Do you have a passion for growing food and want to give back to the community?
Maybe you are a first time gardener looking for some inspiration to get started in your new hobby. Whatever your experience level, the Earthwise victory garden program wants to help nurture your green thumb and show how you can make a real difference beyond your backyard.
More people are turning to gardening these days, both for relaxation and enjoyment, and for more practical reasons. Homeowners are embracing the joys of growing food in their own gardens, and as the COVID-19 pandemic highlights local food security issues, many are looking for ways to help others access fresh, healthy food.
The victory garden program provides support to get gardeners started, and shares a portion of the harvest to those in need through the Delta Food Coalition. All that’s needed to get involved is a space to garden and a desire to grow food organically. The space can be an existing garden, small or large, or start from scratch.
Earthwise Society will provide participants with a free starter kit containing a selection of seeds to get their gardens growing, and victory gardeners will receive a bi-weekly newsletter full of growing tips and recipes. Earthwise farmers will offer an initial phone consultation, and will remain available to provide gardening advice throughout the season. And of course, gardeners will reap the benefits of fresh, home-grown produce.
In return, Earthwise requests that victory gardeners will donate a portion of their harvest to Earthwise Society for distribution through the Delta Food Coalition to those in need in our community.
This program was initiated in 2020 with the support of United Way of the Lower Mainland in response to COVID-19. Last year, Earthwise distributed more than 850 boxes of fresh local produce through Delta Food Coalition, and this year they hope to surpass that number.
For more information about Don’t Mow Grow Victory Gardens, email email@example.com.
Seeds for Don’t Mow Grow Victory Gardens have been generously donated by West Coast Seeds.