Rotary Field of Greens Celebrates Second Annual Harvest


Port Arthur Rotary Field of GreensTHUNDER BAY – The Port Arthur Rotary Club celebrated its second annual harvest at the Field of Greens in Thunder Bay. The “Field of Greens” project is a combination Vegetable Garden-Recreational Area located on a vacant north side lot of The Salvation Army Men’s Hostel, at 545 Cumberland Street North.

The Field of Greens community garden/recreational area was created in 2009 with the help of generous donations from city businesses, organizations and individuals. The garden, now in its second year, provides fresh vegetables to hostel residents, clients of the Soup Van and Food Bank. The recreational area offers residents a place to get some exercise and enjoy the outdoors.

President of the Port Arthur Rotary Club, Kevin Holloway, and Major Mervyn Halvorsen, Executive Director of the Salvation Army will unveil a Donor Recognition Sign, to honour and thank everyone who has contributed to this unique project.

“The unveiling of the Donor Recognition sign signifies the tremendous community support that this project has garnered” commented Holloway, “over the past two years, Rotarians have enjoyed working on the Field of Greens with the Salvation Army. “

Major Mervyn Halvorsen added, “it is benefiting our residents and clients in a very holistic way. They are learning new skills, getting active, enjoying nature, and improving the quality of the food they consume. We are thankful to everyone who has contributed to the Field of Greens project which is helping to restore dignity and giving hope.”

Port Arthur Rotary welcomes any business or community minded not-for-profit organization to share in the development of the project; examples: earthboxes, gardening expertise, seeds, labour, recreation equipment or services.

Photo: From the left Port Arthur Rotarians David Legge, Kevin Holloway and Art Warwick with Salvation Army’s Executive Director Major Mervyn Halvorsen

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