Update: Registrations for the Compost/leaf mulch distribution are now closed. If you did not get the chance to register, walk-ins are still possible but we don’t know what quantities will be available. 

Next distribution: Seedlings/ Get Growing + supplies on May 30th. See below for more info and to register! 

GET GROWING, VICTORIA

Get Growing, Victoria! is back for its second year and the FGCA is excited to be partnering with this initiative to be a distribution hub for our neighbourhood!
Get Growing, Victoria! is a free vegetable and herb seedlings and garden material distribution program created by the City of Victoria. In partnership with over 50 community and non-profit organizations, 80,000 vegetable and herb seedlings, along with gardening materials, and education through @Growing Together, will be distributed for FREE to support communities in need during the 2021 growing season.
If you would like to learn more about this awesome program, check out: victoria.ca/getgrowing
The distributions will happen on Sunday, April 18th (12pm-3pm) for the Compost/Leaf mulch distribution and Sunday, May 30th (12pm-4pm) for the seedlings/ second distribution of Get Growing +.

To Register for this Program: If you live, work, or play in the Fairfield or Gonzales neighbourhood and are facing barriers and interested in gardening, please fill out the community needs survey here!

For more information about the program, contact Virginie at event@fairfieldcommunity.ca

 

GET GROWING PLUS- Community Support from FGCA

You must register before coming (see link above). Distribution on Sunday, April 18th in Porter Park.

As a neighbourhood distribution hub, we also want to provide additional support to people who have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. If you self-identify to one or several of the descriptions below, you can receive additional free gardening supplies such as containers, soil, seeds etc…

· Unemployed

· Immunocompromised

· Indigenous communities

· Racialized communities

· Seniors

· Students

· Single parent households

· Living with chronic medical conditions

· Living with disabilities

· Accessing social services

· Living in affordable, low-income or supportive housing

· Unhoused

Fill the same survey out, and you will be contacted shortly by Emily, our garden coordinator.

 

This initiative is taking place on the unceded and occupied Coast Salish territories of the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations; the homelands of the Lekwungen speaking people.