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Farmer Sean Dory reveals the progress of his garlic crop.

Urban farms struggle to provide low-cost food

in East Vancouver is part of a larger project to provide locally grown food in . However, it is finding…

By Grant Burns , in Feature story , on April 13, 2010 Tags: , , , , , , ,

in East Vancouver is part of a larger project to provide locally grown food in . However, it is finding it hard to grow produce at a cost that is affordable to the people in the area.

The farm is only able to offer only six jobs to Downtown Eastside residents, and none of its first harvest will be made available to the neighbourhood. Instead, it is planning to sell its crop to high-end restaurants in order to pay the bills.

Produced by Daniel Guillemette, Michelle Ha, and Grant Burns.

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