Local gardening skills are blooming with younger kids.
The Home Hardware in Fort Saskatchewan is giving away free seeds for the Grow Your Own Project. Already, 70 kids from the Boys and Girls Club in the Fort have planted seeds this season.
"It is our hope that we continue teaching children to seed, weed, water, harvest and give," said project founder Dennis Stelmack.
In 2015, 30 kids were growing their own projects.
"2017 has already become a huge success and an explosive start to the third annual Grow Your Own Project is on its way," added Stelmack.
The project has grown internationally to countries as far away as Costa Rica, with around 500 participants in total this year.
Most of the vegetables grown in the summer will be donated to local food banks.
At the end of the harvest, the Harvest Festival is put on in Legacy Park on August 26.