also be a cost effective program to tackle.