The Shaw Conference Centre staff was busy planting organic vegetables, fruits, and herbs to promote green living yesterday.
Employees of the conference centre volunteered their time to help plant the garden, and some of the produce they planted included artichokes, taro root, carrots, strawberries, and rhubarb.
“We are just trying to incite people to be more green and to be more conscious about the environment, and it starts by growing your own vegetables,” said Simon Smotkowicz, executive chef for the Shaw Conference Centre.
Unfortunately, the garden is not nearly big enough to grow produce to feed the guests, but instead will be used for the staff meals.
“More and more people are going to the farmers’ market to buy locally with no preservatives, no hormones, and that is the way it should be,” Smotkowicz said.
This is the second year in a row that Shaw Conference Centre has planted the organic garden.