MY FED FARM
My FED Farm is designed to increase food security for underserved populations throughout Greater Victoria by providing garden kits containing everything needed to grow food.
This year we are teaming up with service organizations to install community gardens! Join us for our fourth year of My FED Farm by volunteering with us or making a donation to help us build food security, community connection, and resilience on southern Vancouver Island.
Get your hands dirty and contribute to a good cause! We're looking for volunteers to help us:
Install community gardens
Attend our public garden work parties
Tend our nursery seedlings
We have a variety of flexible opportunities available to suit every time commitment and activity level. Please fill out the form below to get involved!
We need your help to increase food security in our community! Donate today! Your contribution will help cover the costs of garden materials.
$40 supports the delivery of 1 garden planter, including soil, seeds, and plant starts
$120 supports one garden plot for a household, including four planters, soil, seeds, and seedlings
$480 supports 4 families in need with garden plots
$1200 supports the creation of a community garden for those in need
Every dollar counts! Each donor will receive a charitable tax receipt.
Check out the impact of My FED Farm since the program started in 2020.
Last year, we added over 5500 lbs of food growing capacity for vulnerable populations on Southern Vancouver Island! More than 700 planter bags and 3600 seed packets and plant starts went out to our community partners, Indigenous Nations, and individual households. Over the past three years, we have added over 22,000 lbs of potential food grown in the community, transforming 6,800 sq ft into garden space and directly benefiting over 2700 people.
Read our wrap up repot to learn more about last year's program, including stories, testimonials, and more!
We are thrilled to have worked with so many great organizations through this project. My FED Farm would not be possible without support from the following:
TOPSOIL Innovative Agriculture converts under-utilized urban into productive food growing areas. They supply fresh premium produce direct to restaurants and the local community in Victoria. Acting as our headquarters for My FED Farm, we couldn't be happier about collaborating with them on this project!
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We are thrilled to partner with the City of Victoria's 'Get Growing, Victoria' program!
Get Growing, Victoria! is a program that provides food seedlings and garden materials with a priority to support underserved communities.
In 2022, Get Growing distributed 100,000 seedlings in partnership with 67community organizations, neighbourhood associations, supportive and affordable housing organizations, environmental stewardship organizations, mutual aid groups, and more.
We are so proud to work in a City with leaders like ours.
Be sure to follow them on social media @CityofVictoria and find out more here!
Growing Together is a collaborative initiative that aims to support residents across the region to grow their own food. A number of food-focused organizations and individuals have worked together towards one shared, enthusiastic goal: to motivate and enable people across the CRD to plant, harvest and distribute as much fresh food as possible.
Follow them on social media @Growing.Together.Apart and find out more at www.growingfood-together.com!
The Good Food Network, who is hosting this campaign, is a network of organizations from across the Victoria capital region (Coast Salish territories) working to create a robust local food system.
Thank you to Our supporters
Created in a time of uncertainty and turmoil, the My FED Farm program would not have been possible without the generous support of our volunteers and partners. We would like to express our deep gratitude for those that helped us have a meaningful impact on those at risk of food insecurity in our community.