A growing business
"The Centre for Social Enterprise has helped me to develop Greenspace from the ground up," says Bennett Newhook, pun intended.
His social start-up, Greenspace Urban Farms, seeks to improve food security by using shipping containers and other post-consumer materials to create low-cost urban farms. The mechanical engineering graduate took first place in 2018's Social Innovation Challenge, and he's been digging in ever since.
"The Centre for Social Enterprise has been there since day one. Everything that we have done really can be credited back to the network that we have developed there." – Bennett Newhook
"The Centre for Social Enterprise has been there since day one," says Mr. Newhook. "Everything that we have done really can be credited back to the network that we have developed through the centre and working with other social entrepreneurs."
Mr. Newhook's vision is to see Greenspace units in communities all across Newfoundland and Labrador to lower the cost of fresh local produce for everyone to enjoy at an affordable price.