By Adam Brazeau
CORNWALL, Ontario - The Cornwall Fire Department and Transition Cornwall+ have joined together to promote home-grown healthy vegetables, and the fun of sharing as a community.
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Jason Norman (left) and Brent MacNab of the Cornwall Fire Department harvest some of the beans in the Childrenâs Garden at the station.
Firefighters are caring for the thriving Childrenâs vegetable garden planted by families and Transition Cornwall+ Food Action Group during the Incredible Edible Plants festival last June.
"Beans, lettuce, herbs, chard, and other vegetables are there for the picking by anyone who wants to," said Food Action Group member Penny Bateman.
The group has also been checking on how some of the hundreds of vegetable plants given away during the festival are doing.
"People say they are really enjoying the fresh produce on their doorstep and are looking forward to next yearâs event," said Bateman.
For more information, visit transitioncornwall.com.