The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) has recently donated three laptops to Sole Food Street Farms in Vancouver, British Columbia. These laptops will be put to use by their administrative team to handle daily office tasks.
Established in 2009, Sole Food Street Farms specializes in converting parking lots and urban areas into productive agricultural spaces. Over the years, they have grown into one of North America’s largest urban farming initiatives, yielding up to 30 tons of fresh produce annually. This food is both sold to the public and donated to community organizations.
Sole Food also plays a crucial role in training and employing individuals from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside Neighborhood who face significant employment barriers. Through this program, these individuals gain the opportunity to engage with living soil, cultivate fresh food, acquire new skills, and spend their days in an environment that promotes physical, mental, and emotional healing.
Sole Food Street Farms serves as a model for the economic and social potential of urban agriculture. It underscores the essential connections between farming, responsible land management, and the well-being of the community.
To learn more about Sole Food Street Farms please visit their website.
If you are interested in contributing to the cause of electronic waste reduction, reach out to ERA at 1-877-9EWASTE to determine if you are eligible for our free pickup service. our team will guide you through the process, ensuring that your retired electronic equipment is handled securely and sustainably. Together, we can make a difference and create a more equitable and sustainable future for all.