Following the termination of our lease by the City of Penticton, we were unable to secure enough people to serve on the Board and/or to run gardening projects. Therefore the Penticton Urban Agriculture Association has decided to dissolve. Remaining funds will be donated to other groups engaged in providing local food security.
It was difficult to find volunteer board members willing to “start over”, undertake fundraising and once again work to secure the sponsorships to establish necessary fencing, irrigation, and other basic infrastructure to re-launch the project in a new, undetermined location. (Note: having previously stated that there were no plans in place for the Ellis Street land that was utilized as a teaching garden by C.URB, the City of Penticton turned the site into a parking lot the day after the group dismantled the project.)
To the Penticton businesses who generously provided fencing, irrigation supplies, planting boxes and other items for C.URB’s Ellis Street site, we express our thanks. To our members past and present, and to those who have followed us on our website and Facebook page, thanks for your interest and support. We hope you’ll continue to grow your own food, buy locally-grown products, and make others aware of the importance of doing so. Special thanks to those who are sharing that wisdom with children.
The Penticton Urban Agriculture Board of Directors