Penticton’s branch of the Medical Arts Health Research Group is hosting a photo contest that encourages residents to grow produce in their own yards. Submissions are allowed as of July 15, 2020. (The Medical Arts Health Research Group)

Penticton’s branch of the Medical Arts Health Research Group is hosting a photo contest that encourages residents to grow produce in their own yards. Submissions are allowed as of July 15, 2020. (The Medical Arts Health Research Group)

Show off your homegrown South Okanagan veggies in this photo contest

Contest encourages residents to flaunt their homegrown produce

Penticton’s Medical Arts Health Research Group wants to see your garden.

The research group is launching a photo contest that encourages South Okanagan residents to share photos of their homegrown edible plants.

The Tasteful Landscape photo contest will open for submissions beginning July 15, 2020.

The contest aims to show the ease and joy of growing food in front yards, business properties and other public parklands.

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Photo submissions may be from any location across British Columbia but is only open to South Okanagan residents. Submissions must include edible plants grown at your household or business. Each household is allowed one entry of up to four photos.

There must be at least one live edible plant in each photo. Photos with pets or people will not be allowed.

Submissions can be entered on the Medical Arts Health Research Group’s website, healthresearch.ca.

First place will be awarded with a $50 gift certificate to Bogner’s restaurant, while second place will win two coffee mugs from Wayne and Freda’s.

Prize winners will be announced Oct. 12.

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