Ben MacMichael and Minister Horsman

The Honorable Minister Stephen Horsman, Deputy Premier and Minister of Families and Children for the Province of New Brunswick,  recently visited the team at the Peter McKee Community Food Center in Moncton, NB. As he took the tour of this new facility he was encouraged by this new food assistance approach. Seeing the urban garden, teaching kitchen, and GED classroom he noted that the positivity and hope present was very rewarding to see. Throughout the tour he thanked the many hard working and humble volunteers for their service to the community. As well, he encouraged the students in the GED classroom, letting them know that he supported them fully in their studies. Lastly he thanked the center staff and governing board for their …

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Results of Recent CDC Study

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), moderate-intensity level activity for 2.5 hours each week can reduce the risk for obesity, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, heart disease, stroke, depression, colon cancer and premature death. The CDC considers gardening a moderate-intensity level activity, and can help you to achieve that 2.5 hour goal each week. Additionally, those that choose gardening as their moderate-intensity exercise are more likely to exercise 40-50 minutes longer on average than those that choose activities like walking or biking. By venturing outdoors to various community garden spaces around New Brunswick, you not only assist in keeping our community vibrant, but become heal…

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