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Community gardens an excellent option for vacant lots

Troubled by the sight of weeds growing out of control across the street from his City Park photography business, Imageryowner Milt Taylor set out to solve the problem and at the same time ended up delivering a gift to the community. Five years ago, Taylor planted a small patch of potatoes on the north edge of the property and donated 250 pounds of potatoes to the Saskatoon Food Bank. This year, Taylor and other food bank volunteers plan to sow food crops on the entire three-acre parcel located between 2nd and 3rd on Duchess. They hope to produce as much as 60,000 pounds of food for the agency that provides food hampers to struggling Saskatoon families.


On Monday, city council approved the use of all vacant lots owned by the city for food production by non-profit organizations.


What a terrific way to utilize some of this vacant land. Doing so provides an opportunity to see these parcels cleaned up and to help those in our community who need it most. I hope that we’ll see community associations embrace this idea and work to organize gardening groups who will share the responsibility.


Read “City frees vacant lots for gardens” from the Star Phoenix here.


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Norm Fisher, Author of the TeamFisher Saskatoon Real Estate Blog

About Norm

Licensed in 1993, Norm brings a wealth of experience to TeamFisher. He has worked in every imaginable capacity including sales agent, office manager, team leader, broker and now, broker/owner. Norm has written a weekly review of the Saskatoon real estate market for more than 650 consecutive weeks which may make him the most consistent industry blogger in the world.Less...

Licensed in 1993, Norm brings a wealth of experience to TeamFisher. He has worked in every imaginable capacity including sales agent, office manager, team leader, broker and now, broker/owner. Norm has written a weekly review of the Saskatoon real estate market for more than 650 consecutive weeks which may make him the most consistent industry blogger in the world.

Norm is known for his passion for technology and can most often be found exploring and experimenting with the next big thing in real estate marketing. He was the first Saskatoon real estate agent to promote a home online and has been an early adopter of new technologies ever since. “Everything about this business has changed over the past 20 years, and it will happen again in the next ten. An open mind and a curious attitude are all that’s needed to continue to find new ways to serve our clients by delivering a faster, smoother, worry-free transaction,” says Norm.

In his spare time, Norm enjoys Crossfit and cycling, some years accumulating over 2,000 kilometres on the road. He’s a strong supporter of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation and enjoys raising funds by joining fun, fitness-related initiatives like the Grouse Grind for Shelter. In 2015, he trekked the Peruvian Andes to Machu Picchu. In 2017 he walked the southern highlands of Iceland across mountains, sand, snow, ice, lava fields and forest for seven days. Collectively those initiatives raised over a million dollars for Canadian women's shelters.
 

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