In January 2020, we officially launched Our Food Future — Guelph-Wellington’s ambitious initiative to create Canada’s first circular food economy. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted and made worse many of the challenges Our Food Future aims to resolve.
Grow Back Better is Our Food Future’s 10-point recovery plan in response to COVID-19. We are reprioritizing or restructuring existing elements of Our Food Future to provide immediate support to three core priorities in our local food economy:
- Increasing access to affordable, nutritious food
- Supporting new and existing food businesses
- Strengthening regional food system resiliency
In the coming weeks and months, we will be launching different programs focused on these priorities areas and the 10-point plan. Grow Back Better will leverage $1.6 million in funding from Infrastructure Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge and supports the City’s economic and social response to COVID-19.
Kids Get Growing Gardening Kit
Our Food Future, in partnership with the YMCA-YWCA of Guelph, is providing free gardening kits to over 700 kids in Guelph-Wellington. Registration for these kits is now closed due to an overwhelming and fast response. In the coming weeks we’ll be placing Build Your Own garden kit instructions on this site to help you and your family garden at home.
More programs coming soon
Check back soon for future program information or sign up below for updates.
For more information
Smart Cities Office
519-822-1260 extension 3559
27 Douglas Street, Guelph