The Village indoor farm initiative is funded and will begin operations this year. Eastern Charlotte Waterways (ECW), which is running a project: village, is holding information sessions this month to inform people in the region about their farming project.
The Indoor Farm & Living Facility project received a grant of just under $127,000 from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada as part of its Local Food Infrastructure Fund for the indoor farm. The growing facility will include 50 hydroponic growing towers, a cold storage area, a processing area, and (in the future stage) a learning center for CEA to address skills gaps and training.
In a press release, Briana Cowie, Executive director of ECW, said that the indoor farm would help address food insecurity issues and provide quality, nutritious food to the local community. The two information sessions will give people some background of the project as well as what the future holds.
"We're going to give a little bit of a backdrop into what CEA is, our plan to produce food, what types of food we're going to produce, to begin with, and how much food," said Cowie.
The sessions will also gather public input about what kinds of food they would like to see grown at the facility.
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