We’re excited to host another year of Get Growing, Victoria!, an amazing program that supports communities in need with free seedlings and garden materials from the City of Victoria’s Parks Department.

The intention of the program is to support City of Victoria residents who are facing barriers to growing their own food, and who are disproportionately impacted by the ongoing pandemic. Seedlings and garden materials are distributed through a wide network of community organizations, mutual aid groups, supportive and affordable housing, neighbourhood associations, environmental organizations and more! These organizations support communities directly through their programs, like horticultural therapy, community gardening, food access, and community kitchen programming.

Fernwood NRG will be serving as a distribution point for our neighbourhood on Thursday, May 26, 2022. We will be distributing free seedlings like tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, kale, swiss chard, basil, chives, calendula, shiso and more as well as limited quantities of leaf mulch, compost, and wood chips. There are two ways you can access these materials, either by pre-registering for priority access HERE by Tuesday, May 10, 2022 or by just showing up on Thursday, May 26 from 5:30pm to 7pm. Either way please bring your own containers to take home your plants and materials!

If you live in another neighbourhood you can check out the distribution dates and times for locations across Victoria HERE.

If you have any questions about this program, please email jj@fernwoodnrg.ca.