Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Bridgehead: A growing partnership

School food gardens being developed by Canadian Organic Growers through its Growing Up Organic project in Ottawa, will soon be benefiting from the sale of a limited edition coffee blend being created by and sold at Bridgehead coffeehouses.

The Growing Up Organic Blend will be launched on Earth Day, Wednesday April 22, 2009. Every pound of coffee sold will generate $2 for the development of school food gardens in neighbourhoods in which there is a Bridgehead location. In addition to financial support, Bridgehead is encouraging its employees to work with schools on garden construction and maintenance.

Schools already planning to take advantage of this partnership include Cambridge Street Community Public School in Centretown, Le Trillium and Trille des bois in Vanier, First Avenue Public School in the Glebe, and Heritage Academy in Hintonburg. It is anticipated that enough funds will be generated through the sale of the Growing Up Organic Blend to build up to 6 school food gardens.

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