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A view of the Swiss chard the SOLEfood team planted.

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One of the workers, Jessica Yliruusi, taking notes in between weeding the plants.

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Some seedlings starting to sprout.

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Michael Ableman arrives to inspect their progress at the farm so far.

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Green pepper plant.

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A view of some of the fresh spinach at the SOLEfood farm.

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A close-up at the beautiful Swiss chard stalks.

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A view from above: Swiss chard.

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Ableman shows them the proper way to bunch their rainbow chard.

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Jeff, the handyman, tasting the fruits of their labour.

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A close-up of the kale.

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The spring mix also looks ready to be harvested.

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The radishes are definitely ready to be picked.

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The team gets to work on the radishes.

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Bunched and ready to sell.

A community's farm

SOLEfood, located next to the Astoria Hotel in Vancouver, is a "full production farm in the Downtown Eastside," says project manager Seann Dory. The objective is to provide employment and a sustainable source of fresh and healthy foods for inner-city residents.
 

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SOLEfood, a community's farm by Colleen Tang