It’s that time of year again, Get Growing, Victoria is back to turn your gardening dreams into reality! This amazing program distributes vegetable seedlings and soil-building materials to organizations across the city at no cost to residents that may face barriers to growing their own food. We are excited to be a part of the collective of neighbourhood associations and community centers helping to distribute seedlings and soil-building materials.

Come and pick up some flower and vegetable seedlings for your garden from Fernwood Community Centre on Thursday May 30 between 4pm and 6pm, until we run out! The Compost Education Centre will have a tent to answer compost and gardening related questions, as well as our Food Security team from Fernwood Community Centre.

Included in the plant list are: Tomatoes, Kale, Collards, Pollinating Flowers, Lettuce, Cucumbers, Zucchini, Beans and Basil. There will be a limit of plants per household to make sure there is enough for everyone. Remember to bring a tray to carry your seedlings. Also available on the day will be a small amount of free compost, leaf mulch and wood chip, so bring a bucket or two if you need some garden materials.

If you’re interested in volunteering on the day, you can reach out to or signup using the following link:

Visit a Seedling Distribution Day in a neighbourhood near you!

📍 Quadra Village Community Centre (901 Kings Road) 📅 Wed. May 15 at Noon – 2 p.m.

📍 Burnside Gorge Community Centre (471 Cecilia Road) 📅 Thurs. May 16 at 4 – 6 p.m.

📍 Victoria West Community Centre (521 Craigflower Rd) 📅 Fri. May 17 at 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

📍 North Park Neighbourhood Association and VIRCS Welcome Garden (Franklin Green – 1045 Mason St.)  📅 Sat. May 18 at 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

📍 Fairfield Gonzales Community Association (Robert Porter Park, off Thurlow) 📅 Sat. May 18 at 2 – 4 p.m.

📍 Yates Street Community Garden (1014 Yates Street) 📅 Thurs. May 23 at 4 – 6 p.m.

📍 James Bay Neighbourhood Association (Irving Park, 250 Menzies St.) 📅 Sat. May 25 at 10 a.m. – noon

📍 Oaklands Community Centre (2827 Belmont Ave) 📅 Sat. May 25 at 1 – 3 p.m.

📍 Fernwood Community Centre (1240 Gladstone Ave) 📅 Thur. May 30 at 4 – 6 p.m.

📍 South Jubilee Neighbourhood Association (Redfern Park) 📅 Sat. June 1 at 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

📍 FED Urban Agriculture in Rockland (Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1040 Moss St.) 📅 Sat. June 1 at 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

For more info, visit: Get Growing, Victoria! | City of Victoria