You take the top tier of an empty parkade, add a vision to grow lettuces for local restaurants and online food retailers, add bicycle couriers, recyclers and a credit union committed to investing in the community and what do you have?
A “Local Biz Salad” as the Tyee calls it in its third installment on growing the local economy. While the article features Local Gardens’ unique business plan in which it grows lettuce hydroponically on the top tier of an empty City parkade (which it rents from the city), the article delves deeper into studies that illustrate the business case for developing the local economy through local initiatives. This is the third in a series of articles on ‘buy local’ but you can read “Biz Salad” right here.
On another note – I just realized that these are the greens I order every week from my new online organic, local food retailer spud.ca – so I can officially attest to the deliciousness of these lettuces!