In a grey industrial area of Winnipeg, there is an island of green. Herbs, flowers and vegetables flourish in a hydroponic greenhouse, tended by the young employees of Growing Prospects. At first glance, this picture may not seem remarkable. Asecond look shows otherwise. Established in 1998, Growing Prospects Inc. is a nonprofit corporation that is providing training and employment to individuals on income assistance, helping them develop the skills necessary to find full-time employment in the horticultural and greenhouse industries. The proceeds are used in youth and community development projects. This is one of many case studies produced by Caledon.
Caledon Institute of Social Policy,