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The MCRC Green Team’s vermicomposting efforts resulted in enough lettuce, pictured above, to feed 12 people at local charity Martha’s Table. For full story, see queensjournal.ca.
The MCRC Green Team’s vermicomposting efforts resulted in enough lettuce, pictured above, to feed 12 people at local charity Martha’s Table. For full story, see queensjournal.ca.
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Lettuce

The MCRC Green Team donated lettuce grown in Watts residence windowsills to Martha’s Table this past week.

The lettuce was harvested using compost from the vermicomposters that were provided in select residence buildings this year. It was brought to Martha’s Table Tuesday afternoon, where it will be used to in meals for Kingston residents.

According to Martha’s Table, the lettuce is enough for a large salad to feed 12 people.

- Holly Tousignant

Arts centre

The city of Kingston’s $6-million pledge in funding for the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts was approved unanimously by city council on Tuesday evening, Queen’s New Centre reported.

The $63-million centre, which will provide recital, theatre, screening and rehearsal space, will be built on a site on King St West that also houses the city-owned J.K. Tett Centre.

The city’s contribution to the centre was supposed to be voted on last week, but a need to work out the technicalities of having two different buildings with two different owners on one lot caused the vote to be delayed.

According to Principal Daniel Woolf, the city’s pledge of funding is crucial to securing $30 million from the federal and provincial governments and funding the project.

- Holly Tousignant

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