MY FED FARM
The My FED Farm project was created as a pandemic response program that supplied free start up growing kits to those at risk of food insecurity. The impacts of COVID-19 on our society highlighted the systemic issues of food insecurity that so many people in our community face.
By supplying recipients with garden kits containing everything they need to grow their own food, FED is working to improve food security in the Greater Victoria region.
My FED Farm has delivered 881 garden kits to residents of Greater Victoria with the help of dedicated volunteers and community partners
In 2020 the My FED Farm program supplied free vegetable gardens to 514 homes across the Greater Victoria area. That number of garden kits amounted to over 10,000 pounds of potential food grown right here in our city. In addition to this, the My FED Farm team created and curated educational videos and content to help support people growing their own food.
In the second year of the program My FED Farm adjusted its focus to incorporate more community organizations in our recipient list. While continuing to supply vegetable gardens to individual homes, we were able to create garden spaces at organizations including the Our Place Society, Cridge Centre for the Family, Rainbow Kitchen, and local First Nations communities.
This focus on community gardens and organizations addressed the issues of isolation and disconnection that many of our garden recipients expressed. By offering people an opportunity to connect with one another through food, we hope to support the well-being and mental health of our community.
SELF-WATERING PLANTER SALES
This year we are selling self-watering planters that are perfect for starting your own edible garden! All proceeds raised from the sale of these planters will go towards our gardening projects including the Urban Learning Garden, My FED Farms, and our Urban Farmer Workshops!
These planters are easy to setup, low maintenance, and require less fertilizer and water than a conventional garden.
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.
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' campaign!
Converting space at the Beacon Hill Park nursery, they grew over 50,000 edible plants to support those who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 in Victoria and donated over 2,000 plants to our initiative.
They have also provided funding to support our outreach and 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.