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Applications being accepted for food education funding in P.E.I.

The Law Foundation of P.E.I. has announced its grants for 2018.
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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

Grants are available to fund projects through a program that connects Islanders to nutritious local food.

The Community Food Security Program helps community groups, schools, early child-care centres and other organizations provide information about where local food comes from and how it is produced.

Islanders can apply for grants of up to $10,000 at princeedwardisland.ca/foodsecurity by June 21.

With the help of a grant last year, for example, Charlottetown Rural High School was able to upgrade its green house for year-round organic vegetable production. The school also established 15 raised beds for an outdoor garden.

The program has invested $222,000 in 33 projects across the province to promote food education since it began in 2017. More than 3,500 people participated in the projects.

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