MY  FED  FARM

During these unprecedented times we are looking to support our fellow community members by assisting Greater Victoria residents with developing their own food gardens!

 

Being the start of the growing season, we look to support families and laid off workers by providing home-based start up food gardens using simple and affordable supplies. While the supply chain of food to the island has not been impacted by COVID-19, the mass layoffs present a tougher challenge in the months ahead. On average, 53% of people in Canada currently live paycheck to paycheck and especially in Victoria where rents are high, many will struggle to afford ongoing access to fresh, healthy foods. 

 

But we are here to help!

Food Garden Kit Contents:

  • 2 - 5 round planters

  • Soil

  • 3 starter plants

  • Seeds

  • Delivery of materials

  • Initial consult & info package

  • Access to webseries & #MyFEDFarm chatroom

Our goal is to provide 500 homes with food gardens.

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**Will not have handles

At this time we are seeking Greater Victoria residents who have been impacted by COVID-19 who could benefit from a growing their own food.

For those who are struggling through this challenging time, we will happily provide the gardening package free of charge. If however, you feel you can contribute towards this initiative, check out our Garden Intake form below to find out how you can sponsor a garden or donate.

The health and safety of our community members and volunteers is extremely important to us. We will be taking all necessary steps to ensure we are following best practices.

Would you like to have a My FED Farm at your home? Please take a moment to fill out our Garden Intake Form:

Would you like to volunteer with us? We are currently accepting volunteer applications. In particular we could use volunteers with SUVs or trucks who could help transport and complete garden installs:

We  are  so  excited  to  be  working with  our  project  partners

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TOPSOIL Innovative Agriculture converts under-utilized urban into productive food growing areas. They supply fresh premium direct to restaurants and the local community in Victoria

They have expanded their on-site market this year from Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 3 pm! Check them out at 395 Harbour Rd.

For more information go to:
www.topsoileatlocal.com

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 will have donated 3,300 plants in the summer distribution of the program to our initiative.

 

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.

Be sure to follow them on social media @CityofVictoria and find out more here!

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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!

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.

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We have had the absolute pleasure to work with Lifespace Gardens for the last 4 years. They're based out of North Vancouver and build the highest quality and most beautiful self-watering gardens and planters designed to help you grow food. They've started this amazing deal on these 3 condo farms below, where you can get free delivery AND they'll donate some of the proceeds towards My FED Farm!

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We are excited to be partnering with Transition Sooke, the Sooke Region Food CHI Society and the Sooke Garden Club to be able to provide residents in Sooke with free garden kits!

 

If you live in Sooke, you can use the same intake form above, and we'll pass on your information to their team to get you growing. 

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We are absolutely honoured to be living and working on the traditional territories of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples, specifically the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, whose relationship with the land continues to teach and inspire us to this day.