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Regina Food Bank now growing its own food in greenhouse

The Regina Food Bank is best known as a place that collects and distributes food, but now it's growing its own — and in a big way.

$100,000 grant from Co-op made it possible

There was a futuristic vibe this week at the official opening of the Food Bank's new greenhouse. (Regina Food Bank/Twitter)

The Regina Food Bank is best known as a place that collects and distributes food, but now it's growing its own — and in a big way.

This week the agency officially launched its Four Seasons Urban Agriculture Project in its new greenhouse.

The Regina Food Bank's Four Seasons Urban Agriculture Project went into this space. (Regina Food Bank/Twitter)

It consists of 48 garden "towers" being used to grow broccoli, Chinese cabbage, and other vegetables.

The food bank says it will be able to grow healthy food for its clients and community partners 12 months of the year.

It also wants to reach out to the community to spread the word about food production and the services provided by the food bank.

Assembling the planters and outfitting the greenhouse happened over seven months. (Regina Food Bank/Twitter)

Over the past seven months, people with the food bank have been busy installing infrastructure, putting together garden towers, and starting plants.

The project was made possible thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Co-op's community spaces program.

Veggies like Chinese cabbage and broccoli are being grown at the Regina Food Bank's new greenhouse. (Regina Food Bank/Twitter)

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