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Look What We Can Achieve When We Work Together

One Tomato is a Sarnia-Lambton-based organization that partners with many organizations to encourage everyone to participate in a food secure and sustainable community. They host community events to encourage donations of produce to food banks; children kitchen programs; and community…

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Giving Together

After raising an incredible $27,500 at our Annual Charity Garage back in September, we handed the proceeds over to our employees to be divided up and given to their charities of choice.  Each employee was given $1800 to donate to…

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14th Annual Charity Garage Sale!

This year we were once again excited for our 14th Annual Charity Garage Sale! Where all our returned products are rigorously checked and sold at 75% off and we give all of the proceeds to local charities suggested by each…

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The Keyhole Garden

In the Spring of 2015, we launched what would later become one of our most successful product lines – the Keyhole Composting Gardens. The concept for the Keyhole Garden idea was discovered when researching various gardening techniques across the world.…

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Bring on the Summer

At Vita Gardens HQ we move with the seasons. When the sun begins to disappear, things begin to slow down around the office and warehouse. This is our strategy and planning time. As a team we take the off-season to…

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Almost like the blues

That Sunday at towards the end of the soccer game, I felt a light tap on my shoulder and turned to see a tall young man with soft wide set eyes. “Hello,” He extended his hand “i’m Eric.” I shook…

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Hallelujah

For the days we would be building gardens, we stayed at the Akagera Lodge, which was kind of like one of those Best Westerns that markets itself around having breakfast built inside of a zoo cage. We had to stop…

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The New Jewel of Africa

There is no other place on earth that I have experienced and witnessed such a deep level of joy than in Rwanda.  And the source of this joy seems to transcend both logic and reason. As many of us may…

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You want it darker

The next morning I awoke at five am to the sounds of my bunkmates trying to quietly dress and go outside to watch the sunrise. Our shared room had two simple bunk beds, I had the only space that was…

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Like a bird on the wire

I have encountered very few places in my life that induce the soul tingling feeling of true difference. I am fairly well travelled, and also rather introspective; I know that it’s possible to be on the other side of the…

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