GET GROWING, VICTORIA

Get Growing, Victoria! is back for its second year and the FGCA is excited to be partnering with this initiative as 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 next distribution date is Sunday, August 22 from 12 to 3 pm. Registration opens Friday, July 30. Check back here for registration information.

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

GET GROWING PLUS- Community Support from FGCA

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, and seeds.

· 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

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.