Kids are learning a valuable lesson thanks to a local initiative. 
 
The Grow Your Own Project taught over 70 local kids how to grow food over the summer and give back to the community at the end.
 
Harvest Festival at Legacy Park had multiple tents set up on Saturday (August 26) with around 50 different kinds of fresh produce available to the almost 800 visitors.
 
"The vegetables that were produced are here for donation basis, so it's basically take home what you need and donate what you think it's worth," said Dennis Stelmack, founder of the Grow Your Own Project.
 
Donations were taken throughout the park and leftover food was donated to the Fort Saskatchewan Food Bank.

"There's so many kids out there that don't even know where food comes from anymore," added Stelmack.

Non-shoppers had plenty to do also, as the event featured live music and games set up for kids.
 
More information on the Grow Your Own Project can be found here.
 
 
 

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