MY FED FARM is back for 2022!
get involved today as a volunteer or donor
MY FED FARM
My FED Farm is designed to increase food security for underserved populations in Greater Victoria by providing garden kits containing everything needed to grow food.
The project started in response to COVID-19 when the pandemic highlighted the systemic food insecurity in our community. Now in its third year, the project supports individual households and community organizations to grow food and foster community connections as cost of living skyrockets.
VOLUNTEER With Us
We are building a team of dedicated, passionate volunteers to help make My FED Farm happen this season! We are currently seeking volunteers for the following positions:
Garden deliverers who can help us transport garden materials around Greater Victoria (must have access to a vehicle but we will reimburse you for gas)
Experienced gardeners who can mentor new growers
Helpers for miscellaneous tasks (e.g., packaging seeds, shoveling soil)
If you have additional skills that you think align with this project, we would love to hear from you too.
The health and safety our community members and volunteers is extremely important to us. We will go over safety protocols prior to starting.
In the past two years, we have added almost 600 square feet of garden space and 17,000 pounds of potential food grown in our community, directly benefiting 2199 people facing barriers to accessing healthy, fresh food and engaging 100 volunteers. We have achieved so much, but with rates of food insecurity rising, we need your help!
Your donation will cover the costs of garden kit materials. The garden kits contain everything needed to grow your own food: canvas SmartPot grow bags, edible plant starts, seeds, and educational resources.
Your donation supports:
$40 - one food insecure household with one garden planter, including soil and seeds
$120 - one food insecure household with a garden kit
$480 - four food insecure households with garden kits
$1200 - the creation of a community garden for those in need
Donate now to support food security in your community. No donation is too small. Thank you for supporting My FED Farm!
for garden kit applicants
Applications to receive a My FED Farm garden kit are now closed for 2022.
We are in the process of scheduling garden kit deliveries and will contact our applicants soon. If you have questions, feel free to get in touch!
What's IN a garden kit?
The My FED Farm garden kits are modular and designed for small-space growing.
Each kit contains:
2-5 round SmartPot grow bags
3 plant starts
Delivery of materials
Initial consult and info package
My FED Farm has delivered 881 garden kits to residents of Greater Victoria with the help of dedicated volunteers and community partners
We are thrilled to be working 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!
For more information go to:
We are thrilled to be partnering with the City of Victoria's 'Get Growing, Victoria' campaign!
Converting space at the Beacon Hill Park nursery, they will be growing over 75,000 edible plants to support those who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 in Victoria and donated over 3,300 plants to our initiative in 2020.
They have also provided funding to support the educational materials developed in partnership through the Growing Together Campaign.
We are so proud to work in a City with leaders like ours.
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 are working 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 over the next six months. We can do this!
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.