Growing Food, Sharing Culture at the Rainbow Community Garden in Winnipeg, Canada

  • Laura Lucas
  • Fabiana Li
Keywords: Community gardens; urban agriculture; immigrants and refugees; food culture

Abstract

The Rainbow Community Gardens in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is a community project that supports immigrant and refugee families and helps them to grow their own food. The photos and accompanying text that make up this photo essay examine the role of food and community gardens as a means of expressing cultural identity, and the possible benefits of the Gardens in terms of building community, learning new skills, and growing culturally appropriate foods that can contribute to people’s health and food security. These benefits, and the mission of the Gardens, have gained new relevance as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts on gardening, food systems, and marginalized groups in Canada.

Published
2020-11-16
How to Cite
Lucas, L., & Li, F. (2020). Growing Food, Sharing Culture at the Rainbow Community Garden in Winnipeg, Canada. Canadian Food Studies / La Revue Canadienne Des études Sur L’alimentation, 7(2), 72-81. https://doi.org/10.15353/cfs-rcea.v7i2.439
Section
Audio-Visual Work