The Potato House Project has been selected to compete for $40,000 in prize money in the National Trust for Canada’s This Place Matters Main Street competition, says executive director Mary Forbes.
During the competition, Forbes says the group will be working to raise $5000 to keep the lights on at the Potato House as the society is currently down to its last $500.
The Potato House has been a high profile sustainability and heritage site with community gardens, Canada’s only drive up composting site, she adds.
It is also home to more than 1,000 visitors last year, 700 of which were local school children.
She says the money raised will pay for heritage markers on all 20 downtown heritage buildings, updating the heritage walking tour signs on main street, making a fantastic Halloween event for 2017.
It will also help to ensure that the Potato House will continue to be a beacon of light into a future with more gardens, fewer landfills and healthy happy people, Forbes says.
“I love this home, vote Oct. 4 to Nov. 14 that thisplacematters.ca because you do too,” Forbes says..