Food Forest

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Community Food Forest

The Lighthouse Community Food Forest is just at the end of its first exciting season! This feature, cared for by the community for the benefit of the community can be found at our Community Ministries Centre located at 441 3 St SW in Salmon Arm. It's a joint effort between The Salvation Army and our friends at the Shuswap Food Action Society.

Through fires, floods, and a global pandemic we have been challenged by our community partners to recognize that food security is about more than just provision.

So we planted a garden! We have watched as it has brought people together, inspired the community, built relationships, forged new connections and fed people in a whole new way.

We have heard stories about people making pasta sauce using herbs picked from our spiral, and dried in the sun. We have seen people rave about our radishes. We know that we are growing strawberries, but it's hard to get one because they go so quickly!

We are so thankful for all of those who have volunteered. It takes a lot of work, but the joy on the faces of those who walk through our garden and find that perfect thing makes it all worth it. Contact us to find out about how you can be a part of the future of the garden! There are so many different kinds of things that the garden needs that we are sure that there is something that will suit you!

The project is being managed by our friends at Lekker Land Design and you can visit them to find out more about the design and construction.

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"It's a wonderful garden, it's wonderful to have especially for those of us who don't have the space to have a garden. We can still come get fresh vegetables. It's amazing"

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This garden is being designed and the project is being carried out by permaculturist Keli Westgate from Lekker Land Design. For more information on the project and what's happening you can visit her website!
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Check out our social media for regular updates! Videos and photos are posted by our project partners at the Shuswap Food Action Society. The posts help you to see what's happening, and learn a little bit about how to do it yourself!
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There are so many people and organizations already contributing to the Lighthouse Community Food Forest and we apologize if it takes us a while to update this list, but we want to thank the Shuswap Food Action Society for their tireless efforts to advance food security in the region and for working with us on this project. We would also like to thank those who have provided donations to us including:

  • Mountainside Earthworks
  • Serenity Landscaping
  • Spa Hills Compost
  • Salmon Arm Readymix
  • Bland's Farm
  • Green4Earth
  • Blackburn Excavating
  • Passive Remediation Systems (PRSI)
  • Warner Rental
  • Sorrento Centre
  • Andrea Gunner
  • Kate Spielman
  • Tasty Acres