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Penticton plays matchmaker between landowners and gardeners

Rick and Julia Valenti own this hertiage house in downtown Penticton, B.C., but don't have time to tend to the garden of their dreams. They've been matched with another couple in town who have agreed to put in a vegetable patch on their property (Contributed by: Rick Valenti)

Are you a homeowner who just doesn't have time to tend to a garden? Or, do you live in an apartment building but have always dreamed of a place to grow tomatoes?

A new trend is emerging in Penticton, that caters to both; people are swapping land... for food.

To get a better understanding of all this, Daybreak host Chris Walker reached Eva Durance, chair of the Penticton Urban Agriculture Association and Julia Valeni, a Penticton homeowner who's eager to have her land made into a veggie patch.

If you're interested in joining their Land 4 Food program, contact Eva through their website or at
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